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Last updated: May 22, 2020

Automated Vertical Storage Systems Used for Manufacturing Parts Kitting and Lean Order Processing

In many manufacturing facilities, the product mix is continually changing to keep up with the marketplace. This continual change requires flexible storage systems that are easy to change and space efficient storage so more inventory can be located at the assembly production line. Incorporating Automated Vertical Storage Systems not only store mixed sized parts close to the point of use, they will also help create accuracy and efficiency for lean order processing and manufacturing parts kitting (view image gallery of automated vertical storage systems). Click here to learn more about automated storage systems.

Benefits of Automated Vertical Storage Systems

Here are just some of the benefits one company experienced when they recently installed three Automated Vertical Storage Systems for their manufacturing parts kitting assembly production line.

  • Reclaimed 1600 square feet for an additional assembly line area
  • 40% increase in inventory storage capacity
  • 98% accuracy levels in order process and parts kitting

Lean Order Processing and Manufacturing Parts Kitting is Easy and Efficient with Automated Vertical Storage Systems

Before installing the automated vertical storage systems the company had static shelving and used the “grocery store” approach where workers would walk up and down aisles and load their order carts with parts to deliver to the assembly line area. Now, parts for a particular product model are stored throughout the three Automated Vertical Storage units. Through lean order processing tools in the Automated Vertical Storage units’ integrated Fast Pic software, the company has improved their overall storage efficiency. (See videos see videos)

Manufacturing Parts Kitting and Picking Parts

When a supervisor requests additional work for an area, he instructs the order specialist to pick additional work orders. The order specialist selects the work order with the Fast Pic software which has been downloaded automatically to Fast Pic from the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Once the order is selected the Automated Vertical Storage System brings all the corresponding trays with the parts for the work order to the machine's ergonomic work counter for the order specialist to load the parts onto the delivery cart. After the kitted parts are loaded on the cart they are staged on the modular build area for assembly.

Automated Vertical Storage System Design and Installation Services

For more information on how Automated Vertical Storage Systems can be used for manufacturing parts kitting and lean order processing in your facility, give us a call at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message.

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