Traditional company relies on Lydia® Voice from topsystem
Having your hands free at work is a great advantage in the fresh goods and frozen goods picking sectors. The BÜRGER GmbH & Co. KG, which is mainly known for its pasta squares, has recently started using the Lydia® pick by voice solution from topsystem. And this with convincing results.
On 21 May in Giessen, visitors will have the opportunity to experience and test the Lydia® Voice Suite in all its facets live in the real working environment of a logistics service provider. Participation is free of charge, but prior registration is required.
Which industries benefit most from the use of smart voice assistants? And what does the future hold for voice technology? topsystem answers these and other questions in the new white paper "Lydia®: the smart voice assistant for logistics and industry".
"Seeing and being seen" is an extremely important aspect with regard to occupational safety in warehouses and production facilities. Following this principle, topsystem offers its latest picking vest VoiceWear as high visibility vest.
topsystem and Zebra Technologies have joined a strategic partnership. The aim of the cooperation is to provide customers of both companies with a more targeted product portfolio and complete solutions in the future.
LogiMAT 2019: topsystem turns the warehouse into a transparent place
Exclusive product presentation at the LogiMAT: topsystem presents its Business Intelligence (BI) tool Lydia® Warehouse Intelligence (LWI). This market innovation structures and analyzes the process data collected with Lydia® Voice and makes it available for further analysis.
Simple, easy to understand and useful for everyone– Lydia® Voice is now available as a demo app. This gives logistics managers a comprehensive opportunity to get to know topsystem's voice picking solution.
Ergonomic, compact, efficient - and now with even more reliable speech recognition: topsystem has equipped the new Lydia® VoiceWear® + order picking vest with a specially developed high-performance microphone.
How can productivity in manual order picking be increased without placing an additional burden on the employees? The Fressnapf Group faced this question at its two warehouse locations in Feuchtwangen and Krefeld. The answer: with the Lydia® pick by voice solution from topsystem.
The new mobile order picking trolley Lydia® Picking Trolley brings multi-order picking to a new level in efficiency and thus optimises logistics processes. The special feature of this trolley is the intelligent combination of the two paperless systems voice picking and Put to Light in one application.
The IT architecture house SIEVERS-GROUP and topsystem are now official strategic partners. The core of the cooperation is the marketing of the Lydia® pick-by-voice solution. The SIEVERS-GROUP offers the picking system both in combination with Microsoft Dynamics NAV and as an independent, ERP-independent product. By bundling the competencies of both companies, customers receive an overall solution for warehouse logistics from a single source - independent of the existing warehouse management or ERP system.
Lydia® also takes a good figure outside the warehouse: With Voice Delivery, the voice solution from topsystem also ensures improved quality throughout the entire delivery process up to delivery to the customer. CEP and transport service providers benefit from the hands-free/eye-free concept and 100% voice control. This eliminates the need to look at delivery receipts and shipping labels and ensures concentration on the work environment. In combination with a mobile device, the recipient can digitally acknowledge the delivery immediately. The work safety increases and the time until the ordered goods reach the end customer is reduced. Lydia® Voice Delivery is easily integrated into the existing IT system landscape as always.
With the "Do it yourself" trend, knitting is back in fashion. Handmade hats, socks or sweaters are in high demand. The traditional company Max Gründl from Ingolstadt has the right yarn in stock for every piece of clothing. This is exactly where the Pick by Voice solution Lydia® from topsystem provides more transparency in order handling and more quality in delivery. The mobile Voxter® Elite voice computer replaced paper-based picking at Max Gründl. Already after a short time the success was obvious: With the introduction of Pick by Voice, lead times have been reduced by 25 percent.
The SIMBA DICKIE GROUP no longer needed to be convinced of the advantages of a Pick by Voice solution: The toy manufacturer has been equipping its main logistics centre in Sonneberg in southern Thuringia with this technology since 2010. Those responsible were aware that voice-controlled order picking leads to a significant reduction in errors and that the work processes are faster for the employees. After switching to the Pick by Voice solution Lydia® from topsystem, the group of companies experienced a surprise: production was increased once again by several percent. This was made possible by the use of the ergonomic order picking vest Lydia® VoiceWear® and the intelligent functionalities of state-of-the-art technology.
Online trading is still on the rise. In particular consumer electronics from the net let the cashes ring. However, the high demand also demands a lot from the logistics departments of the companies: The ordered game consoles, TV sets and vacuum cleaners must be delivered correctly and promptly. A task that cannot be accomplished without an efficient picking process. Komplett, the intelligent interaction of the Voxter® mobile voice computer and employees increases productivity by 25 percent. Voice output is available in Norwegian, Swedish and English.
Arvato SCM Solutions is an e-commerce and supply chain expert providing comprehensive logistics services based on the latest digital technologies. In order to support its customers in an optimal way, the company relies on state-of-the-art technologies, especially when it comes to order picking. This also includes voice picking solution Lydia® Voice. Arvato has relied on the Lydia® Voice Suite for various customer projects for more than ten years.
Small, robust - and even more powerful: With the Voxter® Elite +, topsystem Systemhaus GmbH is expanding its hardware portfolio with a mobile voice computer with fundamentally revised technology. The device is optimally designed for use with Lydia® 8. The current release of the Lydia® Voice Suite works at the latest technological level and thus ensures fast and flexible speech recognition. Employees with dialect or accent-colored pronunciation benefit most from this. In addition, the new voice computer enables reliable speech recognition even under extreme noise and temperature conditions. At just 280g, the Voxter® Elite + is the perfect companion for all voice-guided processes in logistics, production and maintenance.
