E-commerce is faster than ever as customers can shop at the click of a button. It’s no surprise that hypermarket giant, Tesco Lotus, is turning to technology to speed up delivery of goods to doorsteps. There were several goals outlined for Tesco Lotus’ biggest piece-picking facility. While Tesco Lotus wanted to retrofit the existing facility for improved fulfillment operations, the main goal is to ensure a reliable logistics warehouse system software to automate manual processes and save time. The integration of WAMAS® logistics software into the existing Oracle environment was a crucial success factor for Tesco Lotus.
From order start to shipping, the combination of the conveyor and WAMAS® logistics system synchronizes the order picking processes and personnel for optimal throughput and productivity. Tesco Lotus relies on the automated function to manage the routing for workload balancing and preventing bottlenecks. Another key feature is the ability to re-route incomplete or incorrect picking jobs to an error station for rectification.
As the business expands, so will the volume of stock-keeping units (SKUs) and the speed items need to be shipped. Tesco Lotus is prepared to meet this heightened demand over the next six years by taking an incremental approach to modernizing their warehouse operations. The solutions developed for Tesco Lotus improves not only the space utilization of the warehouse. It also balances labor and automation in the warehouse, ultimately empowering their employees with a performance edge.