Work Smarter, Not Harder
Lucas Work Execution Software Solutions optimize manual processes, make hands-on tasks easier and better for workers, and give supervisors new tools to view and manage associate performance, balance work-in-process, and adjust operations to changing needs. The solutions help DCs adapt to new demands without changing WMS or host systems, improve associate productivity, and increase order and inventory accuracy. The solutions combine advanced optimization technologies and industry-leading mobile, voice-directed applications to set new standards for DC performance and flexibility. Beyond voice picking, this is the future of mobile work.
Optimize Manual Work Alongside WMS and Automation
Most warehouses and distribution centers have existing systems, processes and infrastructure that have served them well in the past, but which cannot meet new demands for more flexible, faster, and efficient distribution. Warehouse management systems are designed for inventory optimization and planning, but they do not provide rich, configurable workflows that allow DCs to optimize the way work is performed by associates on the warehouse floor. Likewise, WCS and other automation systems are concerned only with planning and execution of automated material handling processes, rather than the manual processes that still prevail between islands of automation in the DC.
Lucas Work Execution software gives DCs the flexibility to reengineer hands-on processes beyond the limits of their existing systems, while working with those systems. Adapt to change without risky, costly customization.
Key Capabilities To Improve DC Operations
Lucas Work Execution solutions include Lucas Engage work execution software and management dashboards, and Lucas Move voice-directed warehouse applications featuring Jennifer. The solutions also include Lucas Enterprise Integration interfaces providing standard integration to warehouse planning and automation systems, including homegrown systems and leading WMS packages.
Lucas Engage uses advanced mathematical models to optimize work assignments across tasks (picking, cross-dock, receiving, replenishment, etc.), maximizing efficiency and minimizing travel in labor-intensive warehouse operations. It also orchestrates the execution of work assignments in conjunction with the Lucas Move applications. The software can be hosted in the cloud, on-site or in a private network. Read more.
Supervisors and DC managers use the Engage Management Dashboard to view and manage work in process, employee performance, and exceptions. The Web-based Engage Dashboard presents real-time data collected on the floor to give supervisors complete insight and control over work and associate productivity. Engage also allows managers to configure and change hands-on processes to adapt to changing operational needs. Read more.
Lucas Move mobile applications feature Jennifer, providing easy, intuitive voice-directed workflows that combine speech recognition, barcode scanning and other data capture and display technologies to streamline hands-on work and make tasks easier and better for workers. Move runs on the voice-capable wearable or mobile computer of your choice, ranging from rugged smartphones and smart glasses to traditional handheld and vehicle mount terminals. Meet Jennifer.
Lucas Enterprise Integration (EAI) is a standards-based framework that simplifies integration to leading warehouse management packages (SAP, Oracle, JDA, Manhattan, HighJump, etc.), host systems, warehouse control systems, and other automation and IT systems used in the DC. Read more.
Mobile Work Solutions For Every Task
Voice Picking – See how traditional voice-picking solutions have evolved to incorporate barcode scanning and other input and display technologies (including next-generation smart glasses), as well as advanced, adaptive workflows that optimize productivity and eliminate errors in the order selection processes. Learn about next-generation voice picking.
Inbound Operations – Transform RF or manual receiving, putaway and replenishment processes using barcode scanning, voice direction and speech recognition, improving the coordination, efficiency and accuracy of inbound activities.
Outbound Operations – In addition to efficient picking using configurable workflows, DCs require hands-free put-to-store, cross-dock and other adaptable outbound processes, in addition to post-pick QC/Audit, product sortation and truck loading.
Other Processes – Learn how returns, cycle counting and other DC processes can be improved to ensure consistent, efficient performance, often by interleaving these tasks with other processes.
FoodSelect – Tailored to the unique needs of the foodservice and grocery DC, FoodSelect is a comprehensive voice-directed solution supporting full product traceability using GS1 standards across all warehouse tasks, including order selection and truck loading, QC, receiving, putaway and replenishment. Learn more.
BottlePick – More than four dozen wine and spirits DCs use this configurable solution supporting pick orchestration across multiple pick styles (bucket-brigade and two-stage cart picking), along with in-line QC/Audit and advanced labor and management reporting. Learn more.
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Quantify the Benefits
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