Bastian Solutions Goods to Person System Extends Beyond the Storage Buffer

Andy Gawne, Field Application Engineer with Bastian Solutions from the California office, discussed how goods to person automation is an ever growing field that represents a revolution in the material handling industry.  Goods to person automation eliminates the costly and time-intensive process of having operators travel throughout the warehouse to pick.

Gawne noted, “There are many options out there, including Perfect Pick, AutoStore, and shuttle systems to name a few, but all of these technologies are representing only half of the goods-to-person concept. Conveyor and people are still needed to take the completed orders to each process.”

Servus is the next evolution of goods to person, where the robots not only bring goods to people, but then take those additional steps and travel throughout the warehouse. Imagine robotic shuttles driving overhead fulfilling orders and bringing items to operators for assembly, picking, or manufacturing processes. No need for costly and difficult conveyor, as the shuttles, called Autonomous Robotic Carriers (ARCs), will handle all of the logistics in the plant. Servus is a truly revolutionary technology that is at home in any facility, including e-commerce, manufacturing, and traditional distribution centers.

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Bastian Solutions will exhibit at booth #307 at the Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC). The conference will be at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI from May 15-18.

About Bastian Solutions

Bastian Solutions (, a global material handling systems integrator and expert in e-commerce fulfillment automation is an innovator in the fields of material handling automation, goods-to-person systems, wearable AR technology, supply chain software, and robotics. Bastian Solutions recently announced the acquisition of Forte Engineering. The merge creates a turnkey software suite for beverage distributors and strengthens the companies’ overall product offerings and customer support.

Bastian Solutions is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, with an additional 16 domestic offices and 7 international offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico, and Qatar. Uniquely positioned, Bastian Solutions offers customers complete and innovative turnkey material handling systems, from design and simulation, all the way through installation and operations. Modern Materials Handling named Bastian Solutions 2015 Top 20 Systems Suppliers Worldwide.

Bastian Solutions provides integrated material handling systems reducing the total cost of order fulfillment and delivery cycle times for its customers; tremendous productivity gains and a quick return on investment are ensured. Automating supply chain logistics with harmony between material flow, information flow, and operational processes, yields a unique and important competitive advantage.

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