Lucas Video Library

Get a head start on your warehouse optimization research by watching our video library, narrated by our process experts.
 
AI-Based Travel Optimization
Lucas uses advanced mathematical models and artificial intelligence (AI) to reduce travel 30-70%.
 
Voice Picking Walkthrough
Watch how Jennifer™ instructs warehouse workers through their daily tasks. Jennifer delivers immediate improvements in productivity, accuracy, safety and employee morale.
 
Intelligent Batching With Lucas

When a user requests work in a picking area, Lucas applies multiple algorithms to all available orders in the system to create optimized batches. The tool considers shipping time, proximity, and other variables.

 
Direct Relief and Lucas
Direct Relief partnered with Lucas to optimize their distribution processes with voice-directed applications on ruggedized Android smartphones. The results speak for themselves: improved efficiency, 100% accuracy and real-time traceability.
 
Lucas at Modex
Lucas helps companies transform DC operations and continuously adapt to changing markets and customer demands.
 
Multi or Single Site Analytics

Lucas Insight is a data reporting and analytics tool that combines current operational data with historical data to improve analysis, planning, and decision-making across a network of DCs.

 
Getting The Most Out Of Robots In Your DC

Using AMRs as take-away or transport systems will eliminate some worker travel, but warehouses will still need to optimize pick rates and minimize worker travel within picking areas.

 
The ROI of Autonomous Mobile Robots

Our analysis shows that many DCs will not be able to justify the up front investment costs for picking AMRs, even when doubling productivity. For those facilities, lower-cost approaches to reducing travel can deliver a bigger, faster ROI.

 
Order Picking Bucket Brigades

Order picking bucket brigades are a way of organizing workers and orchestrating work in a warehouse pick module. The bucket brigade process balances workflow and distributes work evenly amongst the pickers, maximizing productivity and throughput. Top-performing bucket brigades typically use voice picking technology.

 
Two Stage Picking

Two stage picking is a popular strategy for improving the picking efficiency for slow-moving items in a warehouse or distribution center. This short animation illustrates a simplified two-stage picking process in a DC using Lucas Move applications featuring Jennifer Voice.

 
Optimize In-Store Picking

Stores will need to employ the same process and operations best practices that have been used for years in DCs. Those best practices can help retailers improve margins and profits on local fulfillment of ecommerce orders.

 
Put Wall Order Consolidation
Put walls are a cost-effective strategy for scaling up order assembly processes to keep pace with increases in picking productivity and throughput.
 
A New Era Of Fulfillment

The current ecommerce surge is accelerating the evolution of last mile fulfillment and modular micro-fulfillment technology will co-exist with AI-optimized manual processes in stores, DCs, and local fulfillment centers to help get orders out the door faster and with more accuracy.

 
Follow The Leader Staging

For warehouses picking smaller orders into totes or cartons, the order totes can be passed from zone to zone to complete picking (pick and pass). But for DCs picking larger orders by zone, it is typically more efficient to consolidate the items for the order after picking across all zones (pick and merge).

 
Predictive Analytics With Machine Learning

In order to become proactive instead of reactive we need predictive and prescriptive analytics, through machine learning, artificial intelligence and data science.

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Why Machine Learning and AI for DC Operations?

This paper makes sense of this emerging technology.