At first glance, the purchase costs for automated solutions appear higher than for manual systems – but their use achieves a rapid return on investment (ROI). Depending on the scale, they may pay for themselves fully within as little as three to five years! Quality is also a crucial factor when investing in the future: In the long run, inferior solutions can lead to costly downtime or further expenses. Therefore, depending on your company’s strategy and development, gradual integration of automated systems can make sense. This approach allows you to make investments and modernize processes step by step, improving performance slowly and ensuring scalability.
Data migration is essential when switching to automated storage systems. If you’re already using manual and partially automated systems to manage warehouse activities, valuable information and data are available. Migrating these requires preparation and informed analysis; the process is substantial, but worthwhile. If you’re already using a warehouse management system, the integration process will be much faster and smoother.
Our automated logistics processes are easy to operate thanks to user-friendly interfaces. Therefore, high costs and significant training time are not expected – even though this approach entrusts employees with tasks involving even greater responsibility. For the day-to-day workflow, this has many advantages: Compared to manual processes without automated quality control, the error rate drops to a minimum. Furthermore, the goods-to-person principle allows maximum picking quality. And last but not least, automated storage systems increase the level of safety – which is especially important, for instance for work in high-bay warehouses.
No, on the contrary: A digital storage system actually provides more control as part of the automation. The logistics software used monitors the processes and provides visualizations for information concerning the system, the available items and the material flow.
Yes! Full or partial automation of existing logistics centers can be implemented during ongoing operation of your system.
A smooth transition to automation requires careful planning. Before the installation and commissioning processes can start, it’s necessary to determine the equipment required, develop the initial design concept and select the solution according to your expectations and budget. These steps are essential in order to make the best decision for the long term between modernizing the existing system and building a new one. As a result, how long warehouse automation takes totally depends on your individual goals and plans. Feel free to contact us at any time for specific questions about your project!
Not necessarily. For a small product range, a small number of items or limited storage capacity, a fully automated warehouse is often not the best choice. These scenarios can benefit from a partially automated solution that grows with you, since it can increase the efficiency of the processes without great expense.