07 May 2008
Order fulfilment solution provides increased productivity and cost-effective management.
FKI Logistex®), a global leader in integrated material handling solutions, announces enhancements to its EASYpick® order fulfilment software. EASYpick now offers customers a variety of new features for cost-effective management of distribution and manufacturing fulfilment operations. The software integrates multiple light- and voice-directed picking and putting technologies and supports FKI Logistex EASYpick Pick-to-Light, GoKart, Voice, RF and EASYput® Put-to-Light.
The latest EASYpick upgrade adds enhanced reporting tools for workload planning management, quality assurance and audit, productivity, order status, wave management and user maintenance. It also enables users to create detailed and customised reports, which can be exported to Crystal Reports and other business intelligence applications.
Using EASYpick's dynamic zoning tools, supervisors and order pickers can easily manage the system during operations. Supervisors can reassign workers to order picking zones based on available personnel or remaining time in a shift and order pickers can reduce or increase their zones by scanning bar codes to add or drop sections. Light- or voice-directed cycle counting requests can also be downloaded to the EASYpick system, which notifies users between jobs when there is a cycle count in their zones.
Using EASYpick's new My View feature, each individual user can log in and customise their view of the system and specify the section ranges that appear on their work status, workload planning and work history screens.
The software's new graphical user interface (GUI) connects through an application downloaded onto the computer instead of through a browser. This technology provides intuitive navigation and supplies users with the convenience of remote access via an intranet or internet connection.
"We are always looking for ways to enhance and improve our product offering" said Neil Whittaker, Divisional Director, Warehouse and Distribution, FKI Logistex. "This software upgrade ensures that EASYpick remains the most advanced and user-friendly picking technology today.
Part of FKI plc, FKI Logistex is a leading global provider of automated material handling solutions, supplying customers with an integrated set of leading-edge technologies in high-speed sortation, conveyor systems, robotic and conventional palletising, paperless pick products, AS/RS, controls, order fulfillment systems, RFID implementation, EDS integration, baggage handling systems, warehouse control systems, and total material handling automation.
The company provides material handling solutions for airports, postal facilities, parcel distribution, manufacturing operations, library automation and for warehouse and distribution facilities. With projects that include many of the world's largest and most advanced material handling operations, FKI Logistex has manufacturing, engineering and support facilities around the world.