ADA, Mich. - Bastian Material Handling and ASAP Automation have been selected to deliver material handling systems for two distribution service centers for Amway. Both service centers will be delivered in 2011 with the first located in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., near Amway's operations in Buena Park, and the second in Ada, Mich., the company's primary manufacturing site.
"These projects represent the start of what we hope will be a business relationship that lasts for many years," said Aaron Jones, National Director for Bastian Material Handling. "The systems we design will be integrated to help Amway create distribution efficiencies that result in improved shipping lead times and transportation savings."
Technologies to be provided by Bastian and ASAP include a Warehouse Control System (WCS) to manage automation functions, including automated invoice inserting and carton labeling; improved picking technologies with voice and light directed picking; and a conveyor system with sortation and direct trailer loading. Amway will also manage incoming orders with a new Red Prairie Warehouse Management System (WMS).
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Amway (amway.com) is one of the world's largest direct selling businesses. Founded in 1959 and based in Ada, Michigan (U.S.), Amway offers consumer products and business opportunities in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide. Amway's top-selling brands are NUTRILITE® vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements, ARTISTRY® skincare and colour cosmetics, and eSpring® water treatment systems. The company provides product development, manufacturing and logistics services through its Access Business Group and Alticor Corporate Enterprises divisions. For more information, visit www.globalnews.amway.com.
About Bastian Material Handling
Bastian Material Handling (BMH), based out of Indianapolis, Ind., is one of the largest independent, material handling system integrators in the U.S. Since 1952, BMH has been an innovator in the field of material handling and controls and has now grown to include offices in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, and India. For more information on the company, visit www.bastiansolutions.com.
About ASAP Automation
Since 1989, ASAP Automation has used advanced automation technologies and supply chain software to help businesses accomplish their logistics strategies. ASAP, based out of Louisville, Ky., is a privately held company with operations throughout the U.S. and India. For more information, visit www.asapauto.com.