Rensick Reduces Labor Costs 30 Percent With Lucas

Resnick used RF applications for receiving, replenishment and other tasks, but order picking was still a manual, paper-based process. Given the wide range of products Resnick distributes, the 100,000 square foot DC in New Brunswick, N.J. has a number of different picking areas with different process types which created unique challenges in streamlining end-to-end fulfillment operations. In an effort to increase efficiency and throughput, Resnick reconfigured their forward pick areas and implemented Lucas to improve and optimize their hands-on processes.
Resnick Distributors

About Resnick Distributors

Resnick Distributors is a growing distributor of food and beverage, health, beauty and other product categories to 1,500 convenience stores, pharmacies, supermarkets, tobacco shops, gift shops, specialty stores, wholesalers and concessions throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic.
"The Lucas solution has had a profound effect on our business, both from the perspective of front- line managers as well as our hourly workers."
Steven Resnick

The Lucas Solution

• The Lucas solution includes unique AI-based optimization that is embodied in Jennifer™, the brains, voice and orchestration engine of the solution.
• Lucas uses order, inventory and task information from PowerHouse WMS, and Jennifer™ manages and orchestrates work across DC zones.
• Lucas voice-directed mobile applications provide efficient hands-free picking in multiple temperature zones (freezer, cooler and ambient) and various case and split-case picking styles.
• The Lucas management console is used by managers to prioritize and release work to the different areas, manage work assignments, and view picking progress and associate productivity in real time.
• The Lucas QC/Audit application improves efficiency and accuracy by allowing supervisors to prioritize audits.
Warehouse Optimization
Lucas management console

The Results

• Increased picking productivity – reduced overtime by 80 percent leading to a 30 percent savings in labor costs
• Picking errors reduced by 60 percent
• Improved accountability among managers
Training reduced to 1 day and turnover declined due to improved work processes for selectors

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