East Granby, CT, April 15, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- In a recent issue of Picking Perfection newsletter, sponsored by Pcdata USA, trends impacting the popularity of various product picking tools used to increase efficiency were profiled. The article noted that warehouse-management system (WMS) software has been around for a long time. Still, companies have been reluctant to incorporate engineered labor standards into their distribution-center operations. Only 18 to 21 percent of the market has adopted true engineered-labor programs.
Evan Danner, president of TZA, recently explained in Supply Chain Brain why it is essential for companies today to employ sophisticated labor-planning and optimization systems on the plant floor and in the warehouse. Medium- to large-sized facilities, dealing with highly complex operations, need to adopt labor-management software that will help them to place the appropriate people in the right jobs at the right time. They must also take into account seasonality. A modern-day software application can also help to bring new workers up to speed more quickly. Contingent labor groups should be placed in roles that are easily learned.
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Pcdata USA’s Pick-to-light systems are part of a lean process, offering shorter throughput, fewer errors, and significant cost savings; the results: increase customer satisfaction, increase ability to supply products, and process transparency. Traditional picking methods are one of highest expenses when operating a warehouse. Pcdata USA lowers that cost through leading edge Pick-to-light systems. Unlike implementation products, the easy installation solution is resulting in huge product growth throughout North America.
Pcdata USA is a global logistics systems leader for supply chain automation. Pcdata USA was recently named a Finalist for the 2015 MHI Innovation Award for Best New Product: SmartGlass AR (Augmented Reality). Pcdata USA was also recently recognized with the 2014 Best of East Granby Award in the Professional Services category by the East Granby Award Program.
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