Lucas Systems

By Sara Pearson Specter · April 3, 2017
Lucas Systems (Booth S3443) shared how recent updates to Engage Dynamic Work Optimization (DWO) software—including batching and path optimization algorithm refinements and new implementation tools—has delivered a 53% productivity gain for a customer’s cart-based picking application.
By Sara Pearson Specter · March 7, 2017
Emerging trends in products and packaging are sprouting innovative picking and packaging technologies for the food and beverage market.
By Roberto Michel · December 14, 2016
Wearable technologies are nothing new in warehouses. For decades, equipment such as ring scanners, arm-mounted devices, and voice headsets and terminals have made warehouse processes more productive and accurate. That doesn’t mean, however, that wearables are standing still.
By Roberto Michel · July 1, 2016
ADC device technology continues to advance, but suppliers increasingly emphasize continuous monitoring and IoT-type sensing and analytic solutions as much as new hardware. The goal is better decision support as data capture evolves.
By Roberto Michel · April 5, 2016
At a Monday afternoon press conference, Lucas Systems (Booth 4547) announced a work optimization software tool, which the company says maximizes pick density and minimizes travel in picking and other tasks.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2015
Convenience distributor reduces labor costs by 30% with mobile work execution system.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2015
At the healthcare distributor’s Libertyville, Ill., distribution center, mobile robots are handling totes, filling orders and enabling growth.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2015
Goods-to-person picking is just one of the processes that allows Medline to meet its customers’ stringent requirements.
By Sara Pearson Specter · March 23, 2015
Lucas Systems (Booth 3538) introduced an expanded line of end-to-end warehouse mobile work execution solutions incorporating its Jennifer voice-directed applications for picking and other tasks in a press conference on Monday.
By Bridget McCrea · January 1, 2015
The quest to improve worker productivity and enhance order accuracy in an omni-channel distribution environment is pushing more warehouse and DC managers to increase investment in warehouse mobility solutions. According to market thought leaders, not only has mobility arrived, but users are pushing for the next generation.
<p>E-commerce demands real-time responsiveness to single-line orders, challenging legacy systems geared toward daily cycles and case quantities.</p> By Josh Bond · December 1, 2014
Complemented by a growing stable of inexpensive execution solutions, aging software monoliths can prove they don’t need to be toppled.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2014
New system provides carryover benefits from DC to materials management for hospital staff.
By Roberto Michel · March 18, 2014
Lucas Systems (Booth 3523) announced at a Monday press conference that its Jennifer VoicePlus voice picking applications will be certified on smart phones, starting with the Samsung Galaxy S4, with general availability planned for May 2014.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2014
By accurately capturing real-time data from a growing range of supply chain functions, voice technology can now play a role in decisions at the item and enterprise level.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2013
With AS/RS, voice-directed picking and high-speed sortation, Wirtz Beverage Illinois takes the lead in wine and spirits distribution.

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