How much labor is currently used? How many people are needed for inventory management, receiving, put away, and retrieving items from storage? More labor used means a faster ROI for AS/RS.
Would increased storage capacity extend the lifespan of your current facility? An AS/RS may help mitigate incurring facility relocation or expansion costs.
Would your operations benefit from automated inventory management? Similar to other automation solutions, AS/RS can increase visibility, provide data and deliver control of inventory by levels and locations.
How will product be delivered to and removed from the AS/RS? Consider the pros and cons of manual processes compared to automated systems.
Would automating storage and retrieval free up labor for more valuable activities? Automation of the tedious, repetitive tasks can help you navigate labor availability challenges and streamline tasks.