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Warehouse execution systems (WES) stretches to encompass labor
Warehouse execution system software got its start by helping DC operations to balance the flow of work across various automated systems, with only WMS and WCS software in place to help. WES is breaking ground again, with solution providers talking about orchestration with labor resources, which stands to broaden its appeal.

Competing for the warehouse workforce of the future
Download our e-book to learn the four critical elements warehouse and DC operators need as part of their strategic plan to capture and retain the warehouse workforce of the future.

Labor Management: Technology + Methods = Progress
Technology like assistive picking mobile robots, intuitive mobile devices and LMS can help overcome labor management challenges. But it also takes best practices like structured goal setting, in-person communication and employee engagement to be best positioned to maximize labor resources.

Survey: Warehouse workers see value in tech that helps them do their jobs
Lucas Systems' new ‘Voice of the Warehouse Worker’ study found that nearly 3 out of 4 (74%) on-floor workers said they would consider a pay cut at another company for an opportunity to use technology if it helps them in their job.

Wireless mobility moves the bar higher
Building on faster, more robust communications networks, wireless devices from handheld terminals to autonomous mobile robots are on a path to increasing operational efficiencies, regardless of workforce challenges.

Automatic data capture (ADC) at the edge
Automatic data capture just got a new ally, the edge. The technology allows everything from scanners to voice systems to process data on the edge of where it is collected. The result is real-time decisions that deal with reality, not some plan that no longer applies.

Simco Logistics implements voice-directed system
With the new technology, the distributor increased productivity by 15%.

Warehouse AI Carries High Expectations, but Also Challenges
Lucas Systems new market study finds respondents are optimistic about AI, but also exposes some concerns around AI deployment and benefits versus cost

Lucas Systems and Fetch Robotics announce new partnership
The combined solutions from Lucas and Fetch seek to optimize collaboration between warehouse workers and mobile robots

Find your robotics fit
The market has no lack of robotics solutions. To find the right robotics fit for your operation, best practices include having a solid handle on internal data like product dimensions, order profiles and peak requirements.

Voice Technology: From revolution to evolution
Distribution centers no longer want voice for voice itself. Today it serves as one piece of an integrated solution for optimized operations.

Lucas Systems previews new AI-based tools
At ProMatDX, Lucas Systems is previewing new AI-based tools that are being rolled out in the Lucas warehouse optimization suite featuring Jennifer Intelligence.

Warehouse Mobility Makes a Move
Mobile devices are getting significant upgrades that will improve point-of-use and enterprise productivity. Advances range from the move to Android systems to a consolidation of form factors while trying out some new ones, and the debut of platforms that make the link to enterprise systems.

Labor management: As a dynamic tool
The days of LMS being used as a narrow measuring stick are over. Today’s warehouse labor management software is highly mobile and provides metrics to change performance as work unfolds. The integration of LMS and WES is nascent and may vary by solution specifics, but it is a frontier to watch.

Data capture takes on processes, people and assets
Best known for its ability to identify and track inventory, data capture technologies of all types are being swept into a far more powerful information web. The idea is to use the technology to improve processes through improved deployment of people and assets.

September 2023 Modern Materials Handling

Providers of automated packaging and carton right-sizing solutions have thrived by offering systems that deliver on labor and parcel shipment savings— now they’re looking to further evolve by looking to use lighter materials and support flexible “box-first” workflows.

Latest Resources

Conveying Strategies for Robotic Applications: How to Maximize Throughput
This webinar will discuss the recent development of embedding motion-control technology into conveyors to enable packages to be correctly presented to a robot so that throughput of the manual task that the robot has been assigned to perform is maximized.
Improve safety and ergonomics with code-compliant stairs
Outside the Box: Why parcel shippers are suddenly focusing on packing
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Latest Resources

2023 Automation Study: Usage & Implementation of Warehouse/DC Automation Solutions
2023 Automation Study: Usage & Implementation of Warehouse/DC Automation Solutions
This research was conducted by Peerless Research Group on behalf of Modern Materials Handling to assess usage and purchase intentions forautomation systems...
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Warehousing Outlook 2023
Warehousing Outlook 2023
2023 is here, and so are new warehousing trends.
Extend the Life of Brownfield Warehouses
Extend the Life of Brownfield Warehouses
Today’s robotic and data-driven automation systems can minimize disruptions and improve the life and productivity of warehouse operations.
Power Supply in Overhead Cranes: Energy Chains vs. Festoons
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