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Whitepapers

White Papers for Fulfillment Optimization & Distribution Design Solutions

The New Role of Robotics in the Supply Chain

The New Role of Robotics in the Supply Chain

With the shortcomings of recent times, AHS looks to bring stability and reliability to our nation’s uncertainty. Robotic MHE has a strong role to play and we plan to utilize our diverse portfolio of robotic solutions and expertise in the supply chain to accomplish this now and in the future. Read more about the new role robotics are playing in the supply chain during these uncertain times.

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Show Me The Money

Show Me The Money

The world is in the midst of a technology evolution that is impacting virtually every aspect of life from the way we communicate to the way business is done. New technologies are continually being developed. Some have already found their niche in the world while others are still looking for practical, useful applications.

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Know Your Actual Yield

Know Your Actual Yield

Planning a material handling system is a major undertaking, and the development of your ROI model is the foundation of the project's success or failure.

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The Use of AMRs in Warehousing

The Use of AMRs in Warehousing

As modern warehouses, distribution facilities and E-commerce facilities grow in demand, many industry challenges--both old and new--are becoming more apparent.

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The Use of Collaborative Robots

The Use of Collaborative Robots

Robots are viewed as task-driven machines that aim to take over jobs that humans are incapable of doing efficiently and effectively.

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The Importance of Data Analysis

The Importance of Data Analysis

When time is of the essence, one might think it is better to dive in and start making important project decisions without prioritizing the data analysis phase of a project.

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“Put” Order Consolidation to WORK in Your DC

“Put” Order Consolidation to WORK in Your DC

This paper will help to simplify the daunting task of trying to figure out what’s the best solution for your specific needs.

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Is Your Inventory Causing You Headaches?

Is Your Inventory Causing You Headaches?

Problems that could be attributed to poor slotting, could be correctable at minimal cost by simply understanding the impact.

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Return on Investment

Return on Investment

Deciding how best to invest among competing alternatives is a principal function of management.

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The Importance of Spare Parts

The Importance of Spare Parts

Is it worthwhile to save a few hundred dollars on a part that will cost you thousands of dollars in lost time?

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Storage Systems and Liability

Storage Systems and Liability

If one of your racks happen to collapse and injure an employee, who is responsible?

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The Cost of Doing Nothing

The Cost of Doing Nothing

When looking at future choices for your organization, the "Do Nothing" alternative needs to be considered in your decision-making process.

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Renders

Visualize your Fulfillment and Distribution Solutions with 3D Renderings

AHS is able to help your realize your custom solution through 3D Designs. We have the capabilities to provide you with multiple different images to show:

  • Overall Facility Views
  • Elevation Views
  • Process Flows
  • Ergonomics and more

Videos

Fulfillment and Distributions Videos

1 Minute Snapshot: Exotec

1 Minute Snapshot: Exotec

Take a look as we highlight the key benefits of our robotic partner, Exotec, and their Skypod System.

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AHS at Modex 2020

AHS at Modex 2020

Listen as one of our experts speaks about AHS' latest solutions, as demonstrated in our booth during Modex.

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 DesignBuild Process

DesignBuild Process

The 6-step process ensures that your company's goals of time, budget, and ROI are met. Don’t just take our word for it.

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The AHS Story

The AHS Story

Get to know us! Learn more about who we are and what we do.

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Lakeshore Learning

Lakeshore Learning

Watch as the AHS team design and implement an entire system for Lakeshore Learning from the ground up.

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AHS - Put Pod Guided

AHS - Put Pod Guided

Guided Pack Table

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AHS - Pivoting

AHS - Pivoting

The Put Pod will pivot into position to optimize both the put and pack.

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MDR Bag Accumulation

MDR Bag Accumulation

Poly Bags being conveyed and accumulated on MDR conveyor.

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High Speed - Poly Bag Sorter

High Speed - Poly Bag Sorter

Poly Bags being sorted to multiple destinations.

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High Speed - Poly Bag Induction

High Speed - Poly Bag Induction

Ploy Bags being inducted through an in motion scale feeding onto a high speed sorter.

