Indianapolis, IN -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/24/2016 -- Greg Conner, Field Sales Engineer for Bastian Solutions, discussed the craft beer industry's significant increase in the number of keg SKUs requiring storage. With wine makers also jumping on the keg bandwagon, the number of wines being distributed in kegs is also rising.
Conner noted, "As more beer and wine distributors must handle kegs, it is important to do so properly and safely." Conner recommended a few helpful solutions for keg handling needs.
Traditionally, kegs have been stored on pallets in conventional warehouse racking or on the floor. Not only are these kegs stored on pallets unstable and dangerous, but they often don't maximize warehouse storage space.
An alternate to storing kegs on pallets is gravity fed keg flow. Keg flow provides dense, multi-level keg storage – up to 8 kegs deep and 8 kegs wide per 96? bay – accommodating all keg types and sizes. Each lane can store a unique SKU with first-in, first-out (FIFO) inventory rotation or last-in, first-out (LIFO) rotation as needed for push systems. Keg flow optimizes space, provides needed selectivity, while reducing travel time for increased productivity.
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Bastian Solutions is a global material handling systems integrator and expert in eCommerce fulfillment automation. An innovator in the fields of material handling automation, goods-to-person systems, wearable AR technology, supply chain software, and robotics, Bastian Solutions is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, with an additional 16 domestic offices and 7 international offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. Uniquely positioned, Bastian Solutions offers customers complete and innovative turnkey material handling systems, from design and simulation, all the way through installation and operations.
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. Warehouse Execution System (WES) is fairly new vernacular or nomenclature for best-of-breed Warehouse Control System (WCS) and Warehouse Management System (WMS). The features, advantages, and benefits of a WES product have been part of Bastian Solutions' Exacta WCS or WMS solutions for a decade.
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