The Benefits of Automating Your Warehouse with AutoStore

The Benefits of Automating Your Warehouse with AutoStore

By: Cory Clifford

As the world increasingly becomes more automated and tech-driven, warehouses look for ways to become more efficient, and still provide the same quality service. A popular option is the use of Goods to Person (GTP) robotic picking systems like AutoStore, a high-density cube storage system. In this post, we will learn about AutoStore, what we can pick with it, and the benefits compared to manual/legacy systems.

What Is AutoStore?

AutoStore is a robotic GTP system designed to streamline warehouse operations by automatically picking storage bins and delivering them directly to operators at workstations/ports. This is done through a network of robots that can quickly and accurately transport bins from one place to another, eliminating the need for manual labor, improving productivity, increasing storage density, and reducing costs.

Warehouse worker entering inventory from AutoStore bin

What Can Be Stored in an AutoStore?

The type of items that can be placed in an AutoStore depend on the size and weight of what you’re looking to store. AutoStore systems are well-suited for handling items such as: 

  • consumer products
  • electronics
  • parts distribution
  • grocery
  • apparel 
  • bio/medical 

Can you use AutoStore for hazardous materials, sensitive electronics/components, fragile items, liquids, and high value products?

Yes! If your items fit into one of the three bin sizes, you can automate your picking in a secure and safe environment. SDI Element Logic uses extensive data analysis of your order structures and products to suggest and build the most efficient system possible for your operation.

AutoStore bin size comparison

Who Benefits from Using Autostore?

While e-commerce is often the first use that comes to mind, AutoStore is also applicable, and used extensively, for retail and wholesale. Discrete order picking, batch picking, and automatic order consolidation are all possible with AutoStore– making it one of the best all-around GTP systems on the market today.

AutoStore robot picking inventory

How will AutoStore benefit your operations?

AutoStore will:

  1. ·        Reduce human error by automating many processes that would otherwise be manual labor
  2. ·        Drastically decrease labor costs associated with warehouse operations as fewer people are required to operate the system
  3. ·        Boost productivity in a warehouse as goods can be stored and retrieved more quickly than if they had been handled manually

By eliminating human error and reducing costs associated with warehousing activities, you can improve your bottom line and still maintain high levels of quality service for your customers. AutoStore allows you not to sacrifice quality or customer satisfaction.For more information, contact me:  cory.clifford@sdi.systems or visit our website: https://sdi.systems/solutions/goods-to-person/autostore/