Jennifer demo at Logistics Link South

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Lucas Systems will be demonstrating next-generation Jennifer VoicePlus voice-directed warehouse applications at Logistics Link South later this month.

The company, which produces warehouse productivity solutions for mobile workers and distribution centre managers, has themed the event: “Voice Just Got Smarter” reflecting the development of intelligently-designed multi-modal voice solutions that combine voice, scanning and screens.

Smarter voice applications go beyond voice picking to include other warehouse processes and build upon emerging consumer technologies to enable smartphone-like intuitive user interfaces. The company points out that smarter voice applications also include rich reporting and analytics tools to help managers run their operations.

The business case for upgrading systems will come under scrutiny at Logistics Link South in a seminar hosed by OBS Logistics, which supplies transport and warehouse management software to leading 3pl, e-fulfilment and end user organisations.

The seminar will also look at how a cloud computing approach can ease the transition to an affordable and versatile solution that responds to the changing needs of your business.

Link 51 will use the show to highlight its full range of pallet racking, shelving, and storage solutions, at this year’s Logistics Link South exhibition in Esher.

The company has more than 60 years of experience within the warehousing, industrial, retail, and e-fulfilment sectors.

It will use the show as a chance to demonstrate its technical expertise in designing large scale distribution centres, which it says ensures both greater flexibility and leads to significant savings.

“But the show is even more significant this year because of all the exciting developments that are happening in the South, especially with the London Gateway, which looks set to revolutionise, and bring significant opportunities and economic savings to the supply chain industry,” said marketing director at Link 51, Simon Baugh.

Co-located with the new Port to Shelf Exhibition, Logistics Link South will be taking place on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th February 2014, at Sandown Park Racecourse.

Global provider of SaaS WMS, Synergy Logistics, will launch its latest picking solution SnapPTL there, which it says will both lower the number of visits to a pick face, and increase accuracy.

SnapPTL has been designed to enhance the power of the company’s Snapfulfil SaaS WMS, with a Pick to Light (PTL) cart, which aims to both drive pickers to the shortest walk sequence, and indicate to the picker which orders, totes, or cartons the items need to be picked into.

“Ecommerce businesses require a highly adaptable WMS to support high-volume- they can now add the PTL cart to this, to allow ‘hands free’ picking and highly visible stock deposits into picking cartons/totes quickly and cost effectively,” said commercial director, Gavin Clark.

“With SnapPTL there is no longer a trade-off between shipment accuracy and a ‘hands free’ picking environment.”

Industry professionals from Hotel Chocolat, British Telecom, and Toshiba have already confirmed their visit to the show- presenting the ideal networking opportunity for a range of organisations.

Senior logistics and supply chain members of staff from Jordans Cereals, Samsung, Caffe Nero Group, Barclays, Johnson & Johnson, Halfords, Spirit Pub Company, and Jaeger, will also be attending the event.

Attendees will get the chance to put their (imaginary) football boots on for a live penalty shootout with Dynamic Storage Systems, who will be hosting a competition at its stand, to highlight its total project management capabilities.

DSS specialises in the design, supply, and installation of ultra-efficient storage and warehouse solutions.

It is currently working with firms, such as Coca Cola, New Look Retailers, Greene King, and Travis Perkins.

“Customers can rely on our proven expertise in a comprehensive range of systems and products from racking and shelving to mezzanine floors, live storage and automation equipment,” said managing director, Howard Gillard.

“And in this World Cup year, we thought it would be a good idea to let people know that our wide experience means they are in safe hands.”

Warehouse management system provider Access Group will also be present at the exhibition, to discuss its latest research.

Access Group recently conducted a survey of 132 warehouse operators, across manufacturers, wholesalers, and 3PL warehouse service providers.The results were collected by Redshift Research for Access’ recent whitepaper, Space and stock: the financial frontier.

They revealed that many businesses without WMS are missing out on a “relatively easy” route to reduced cost and improved service, because they are unable to optimise stock levels and space usage.

“The survey highlights that regardless of size, companies need to go far beyond their current thinking to discover the benefits of optimised stock and warehouse space,” said supply chain divisional sales manager for Access Group, Rob Hodgson.


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