White Papers for Fulfillment Optimization & Distribution Design Solutions
The types of automation in a facility and how to know the right time to make the switch from manual processes to automated processes.
How fulfillment and distribution centers can optimize and scale operations to meet peak season demand.
Defining "lights out automation" and outlining the advancements in technology that have moved processes from manual to semi-automated to fully automated.
The following information describes some of the most frequently tracked and beneficial KPIs by operational area for managing a facility.
Considering which technology to implement and how to maximize your current facility is no easy task. An in-depth data analysis is required to develop the framework for structuring a plan and identifying technology options.
As with any major business decision, considering whether to pursue a micro-fulfillment strategy and which technology to implement requires doing your homework.
Choosing an appropriate order picking solution is often over-simplified, but selecting an optimal one can help reach goals in increasing order volume, maximizing productivity, reducing labor, and speeding delivery time.
The advantage of recent trends in the WES landscape means that customers have more options now than ever before when assessing how to fulfill their execution software needs within the warehouse.
With the shortcomings of recent times, AHS looks to bring stability and reliability to our nation’s uncertainty.
The world is in the midst of a technology evolution that is impacting virtually every aspect of life from the way we communicate to the way business is done. New technologies are continually being developed.
Planning a material handling system is a major undertaking, and the development of your ROI model is the foundation of the project's success or failure.
As modern warehouses, distribution facilities and E-commerce facilities grow in demand, many industry challenges--both old and new--are becoming more apparent.
Robots are viewed as task-driven machines that aim to take over jobs that humans are incapable of doing efficiently and effectively.
When time is of the essence, one might think it is better to dive in and start making important project decisions without prioritizing the data analysis phase of a project.
AHS is able to help your realize your custom solution through 3D Designs. We have the capabilities to provide you with multiple different images to show:
Fulfillment and Distributions Videos
From automated material and pallet movement to robotic goods-to-person fulfillment technology, experience in-person or virtually how these solutions can enhance your supply chain.
More businesses are utilizing micro-fulfillment to make last-mile delivery faster and cheaper. Given that micro-fulfillment facilities are smaller, what technology can you utilize within the space constraints? How do you optimize those technologies and processes?
When automating a warehouse, robotic automation can typically offer the largest ROI. What strategies should you be following to ensure you're getting the most return out of your robotic investment?
Exotec and Ariat speak about their experiences working with AHS and the Exotec Skypod System integration in Ariat's 1M square foot facility in Fort Worth, Texas.
A panel discussion at the Manifest event between the top companies in the industry. Join us in the discussion between AHS, Attabotics, OSARO, and Geek+.
AHS successfully integrated possibly the largest Caja Robotic system totaling 115,000 square feet of storage, 123 rows of racking, and 93 robots. Our team of experts was able to revolutionize the order fulfillment process for this distribution center with the use of this robotic goods-to-person system.
The first Exotec Skypod System in the USA was successfully integrated by AHS LLC. Our team revolutionized the eCommerce order fulfillment process within this distribution center.
Here we have our Robotics and Automation in Warehousing breakout panel during the University of Louisville Logistics and Distribution Institute workshop.
This presentation will emphasize key points that should be highly considered when developing a strategy around Micro-fulfillment.
Extending the life of existing assets through the use of AMR technology is a great strategy to protect your investment. Where and how to implement this strategy is key.
Take a look as we highlight the key benefits of our robotic partner, Exotec, and their Skypod System.
Listen as one of our experts speaks about AHS' latest solutions, as demonstrated in our booth during Modex.
The 6-step process ensures that your company's goals of time, budget, and ROI are met. Don’t just take our word for it.
Watch as the AHS team design and implement an entire system for Lakeshore Learning from the ground up.
High speed sortation for the conveyance and sortation of boxes and poly bags. Sorter designed to handle a rate of 80 poly bags per minute.
Ploy Bags being inducted through an in motion scale feeding onto a high speed sorter.
AHS was tasked with being able to convey, accumulate, and sort both cartons and poly bags.
AHS's engineering team worked with one of its business partners to convey, accumulate, and induct both cartons and poly bags.
Chutes were designed and installed for the conveyance and sortation of both cartons and poly bags.
Designed to handle and merger both poly bags and cartons. Parcels feed onto the merge table from 24 volt zone belt accumulation conveyor.
By installing 24 Volt Conveyor, AHS, Inc. was able to design and install a solution to convey and sort both cartons and poly bags at a rate of 80 parcels per minute.
Conveying and handling both poly bags and cartons upto 80 parcels per minute. Being fed by 24 volt zone belt accumulation conveyor.
Exceeding Customer Expectations
For more than 40 years, AHS has been combining the power of creative design with a strategic selection of equipment manufacturers to create best-in-class fulfillment and distribution solutions for a wide variety of industries and clients. As a client of AHS, you get the personal time and attention of an expert, niche partner who will work with you one-on-one to develop the best solutions for you.
AHS takes great pride in exceeding our customers’ expectations and we thank them for providing these AHS Success Stories.
In this video case study, Ariat explains how AHS | Hy-Tek has helped the retail & eCommerce company optimize its order fulfillment process by implementing the Exotec Skypod System.
The system was tested within a couple of weeks from start-up by shipping over 8,000 orders within a 12-hour period.
A modernized distribution facility that supports Hillman's plans for continued growth. Increased average lines-per-person/per hour 61% by implementing pick-to-light technology and a state-of-the-art WMS.
The facility is able to expand to 500,000 square feet, positioning Hubert to accommodate future client demands as well as enhancing its position for new business development.
After a few short months of operation, the team was able to process higher volumes with one-third of its previous fulfillment team.
The installed system is performing as expected and will support the additional volumes as forecasted by Smith & Hawken.
After comparing layouts, evaluating locations and negotiating lease options, the team determined that the Monroe, OH location was best suited to enhance the customer experience.
The system was installed on time and within budget. Within the first six weeks of production, the system was able to process 155% of year five projections. 100% of the previously installed equipment was reused within the new design.
The entire team stayed committed and followed the detailed master plan to meet the “go live” date.
In utilizing AHS's expertise, the gap has been able to keep the overhead cost down, focus on pressing issues, and rely on them to assist with ongoing education of current technology and processes.
Au-ve-co has reduced its operating budget while increasing outbound volume. With the strong management team and workforce, Au-ve-co is confident they will be able to handle continued growth while providing superior customer service.
Download our brochure to read more about each of the featured robots and how they are modernizing the warehouse and distribution experience.
AHS combines the power of creative design with a strategic selection of equipment manufacturers to create best-in-class fulfillment and distribution solutions.
Here at AHS, our business model has been to create strategic partnerships in order to provide the best solution for our customers.
Providing functionality and flexibility, the portable sorter fits the mold of companies who see frequent business changes and seasonality demands.
View some of the most commonly asked questions and answers about the Exotec Skypod system and the new Skypicker.
The F3 Nipper is more than just a standard AGV. View some of the most commonly asked questions and answers about this smart transportation robot.