Now, More Than Ever, These Automation Techniques Are Driving the Storage Industry
Evolving alongside technology, McMurray Stern has implemented new automation techniques that effectively increase the speed and efficiency of storage, putting businesses who harness any of these techniques at an advantage.
McMurray Stern is a leading storage solutions provider that helps customers in all industries to make the most out of the space that they have, utilizing automation techniques to achieve this goal.
One of the ways that McMurray Stern uses automation techniques to improve efficiency in clients’ businesses is through micro-fulfillment solutions. These various solutions are geared to improve convenience, speed, and accuracy for customers through quicker delivery options.
One micro-fulfillment solution provided by McMurray Stern is the Vertical Lift Module, or VLM, which utilizes a compact design to store many items while taking up minimal floor space. This automated storing machine is easy to operate and has helped many retail and grocery companies to easily store a multitude of products efficiently.
Another technologically advanced micro-fulfillment solution offered by McMurray Stern is the HAIPICK robot, which automatically retrieves items from warehouse storage and replaces a large sum of manual labor. This intelligent robot can effectively navigate on its own and avoid collisions, making it a vital tool in any warehouse setting.
McMurray Stern has also implemented various carousel systems, which help businesses handle small parts slowly around the clock and consolidate items to take up less floor space. These carousels bring stored products to operators and store them seamlessly.
For any clients that need to utilize multi-level storage for pallets, trays, cartons or bins, McMurray Stern’s shuttle system helps transport materials rapidly across levels, and the automated Lift&Run works to stack items quickly.
Additionally, McMurray Stern can equip clients with AGV’s, or Automated Guided Vehicles, that can be used on the larger scale of transporting raw materials from long-term storage locations to forward-picking locations. These vehicles can be maneuvered by employees in order to cut off time traveling between locations and transporting large quantities of materials.
Lastly, an automated picking system provided by McMurray Stern can be employed to help manage the logistics of future orders as opposed to using a manual picking system, which is time consuming and leaves room for human error.
All of McMurray Stern’s automated solutions adhere to the goods-to-person strategy of using automated technology to deliver items where they need to be efficiently and get them to customers in a timely manner.
Furthermore, these specific automatic solutions are all various ways that McMurray Stern has used technology to overcome various problems that the storage industry is currently facing.
By offering solutions that rely on minimal human intervention, McMurray Stern’s automated solutions lower the effect that the labor shortage has on companies and reduces the risk of harm to employees, facilitating a safer working environment.
These automation techniques also aid businesses in combating a shortage of commercial real estate, with solutions such as the shuttle system and VLM allowing access to vertical storage when floor space is scarce.
Using automated solutions such as those offered by McMurray Stern is both the present and future of storage. These technologies are revolutionizing the storage industry and contributing to business’s overall efficiency and success.
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