Whether business-to-business, business-to-consumer or both, few companies have seamlessly adapted to the e-commerce boom. The exponential increase in the need for speed and accuracy have prompted many to toss out decades-old habits and assumptions about warehousing and distribution operations. Automated storage, once a luxury only for the deepest of pockets, has emerged as an ideal solution for those struggling to cope with SKU proliferation and strained storage systems. The following case studies illustrate how businesses of all sizes have benefited from these solutions. These companies were approaching, or were at, the breaking point and considered dramatic moves like building new or expanded facilities or adding shifts. Some had already dismissed automation out of hand, assuming it was too expensive or complex for their business. Desperate for alternatives, each company was pleasantly surprised by the answers from solution providers. The introduction of automated storage challenged another assumption: that one size fits all. As order profiles shifted, it became clear to these companies that different storage and picking methodologies suited different segments of their SKU po...