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How 3 Online Retailers Went Beyond Traditional Automation to Optimize their DC Ops Part 2 – SKU Growth and WMS Enhancement

Categories: In Warehouse Travel Optimization| Voice Technology| Warehouse Management System

How two organizations attacked the issues of SKU proliferation and WMS augmentation utilizing easy to implement mobile apps to supercharge their operations related to picking processes, assignment management and management capabilities

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How 3 Online Retailers Went Beyond Traditional Automation to Optimize their DC Ops Part 1 – Adding Smart Software

Categories: Ecommerce

Improving order-to-delivery times to meet new customer expectations, reducing fulfillment costs in the face of unrelenting price competition, managing returns more efficiently to minimize losses and onboarding seasonal staff without increasing shipping errors.

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The secret sauce in solving labor challenges in foodservice DCs

Categories: Labor Management

According to research by Technavio, the U.S. foodservice market is expected to grow by over 28% CAGR. Adding to the challenge, demand for warehouse workers continues to grow as companies build new distribution centers and expand existing facilities to satisfy SKU proliferation driven by the growing demand for healthy, organic, specialty, and premium foods.

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Employee Retention through Gamification – Part 2

Categories: AI and Machine Learning| User Experience

In this post, we’ll look at the third pillar, competition and offer a couple real world examples of its use in the warehouse and DC environment.

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Employee Retention through Gamification – Part 1

Categories: User Experience

While labor woes are spurring many organizations to accelerate their efforts in exploring automation and technology, one rather interesting, and somewhat outside the norm area of technology that shows potential, and is being used by some organizations such as Amazon to enhance employee engagement and retention is gamification.

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Fast Start Opportunities for AI Series – Warehouse On-Floor Travel Optimization

Categories: AI and Machine Learning| In Warehouse Travel Optimization

On-floor travel time is widely acknowledged as a key to lowering costs, especially labor, in the warehouse. According to our recent Voice of the Warehouse Worker Insights, workers spend more than a third (38%) of their day walking to different places between tasks and assignments.

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Fast Start Opportunities for AI Series – Dynamic Slotting

Categories: AI and Machine Learning| Order Picking| Warehouse Management System

The practice of slotting in the warehouse refers to determining the optimal placement for every item. The understanding of slotting and its inherent advantages […]

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Fast Start Opportunities for AI Series – Workflow Orchestration

Categories: AI and Machine Learning| Robotics

The warehouse and DC industry is under unprecedented and ever-evolving pressure to continue its drive toward the optimization of efficiency, accuracy and cost containment, which in turn is supercharging the exploration and implementation of automation and artificial intelligence solutions in the industry.

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Fast Start Opportunities for AI Series – Rethinking Performance Management in the Warehouse

Categories: AI and Machine Learning| Uncategorized| Warehouse Management System

Whatever KPIs you choose to drive performance management in your warehouse or DC, utilizing AI can provide another “fast start” opportunity to optimize picking, replenishment, put away, receiving and more.

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Fast Start Opportunities for AI Series – Workforce Planning

Categories: AI and Machine Learning| In Warehouse Travel Optimization

Workforce planning, now more than ever, is top of mind for warehouse and DC leaders as they continue to deal with the fallout of the pandemic and the downstream effects that are still being felt.

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How to Seamlessly Expand Your Fulfillment Center Without Adding Square Footage

Categories: Analytics| Ecommerce| Order Picking

On a global scale, warehouse space may have never been more in demand or as scarce as we see today, thanks to the compounding effects of eCommerce growth, pandemic shutdowns, rapid manufacturing, and changing consumer habits.

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Fast Start Opportunities for AI in the Warehouse – 3 Key Starting Recommendations

Categories: AI and Machine Learning

Lucas Systems recently undertook a study about the burgeoning potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in the distribution center and warehouse management space.

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