The Satellite Review Magazine 2021 Issue 7 - Page 20

REGIONAL AS / RS MAINTENANCE

MORE THAN JUST PROACTIVE : AS / RS MAINTENANCE NEEDS TO BE TO BE REGIONAL

W estfalia ’ s Aftermarket team is growing rapidly , and for good reason : our Service offerings are key to the long-term success of our customers . We understand that a transition to automation can be a bit daunting and overwhelming ; Aftermarket Operations are here to maximize that investment and relieve concerns as our customers get comfortable with their systems , providing preventive and , if needed , reactive maintenance and system support on a 24 / 7 / 365 basis .

While all the buzz is surrounding the current labor shortage and broken supply chain , and rightfully so , there are other trends all warehousing and distribution companies need to adapt to in our fast-changing world :
1 . Overextending obsolete systems : Astonishingly , some of today ’ s leading companies are still relying on equipment that was installed in the 1980s or 1990s . While it may still be running , these businesses are just one failing part away from significant downtime , revenue loss , customer dissatisfaction , and costly emergency equipment upgrades . When equipment becomes outdated , spare parts are hard to come by and systems are often left unsupported .
2 . Faster innovation cycles : As technology advances , innovation cycles grow shorter and shorter . Staying up to date with new technology is crucial to maintaining a competitive advantage and reducing the risk of upgrades . Upgrading frequently in smaller steps is always more manageable .
3 . Growing size and complexity of equipment : Smaller system installations are far less common these days . As warehouses and shipping orders grow more complex , so does the size and complexity of equipment .
4 . Changing regulations : No business is immune to the ever-changing regulations and occasional red tape thrown our way , regardless of industry . Staying compliant is central to business success and managing risk .
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