If you’re looking into automating your warehouse or DC, you’ve probably heard the term AGV and AS/RS thrown around. But what exactly are these technologies? What are the similarities and differences between AGVs and AS/RS? And which is best for the needs of your operation?
Author: Ed Romaine
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