Precise management of the movement of products in a production environment is one of the most important, complex and demanding areas of logistics solutions. Pick and place technologies such as automated guided vehicles (AGVs), robotic picking, automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) and put-wall picking reduce error rates and increase warehouse productivity.
In the development of solutions, GAA utilizes AGVs to increase efficiency and reduce costs by helping to automate specialized tasks or functions within our area of control. AGVs provide automated material movement for a variety of applications to ensure safety, movement pacing and traffic management. Specific route commands and run speeds are used to maximize productivity and efficient movement of parts through kitting cells (shopping carts) and to line-side Point-of-Use (POU) locations.
GAA has a long history of automation for specific applications. In many cases, the right solution to automate an operation with an ASRS offers high-density storage capacity in a compact footprint and can be tailored to high part number complexity in the warehouse environment. As GAA, the ASRS are designed as the center of integrated material handling systems that deliver the speed and efficiency required to meet our customers' ever-increasing expectations.
GAA's development of the application of cycle counting drones to automate rudimentary processes and automated conveyor systems can greatly speed order fulfillment, provide better inventory management and help accomplish lean goals for Just-In-Time and process controls. At GAA, it's vital to adapt quickly to demand spikes and new customers' requirements with a flexible solution that can seamlessly expand within our warehouse, scale across our enterprise and integrate with other solutions. Using warehouse automation allows us to meet these needs for many current and future customer-based solutions.