Organic is booming. More and more meat from species-appropriate animal husbandry, untreated vegetables and fresh pasture milk is served on German tables. The increasing demand for organic products poses new challenges for logistics companies. The greatest care and speed are required to ensure that the fresh product arrives at the customer in perfect condition. The organic wholesaler Weiling therefore relies on topsystem's Lydia® Voice Suite for picking more than 12,000 natural food products at its logistics location in Coesfeld, Germany. The voice picking solution simplifies the handling of sensitive food, ensures compliance with the highest quality standards and supports more efficient processes.
In a bid to achieve maximum efficiency in air freight handling, Wisskirchen Handling Services GmbH will be placing its trust in topsystem’s Electronic Cargo Handling & Operations System (ECHOS®) from June 2018. Once it goes into operation at the cargo centre of Cologne/Bonn Airport, the modular web-based system for air freight handling will unlock a wide range of options for enhancing efficiency in all work processes.
Will there still be room for people in logistics in the future? Are manual processes still efficient at all, or is automation the way to success? At the 3rd topsystem Technology Day at the Research Institute for Rationalization (FIR) on the campus of the RWTH Aachen University, around 150 visitors discussed Smart Warehousing in Logistics 4.0. Top-class industry experts demonstrated in best-practice examples how Voice as the employee's assistant system can contribute to process optimization.
Just in time for LogiMAT 2018 topsystem Systemhaus GmbH presents its latest software generation of Lydia® Voice Suite: voice recognition has been based on a completely new technology to offer users even more options for future-oriented voice warehousing. In particular multi-lingual staff teams benefit from the user-specific grammars of the current release. Moreover, the Lydia® Smart Assistant is a solution for using Lydia® Voice in smart devices with Android operating systems, and thus the voice application is enhanced by visual information.
Furthermore, topsystem will present release 8 of the Pickmanager with an intelligent sequencing module. In hall 8, stand B75, experts will provide information on these and further features of Voice Warehousing 4.0.
Some 1,200 headsets and Voxter® for more than a thousand pickers: METRO LOGISTICS plans to achieve this project aim by mid-2018. In the long term Lydia® Voice Suite by topsystem shall support the picking processes (central stock) and cross docking in all eight German logistics centers.
The implementation of the Pick-by-Voice solution is part of the new IT and logistics strategy of the Düsseldorf trading group. With the cutting-edge and sustainable voice solution Lydia® METRO LOGISTICS optimizes intra-logistic processes and replaces the voice system used so far: the new software as well as 220 voice devices is already in use in the logistics center Altlandsberg, Kirchheim an der Weinstraße and Bergkirchen.
Logistics 4.0 opens up many opportunities, but also presents challenges to the industry. How can you optimize manual processes in intralogistics? Is human or even full automation a success factor for intralogistics? With its 3rd Technology Day on January 25, 2018, topsystem Systemhaus GmbH offers the appropriate platform to shed light on this topic from various angles. At the Research Institute for Rationalization (FIR) on the campus of the RWTH Aachen, top-class scientists and experts discuss Smart Warehousing in Logistics 4.0. The event will also focus on best practice examples of the use of voice technologies in digital logistics. Participation is free. Registration is requested.
The staff rostering system APHIS has been awarded with this year’s inter airport Europe’s innovation award in the category interDATA. The system has been developed in close cooperation between the topsystem Systemhaus GmbH and the AHS Aviation Handling Services GmbH.
Staff rostering is one of the most challenging tasks for service providers. Added to the numerous special requirements of the work environment at airports, traditional methods for staff rostering will soon reach their limits once a certain number of employees is surpassed.
In October Lydia® Voice Suite starts her second Germany tour this year: topsystem shows its voice-directed solutions live in practical application. Targeting the specific use of the market-leading technology in various application scenarios. Therefore three customers from different industrial sectors open their warehouses to demonstrate how Pick by Voice contributes to quality assurance and efficiency enhancement: Lekkerland Germany GmbH & Co. KG in Großbeeren at 10th October, Callius GmbH in Bergheim at 19th October and UVEX Sports GmbH & Co. KG in Fürth am 9th November. The attendance is free. Registration is requested.
An efficient and flexible workforce planning system is essential for airport ground handling. topsystem Systemhaus GmbH has, in close cooperation with AHS – Aviation Handling Services - developed a new workforce and shift planning tool to optimise the time-consuming organisation and disposition of employees. The rostering software APHIS (Aviation Personnel Handling and Information System) is tailored to the exact requirements of ground and cargo handlers. It uses all relevant information on flight times and service level agreements, and then combines it with the employee master data that has been stored. The result is a clear management and allocation of tasks as well as the possibility of flexibly responding to last-minute operational changes. APHIS was developed in close cooperation with partner firm AHS Aviation Handling Services, represented by its Munich branch where the software is already successfully implemented. At inter airport Europe, taking place from 10 to 13 October 2017 in Munich, topsystem will present the benefits of APHIS to industry professionals for the first time.
To be able to produce VW Caddy and Co. efficiently VW Nutzfahrzeuge maintains a total of 30,000 m² of warehouse facilities in its plants in Poznan, Poland. Whether it is engines, gears or car windows – from here VW supplies its production lines in Poland with components of all kinds. To optimize the picking process the automobile manufacturer relies on Lydia® Voice Suite by topsystem. The pick-by-voice system was able to be launched after a project time of only four months and has since been providing for reliable compilation of parts for automotive production - always taking into account just-in-time and just-in-sequence deliveries. Volkswagen Poznan can reap the benefits from warehouse productivity that has increased by up to 30 percent.
Special flashlights for hunters, commercial batteries and drive systems for e-bikes: in its logistics center Assamstadt ANSMANN stocks some 8,000 different products.
To be able to ship quickly and cost-efficiently several thousand packages per month to an international customer base the expert for energetic solutions has decided to replace the former paper-based picking by an up-to-date paperless picking system.