White Papers from Kardex Remstar

Calculating the True Cost of Productivity Calculating the True Cost of Productivity

Labor is frequently the dominant cost of a facility, no matter where it is located within the U.S. This white paper demonstrates two calculations that contribute to calculating the true cost of productivity—labor costs and throughput—and details the potential costs of worker liability insurance and downtime. It also shows how an investment in dynamic storage and retrieval systems can impact productivity in three areas: reduced labor costs, improved throughput and decreased liability.


Presented by: Kardex Remstar
Date: September 2017
Kardex Remstar
Positioning Your Order Picking Team For Success Positioning Your Order Picking Team For Success

When it comes to warehouse and distribution employees, more organizations are deploying ergonomically designed automation systems. These ergonomic solutions help workers complete picking and order fulfillment tasks while simultaneously eliminating the risk of injury. In addition to enhancing safety, the devices can boost productivity and reduce a variety of costs – positioning both workers and companies for operational success.

This white paper reviews the costs of injuries associated with overexertion, and explores three ways automated storage systems improve worker ergonomics and productivity. It also shares an overview of two different operations that implemented such a system and their results.


Presented by: Kardex Remstar
Date: September 2016
Kardex Remstar
Connecting Islands of Automation Connecting Islands of Automation

Through customer examples, this white paper will examine how AS/RS solutions function within a connected fulfillment process. More specifically, learn how solutions enable:

  • Rapid processing and picking of next-day shipments, while still being able to closely monitor and add to shipments while they are in progress.
  • Coordinating picking with host WMS or ERP systems so that picking from AS/RS can be consolidated with manually picked items from other zones.
  • Integration with order requirements from host ERP or WMS systems to support batch or zone picking.

Presented by: Kardex Remstar
Date: April 2016
Kardex Remstar
Optimizing E-commerce Returns With Automated Storage Systems Optimizing E-commerce Returns With Automated Storage Systems

Shopping online has been embraced in a big way. Actually, "big" might be considered an understatement. Yet with all those parcels arriving in the mailbox or on the doorstep of consumers, there are bound to be some returns. After all, unless a shopper is buying an item already seen in person elsewhere, e-commerce purchases are highly dependent on images and text that describes a product – whether generated by the online merchant or reviewers who have experienced it.

This white paper examines how the deployment of affordable, flexible automated storage and retrieval systems can simplify reverse logistics processing. Through the implementation of such a system, returns can be handled as another form of inbound shipping through efficient routing and restocking items to minimize inventory costs, labor requirements and space demands.


Presented by: Kardex Remstar
Date: February 2016
Kardex Remstar
Defining the Perfect Order Defining the Perfect Order

Distributors are grappling with razor-thin margins and an increasingly picky customer, and manufacturers are focused on improving efficiencies and process flow in a way that reduces repacks and mispicks that can disrupt their entire processes.

In this white paper, we'll explore the concept of the perfect order, review factors that can help determine what the perfect order might be for your facility, share strategies companies are using to attain the perfect order, and provide solutions that allow companies to increase order accuracy without having to make the cost and time investment that's typically associated with reaching perfect order status.


Presented by: Kardex Remstar
Date: April 2015
Kardex Remstar