A series of live demonstrations at Logistics Link Live means that visitors will have the chance to see for themselves how the latest technology can ensure they are fit to face an uncertain market.
For two days the event takes over Gazeley’s Solar warehouse on 13 and 14 May and turns it into a venue for live demonstrations, free seminars and an exhibition of products and services.
The emphasis of the live demonstrations is on increasing productivity, efficiency and accuracy while reducing cost and waste. Key areas covered include voice and mobile technology, high-density storage approaches to make the most of available facilities and management systems to ensure efficient operations.
Showcasing mobile technology, Proteus and Psion Teklogix are demonstrating a Proteus warehouse management system working in conjunction with Psion Teklogix hand-held scanners. Psion Teklogix will be showing visitors how to boost mobile worker productivity and exhibiting NEO, its new lightweight, pocket-sized hand-held computer.
For mobile operations the ATMS DataStation terminal has an inbuilt GPS. A lift truck equipped with DataStation can be tracked around the yard, with the location of items automatically recorded as they are put away and the driver directed to picking locations.
Live demonstrations of voice technology from Zetes and VoiteQ will show how the latest developments can offer a return on investment of less than ten months.
DeltaWMS will be demonstrating its latest systems, tailored for third party logistics, manufacturing, distribution, and bonded warehousing, while RedPrairie will demonstrate Warehouse Management – designed to improve order management and reduce distribution cost.
To avoid upfront investment, companies can now opt to rent software. Momote is unveiling a new product – Workflow+, which combines all standard mobile workforce management software applications for as little as £25 per user per month. Proteus too offers SaaS to allow companies to rent its software on an on-demand basis.
Kardex will be running demonstrations of Shuttle 500XP, its high-density vertical lift system, which can release up to 90 per cent of floor space, improve picking productivity by 400 per cent and allow 99 per cent picking accuracy.
Visitors will also be able to see narrow aisle vehicles in action, including the new Bendi B3 truck, which can work safely in aisles just 1.6m wide without guides or specially prepared floors, and Narrow Aisle’s Flexi EURO articulated forklift truck, designed to squeeze more out of existing facilities and particularly suitable for smaller warehouse operations.