Glossary of Terms
Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (ARS)
Automated storage and retrieval systems are computerized systems that retrieve items automatically without the need for human transport or delivery. The machines are programmed electronically to fetch and repeat on demand based on designated directions, routes, and pathways throughout the warehouse. By reducing wasted labor and improving retrieval speeds, these automated systems can significantly increase the accuracy and efficiency of warehouse operations. It can also reduce the risk and cost associated with damaged goods during standard manual transport.