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automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS or AS/RS)

(logistics) A computer-controlled robotic storage, retrieval and shipment system used in manufacturing plants and warehouses for materials, component parts and finished products. These systems utilize specially designed automated guided vehicles, computer-controlled guideways and storage bin and rack systems. Advanced systems are capable of delivering materials and component parts to the shop floor, loading robotic manufacturing equipment, taking finished or partially finished goods to storage and delivering goods to a loading dock.

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