viastore Systems Customer Grob Wins 2016 Productivity Achievement Award

Modern’s 2016 Productivity Achievement Awards honor companies that have made outstanding strides in improving operations through materials handling and related information systems. viastore Systems supplied Grob the system design, pallet handling AS/RS, mini-load AS/RS, goods-to-person workstations, and WCS & WMS integration.

In Mindelheim, Germany, Grob-Werke GmbH & Co. KG, a family-owned manufacturer of machines and assembly systems for manufacturing operations, turned to that same combination to streamline the way it picks and kits materials in a new logistics center to replenish assembly stations in its adjacent manufacturing plant. After all, if you think about it, picking pieces for the line is not unlike picking pieces for a single- or multi-line order for a consumer—they both involve handling a lot of individual parts.

The result has been “a logistics paradigm shift,” according to Christian Lisiecki, the director of strategic projects who worked with a systems integrator (viastore systems, to transform what had been a conventional manual pick area into a highly automated solution designed to keep up with the company’s impressive growth.

“We could not manage the amount of picking we are doing every day if we were still trying to do this manually,” Lisiecki says, adding that order selectors pick between 5,000 and 6,000 parts each day from the automated systems. “We were at the limit of our facility, even if we put more people in the warehouse.”

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MODEX 2016

viastore Systems, Inc. will be exhibiting at the 2016 MODEX event April 4-7, 2016 at the Georgia World Congress Center at Booth #1439. At MODEX, solutions needed to solve tough manufacturing and supply chain challenges, identify best practices, exceed customer demands and gain competitive edge are available. viastore will be presenting a special session titled, “An Incremental Approach to Automation and ROI” on April 5, 2016 from 12:45-1:30 in Theater H.  The link to register is:

About viastore Systems, Inc.

For over 40 years, viastore Systems, Inc. ( has been a leading international provider of automated material handling solutions including AS/RS (automated storage and retrieval systems), conveyor and shuttle systems, warehouse management systems software, material flow and process controls, and integrated SAP logistics solutions. The company employs over 470 people worldwide and has annual sales of over $140 Million.

viastore’s focus is on consulting and planning, together with the implementation and constant improvement of intralogistics solutions with locations in Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Russia, China, Croatia, Turkey, Poland, Israel, Ukraine, Sweden, and Brazil. viastore, with North American headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI, is an integrated and certified partner for all major ERP system database and operating system suppliers such as SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft. viastore earned a return spot on Food Logistics’ 2015 FL100+ list of software and technology providers whose products and solutions are key to the global food supply chain. viastore is a proud member of MHI. Follow viastore Systems on Twitter @viastoresystems.

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