Today’s consumers have an “I want it now” mentality with fingertip access to unlimited shopping alternatives. This puts new pressure on direct- and multi-channel retailers to deliver products with speed and accuracy, while reigning in fulfillment costs to stay competitive well into the future.
Lucas has a long history of working with ecommerce pioneers and leading multi-channel retailers to optimize operations, both for traditional store replenishment and direct-to-consumer fulfillment. The solutions are equally applicable for improving store-based fulfillment processes to support efficient, effective same day delivery and pickup from local stores.
“Any time our picking volume exceeded about 45,000 pieces per day we would have overtime, and new store openings added to the overtime. With Lucas we can do more than 60,000 pieces without overtime.”
Oscar Martinez, Director of Distribution
Fulfillment & Distribution Centers
Lucas Work Execution Software solutions allow you to optimize picking and other hands-on processes without changing your WMS, DC infrastructure, or automation systems. The solutions give DC managers real-time insight to manage their operations, and make work easier, faster, and more accurate for hourly associates, temps and seasonal employees.
Work execution software fills the gaps in current in-store systems and processes to improve the efficiency of local fulfillment. It automates manual processes with easy-to-use employee technology and improves tracking on the back end. And the solutions are built on proven technology that many retailers are already using in their DCs and stores. The solutions can help transform local fulfillment from a weak link to a competitive advantage in a broader omni-channel strategy.
1) Double ecommerce picking rates and throughput without adding labor 2) Improve DC picking productivity an average of 36% 3) Reduce errors by 50 percent or more 4) Improve inventory accuracy 5) Eliminate clerical time and reduce manual key entry, label printing, etc. 6) Reduce waste by eliminating paper and minimizing printing 7) Improve safety with heads-up voice-directed applications and equipment inspections 8) Capture serial data in real-time
Transform In-Store Fulfillment
A Framework For Optimizing Omni-Channel Fulfillment
Consumers have unlimited shopping alternatives, complete pricing transparency, and an ever-growing range of options for how they can buy and get their purchases. This has put new pressure on retailers to deliver products with speed and accuracy, to create new delivery and pick-up services, and to reign in fulfillment costs to stay competitive in a fast-changing omni-channel environment.
Lucas has a long history of working with traditional retailers and ecommerce pioneers to optimize DC operations, both for traditional store replenishment and direct-to-consumer fulfillment. In addition, more and more retailers are recognizing that they can improve in-store fulfillment by borrowing the same process smarts and user-friendly technologies they are already using in their DCs.
Transform Picking and Fulfillment Operations – In Stores and DCs
Lucas Work Execution Software solutions allow you to optimize picking and other hands-on processes without changing your WMS, DC infrastructure, or automation systems. The solutions give managers real-time insight to manage their operations, and make work easier, faster, and more accurate for hourly associates, temps and seasonal employees.
Optimize Picking and Other Hands-On Processes
Double Ecommerce picking rates and throughput (in stores and in DCs) without adding labor
Improve DC Picking Productivity an average of 36%
Reduce Errors by 50 percent or more
Improve Inventory Accuracy
Eliminate Clerical Time and reduce manual key entry, label printing, etc.
Reduce Waste by eliminating paper and minimizing printing
Improve Safety with heads-up voice-directed applications and equipment inspections
Capture serial data in real-time
Transform In-store Fulfillment
Stores are a weak link in omni-channel fulﬁllment, but work execution software can ﬁll the gap and enable effective in store picking for click-and-collect and same day delivery.
Application Brief: E-Commerce Fulfillment
Despite different technology starting points, learn about three retailers who have optimized their DC operations to address the challenges of e-commerce fulfillment.