FAST Warehouse: Furniture Automatic Storage

FAST is CASSIOLI’s innovative plant engineering solution capable of increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the production-distribution processes for companies that plan production according to a demand planning logic. The FAST system allows performance that would be impossible with any traditional storage system: features such as the innovative operating logic based on just-in-time sharing of production plans and the original package-gripping device (assembled and disassembled furniture, etc.) make the patented FAST solution a truly unique system. In the absence of an automated solution, the typical situation in furniture manufacturing companies often involves fully manual management of the preparation of orders to be processed. This carries significant critical issues in terms of time and cost. Usually, the shipping operative receives a packing list with the component codes of an “environment” for a specific customer. Items are identified and stacked on individual trolleys associated with the orders. Synchronisation of production lines is therefore necessary: a particularly onerous task.

FAST Warehouse: Furniture Automatic Storage

FAST is CASSIOLI’s innovative plant engineering solution capable of increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the production-distribution processes for companies that plan production according to a demand planning logic. The FAST system allows performance that would be impossible with any traditional storage system: features such as the innovative operating logic based on just-in-time sharing of production plans and the original package-gripping device (assembled and disassembled furniture, etc.) make the patented FAST solution a truly unique system. In the absence of an automated solution, the typical situation in furniture manufacturing companies often involves fully manual management of the preparation of orders to be processed. This carries significant critical issues in terms of time and cost. Usually, the shipping operative receives a packing list with the component codes of an “environment” for a specific customer. Items are identified and stacked on individual trolleys associated with the orders. Synchronisation of production lines is therefore necessary: a particularly onerous task.

Instead, the revolutionary FAST system allows optimisation of the storage of finished products, customer order definition and shipment of products. Traditional handling systems encounter extreme difficulty in contexts where goods from various production lines have to be stored whilst everything needed for a given order is prepared. There are not only production problems, therefore, but also logistics, storage, handling and management issues.

The FAST (Furniture Automated Storage) System represents a true innovation in the automated storage system industry. Specifically, an innovative gripping device and sophisticated operating methodology deliver performance that would be impossible with any traditional system using stacker cranes.

FAST represents a new development in the field of intensive storage. Compared to pallet warehouses, it overcomes the need to stack objects on pallets and then single them out. Unlike stacker cranes that handle only one item at a time, FAST also allows transfer of several items simultaneously, both during loading and unloading, drastically reducing the amount of work for the stacker crane. FAST allows completely random object storing by item and subsequent issuing grouped by customer order. FAST can also manage completely different sizes of objects in the same group.

Taking advantage of the ability to keep all storage fronts open, i.e. all the references in which the packages must be grouped (for shipment), companies can move from an ordered production, by order, to a randomized production, by type (i.e. production with optimized logic independent of the progression required to complete customer orders). A FAST warehouse allows automation of all activities from the end of the production lines to loading of vehicles. In fact, the system receives the packages from different production areas, composes the customer order directly on the shelf, picks the entire quantity of goods assigned to a customer and sends this to a specific vehicle loading bay at the precise moment required. Full automation. Tangible benefits include greater accuracy of customer orders and less damage to goods due to the absence of handling performed by operators.

MAIN FEATURES

MAIN FEATURES

  • Optimisation of space and logistical efficiency
  • Possibility of storing objects of different sizes, shapes, weight and consistency in the same cell
  • Increased storage density by optimising use of space in the warehouse area
  • Elimination of any issues with the management of “late” products
  • Just-in-time changes to the picking sequence
  • Reduced risk of accidents and overall lead time, i.e. the time between order generation and delivery of the goods
  • Possibility of using a self-supporting structure

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