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2 to 1 Merge Table

2 to 1 Merge Table

AHS was tasked with being able to convey, accumulate, and sort both cartons and poly bags.

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2 to 1 Merger

2 to 1 Merger

AHS's engineering team worked with one of its business partners to convey, accumulate, and induct both cartons and poly bags.

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Sortation Chutes

Sortation Chutes

Chutes were designed and installed for the conveyance and sortation of both cartons and poly bags.

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Small Parcel Sortation

Small Parcel Sortation

High speed sortation for the conveyance and sortation of boxes and poly bags. Sorter designed to handle a rate of 80 poly bags per minute.

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3 to 1 Merge (handling)

3 to 1 Merge (handling)

Designed to handle and merger both poly bags and cartons. Parcels feed onto the merge table from 24 volt zone belt accumulation conveyor.

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3 to 1 Merge

3 to 1 Merge

By installing 24 Volt Conveyor, AHS, Inc. was able to design and install a solution to convey and sort both cartons and poly bags at a rate of 80 parcels per minute.

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2 to 1 Merge - Poly Bags

2 to 1 Merge - Poly Bags

Conveying and handling both poly bags and cartons upto 80 parcels per minute. Being fed by 24 volt zone belt accumulation conveyor.

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Case Studies

Exceeding Customer Expectations

For more than 40 years, AHS has been combining the power of creative design with a strategic selection of equipment manufacturers to create best-in-class fulfillment and distribution solutions for a wide variety of industries and clients. As a client of AHS, you get the personal time and attention of an expert, niche partner who will work with you one-on-one to develop the best solutions for you.

AHS takes great pride in exceeding our customers' expectations and we thank them for providing these AHS Success Stories.


Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart

The system was tested within a couple of weeks from start-up by shipping over 8,000 orders within a 12-hour period.

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The Hillman Group

The Hillman Group

A modernized distribution facility that supports Hillman's plans for continued growth. Increased average lines-per-person/per hour 61% by implementing pick-to-light technology and a state-of-the-art WMS.

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Hubert

Hubert

The facility is able to expand to 500,000 square feet, positioning Hubert to accommodate future client demands as well as enhancing its position for new business development.

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SwimOutlet

SwimOutlet

After a few short months of operation, the team was able to process higher volumes with one-third of its previous fulfillment team.

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Innotrac

Innotrac

The installed system is performing as expected and will support the additional volumes as forecasted by Smith & Hawken.

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Hayneedle

Hayneedle

After comparing layouts, evaluating locations and negotiating lease options, the team determined that the Monroe, OH location was best suited to enhance the customer experience.

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Finish Line

Finish Line

The system was installed on time and within budget. Within the first six weeks of production, the system was able to process 155% of year five projections. 100% of the previously installed equipment was reused within the new design.

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eBay Enterprise

eBay Enterprise

The entire team stayed committed and followed the detailed master plan to meet the “go live” date.

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Gap

Gap

In utilizing AHS's expertise, the gap has been able to keep the overhead cost down, focus on pressing issues, and rely on them to assist with ongoing education of current technology and processes.

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Au-ve-co

Au-ve-co

Au-ve-co has reduced its operating budget while increasing outbound volume. With the strong management team and workforce, Au-ve-co is confident they will be able to handle continued growth while providing superior customer service.

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Brochures

The Ultimate Solution

The Ultimate Solution

AHS combines the power of creative design with a strategic selection of equipment manufacturers to create best-in-class fulfillment and distribution solutions.

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Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies

Here at AHS, our business model has been to create strategic partnerships in order to provide the best solution for our customers.

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AHS Portable Sorter

AHS Portable Sorter

Providing functionality and flexibility, the portable sorter fits the mold of companies who see frequent business changes and seasonality demands.

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AHS Design Guide

The AHS Design Guide provides costing parameters that have been established over 40 years of successful material handling solutions projects.

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Download the AHS Design Guide

Guidelines for estimating project budgets and determining your ROI.
 

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