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Publication Date:09/1/2007
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Tissue Bank Uses VLMs to Cut Floor Space
Tissue bank worker picks order for bone graft.
Westbrook, ME — LifeNet is the nation's largest not-for-profit tissue bank on the East Coast. LifeNet strives to improve the quality of human life by providing organs and tissues when and where needed and to provide educational and support services to enhance the donation process. Space is at a premium, and when the new building was being planned, the growth in bone grafts and packaging material orders required the company to nearly double the size of its warehouse to accommodate its customers.

The original warehouse space of 3,500 square feet was not adequate; they needed 7,000 square feet of storage and retrieval space using the existing wire racks and shelving systems. This meant doubling the floor space requirement in the new building.

Some research and math led to the selection of Remstar's VLM because it could store the same amount of inventory in half the space, would increase productivity, and improve inventory management processes. Now in place in the new facility, the tissue bank has found the Shuttle VLMs and FastPic4 software are so easy to use that training is incredibly fast and the process assures that they work productively, accurately and safely. And with the systems' 12 month ROI, that's a statement to take to the bank.

For more information, contact: Remstar International, Inc., 41 Eisenhower Dr., Westbrook, ME 04092 800-639-5805 or 207-854-1861 fax: 207-854-1610 Web:

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