Lucas Systems

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.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2013
Wirtz Beverage uses both cutting edge automation and conventional processes to move product through its new facility.
By Josh Bond · October 1, 2012
Voice customers are finding they can leverage existing voice infrastructure to extend the technology’s benefits throughout the facility.
By Lorie King Rogers · February 1, 2012
Pet Supermarket installs a voice-directed picking solution to create a best in show distribution center.
<p>Voice technology is often applied to labor-intensive activities, like piece picking, putaway, replenishment and cycle counting.</p> By Lorie King Rogers · October 1, 2011
Data capture technology can help an operation see its products in real time and take proactive steps to keep materials moving smoothly through the supply chain. Here’s a look at several basic data capture technologies.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2011
Oriental Trading’s unique picking solution handles up to 400,000 items per day.
By MMH Staff · August 15, 2011
Strategic partnership will enable current and future customers to increase productivity and efficiency within the four walls
By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2011
A close attention to layout, design and equipment selection makes the most of conventional materials handling processes in The Container Store’s DC.
<p>Voice recognition speeds bakery fresh treats to customers at Tasty Baking’s new state-of-the-art bakery. Terry Sabler, director of distribution (left) and Autumn Bayles, senior vice president of strategic operations (right) oversee distribution.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · January 26, 2011
Voice recognition technology is speeding fresh-baked goods through Tastykake’s new state-of-the-art bakery in Philadelphia.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 28, 2010
An industry veteran is betting on changes in voice technology.
<p>Jennifer (by LUCAS) is the leading voice directed warehouse solution for open, industry standard mobile computers. Jennifer supports voice picking and other warehouse tasks, helping associates work faster with fewer errors.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · July 20, 2010
Voice technology continues to expand in the DC. When it comes to voice, tomorrow has arrived.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 11, 2010
What's selling and what's not? The market for supply chain technologies like RFID, voice, TMS and WMS is a window into what's happening in the broader market for materials handling systems.
<p>Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.is a family owned business which was started byTommy, Joe and Gus Longo in 1956. The first store was located on Yonge Street and Castlefield, in Toronto. The first location was no more than 2,000 square feet.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2009
Last February, Longos Brothers Fruit markets, a 53-year-old family-owned grocery chain installed a voice-directed picking solution to improve productivity in its distribution centers in Mississauga, Ontario.

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