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Order picking has traditionally been the highest single bucket of distribution center costs, often representing 50% or more of total labor expense. And that scenario for most companies is getting worse, as order profiles continue to change in ways that increase picking costs, such as more full case and “eaches” picking. Read more…
It’s no secret that for retailers, the e-commerce boom has been a mixed blessing. While no one’s complaining about the influx of online orders, many are still struggling with the fulfillment end of the operation. That’s largely because picking online orders, which typically contain just a few items , is both labor-intensive and time-consuming. Read more…
At a Monday afternoon press conference, Lucas Systems announced a work optimization software tool, which the company says maximizes pick density and minimizes travel in picking and other tasks. Dynamic Work Optimization can reduce travel up to 50% compared to warehouse management system directed batch picking. Read more…
April 3, 2017
Lucas Demonstrates Voice Picking On Android Wearables, Gamification Of The DC, And Machine Learning For Labor Planning At ProMat 2017 Booth S3443
During ProMat 2017, April 3-6, Lucas will be demonstrating new tools and technologies to improve mobile work in the DC, and is hosting discussion panels with three users of the Lucas Mobile Work Execution Solution.
April 3, 2017
Lucas Certifies Zebra TC51 Android Touch Computer For Use With Lucas Move Mobile Applications For Voice Picking And Other Warehouse Functions
With support for Zebra Technologies’ Android and Windows devices, Lucas offers customers the widest possible options in a changing mobile landscape.
December 16, 2016
Food Logistics Names Lucas to FL100+ List of Top Software and Technology Providers for Food and Beverage
Foodservice, Grocery and Beverage Distributors Continue to Achieve Notable Improvements in Distribution Center Efficiency, Product Traceability and Order Accuracy with Lucas Mobile Work Execution Solutions
What Does My Golf Game Have To Do With Your DC Operations?
This past weekend, I hit the golf links for the first time of the season. I dusted off my clubs from their winter slumber and as my ball careened from rough to woods to water to sand and back again, I had only one explanation for my unexceptional play: the clubs. Continue reading…
Gaining The Visibility To Always Hit Your Operational Bullseye
Ask somebody with eye-glasses to play darts without their spectacles and they are likely to miss the mark. The same thing can be said for supervisors in a warehouse managing without real-time information. Continue reading…
Travel Time is the Key to Lowering Labor Costs in Your DC
It’s common knowledge that one of the highest costs in a DC is labor, and that the most labor time is spent on picking. But what is often overlooked is that the majority of picking time is spent on travel. Therefore, the key to reducing labor costs in your DC is to focus on reducing pickers’ travel time. Continue reading…