Customers come first at Power Automation Systems (PAS). To assist customers with difficult logistics issues involving warehousing solutions, Bob Thompson has joined Power Automation Systems as director, customer consulting services. Thompson’s mission is to assist PAS customers in developing the most efficient and cost-effective solutions for their warehouse operations.
Cory Hypes, executive vice president for Power Automation Systems, said, "Our customers will benefit from working with Bob and the PAS team by designing not just the right system but the best operation incorporating modern technologies and operating methods which will improve efficiencies and quality while reducing costs. This is another service we are offering as part of our Customer First initiative. Bob’s extensive background managing automated distribution and warehouse operations gives him insight and expertise that few others in the business can offer."
PAS solutions include PowerStor® and PowerStage®. PowerStor, is a flexible, scalable, energy-efficient shuttle (or cart) and lift-based system which is ideal for new construction or retrofitting of older buildings. PowerStor’s deep lane storage capabilities allow warehouse managers to increase storage capacity and throughput, reduce labor and energy costs and realize a rapid return-on-investment. PowerStage allows pallet transfer at high speed over longer distances for an efficient and unique solution for moving pallets from one location for production to another for storage, or from storage to shipping, for instance.
Thompson’s background includes 25-plus years in C-level positions leading and managing the design and operation of automated warehouse facilities with companies such as Deluxe Media Services and Macmillan Publishing. As a consultant, he has worked in the areas of supply chain optimization, transportation, strategic network design, best practices, facility design, slotting and staff development as well as warehouse management system design and integration. His focus and achievements have improved throughput and bottom line results for customers worldwide. He has worked successfully with industry leaders and warehouse managers, alike.