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Dynamic work optimization from Lucas boosts productivity by 53%

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.

In a press conference yesterday, 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.

“This is a real-time optimization tool that uses advanced mathematical modeling techniques to reduce travel in picking and other activities,” explained John Schriefer, marketing communications manager. “It’s a new and unique approach to travel and labor optimization not available in any other product, including Tier 1 warehouse management system (WMS), labor management system (LMS), warehouse control and execution system (WCS/WES) solutions.”

In testing, Schriefer added, the software reduces travel by 50% compared to typical WMS-directed batch picking processes employing standard aisle-bay pick sequencing. Through gamification, Lucas is offering attendees the opportunity to match their pick path optimization skills against the DWO tool in a scoring contest with a daily drone prize giveaway.

As Lucas continues to see more customers choosing Android devices when they refresh their legacy hardware devices, the company is showcasing expanded offerings of new, certified Android smart phones, smart watches and industrial devices, including the Zebra TC51 touch computer.


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Sara Pearson Specter has written articles and supplements for Modern Materials Handling and Material Handling Product News as an Editor at Large since 2001. Specter has worked in the fields of graphic design, advertising, marketing, and public relations for nearly 20 years, with a special emphasis on helping business-to-business industrial and manufacturing companies. She owns her own marketing communications firm, Sara Specter, Marketing Mercenary LLC. Clients include companies in a diverse range of fields, including materials handing equipment, systems and packaging, professional and financial services, regional economic development and higher education. Specter graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky. with a bachelor’s degree in French and history. She lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley where she and her husband are in the process of establishing a vineyard and winery.
 
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