It’s no secret that operational complexity on the shop floor is considered one of the biggest challenges we all face, and not far behind we have reducing costs, increasing efficiency and user engagement. Equally important is mastery to stay ahead of the competition.
The most common way to manage shop floor complexity is through the use of a warehouse management system (WMS). The challenge is that traditional warehouse management systems on the market use 50-year-old scanning technology combined with subsystems, like a labor management system, as the backbone to solve operational complexity.
Another way to solve operational complexity is to adopt new business models. One of the most compelling new models is location-awareness and asset-in-motion software that intelligently automates manual decisions to reduce complexity. This significant paradigm shift eliminates manual intervention and the need to scan items with every interaction and creates a system-managed environment without manual intervention.
Intelligent push-task technology and dynamic 3D view automatically distribute tasks to humans and machines and make changes on the fly to overcome disruptions and calculate optimization opportunities. As a result, the operation has evolved from a complex manual operation to an efficient system-controlled environment.
Combining intelligent software with AI execution capabilities and visibility using location technology gives warehouse and factory operations a tool to reduce complexity and at the same time reduce costs. costs, increase efficiency and user engagement.
Bengt Tuner is the Group Managing Director at Locanis. Extensive experience as an entrepreneur and expert in supply chain management, sales and marketing, supply chain execution software, innovation and digitization, start-ups and business, people management and leadership, strategy and organization and lean management. More than fifteen years of experience as CEO and Senior Manager for small, medium and large transport and logistics companies and more than ten years of experience as CEO for IT companies developing front-end software. supply chain execution.