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.
GAH Alberts supplies their customers from commerce, trade and industry with all components that have to do with fence technology, as well as DIY. Maximum flexibility in logistics is specifically required for seasonal business. Due to the expanding gardening segment the family-owned company built a new logistics center last year with a size of 7,200 m². 800 different products are stored there which are in particular demand in the spring season.
At the same time GAH Alberts made the decision for the picking technology Pick by Voice: so now the pickers are guided through the warehouse via voice dialog with Lydia® Voice Suite. The Pick by Voice system is directly connected to the higher-level ERP system via Lydia® Connector for SAP. The logic of the voice dialog is completely linked with the SAP system which controls the allocation of orders.
For NORD DRIVESYSTEM Group paperless picking with Pick by Voice is an essential component in the industrial framework 4.0. To prepare its own production for digitalized and networked processes the market leader in drive technology for mechanical and electronical solutions has installed an industrial 4.0 test environment.
All systems involved in the drive production – which includes unmanned transport vehicles and augmented reality products – are tested there for efficiency and safety before going live. This includes Lydia® Voice Suite by topsystem for picking drive components.
We congratulate IATA International Ground Handling Conference on its 30th anniversary. More than 800 delegates from all over the world will meet in Bangkok, Thailand from May 21th until May 24th for the most important annual event of the ground handling industry.
Naturally, topsystem will also be exhibiting at the IGHC and will present its innovative GHS (Ground Handling System) solution. The powerful system is tailor-made to best suit the current requirements of the international ground handling business. Thanks to the flexible, modular structure, the solution can be configured individually in order to optimally meet the performance and budget requirements of our customers.
SEIKO Optical’s lenses and frames for glasses meet the highest quality standards. Opticians who sell the company’s products don’t just expect faultless goods – they also expect efficient delivery processes. Every product is made individually, and incorrect or delayed deliveries can lead to hassle with customers. To guarantee high delivery quality at all times and substantially increase reliability across all logistical processes, SEIKO opted for the Lydia® Plug & Play voice solution for its UK operations as a first step.
All processes from the UK were recently adopted at the company’s new logistics centre in Gelnhausen, Germany, as well. The move provides the company with a reliable complete system, while at the same time enabling it to benefit from topsystem’s specialist expertise. Productivity increased by over 40 percent and the error rate fell significantly, with SEIKO staff now carrying out over 3,500 picks per hour.
The Lydia® Service Suite is the speech-based solution for the efficient checking and maintenance processes. On the maintenance 2017 in Stuttgart, topsystem will present how voice technology accelerates checking processes and at the same time relieves employees. The system replaces the manual processing of checklists by a simple voice input.
This ensures reliable and high-quality processes in all areas of industrial maintenance. The basis for the technology is the leading speech-based software Lydia®Voice. The advantage for users is obvious: All data is recorded and digitized in real-time. This allows the results to be comprehensively analyzed after the checking process. Visitors at maintenance will be able to see the Lydia® Service Suite in action.
At air cargo europe, an event hosted during the transport logistic trade fair in Munich from 9 to 12 May 2017, topsystem will present its new Electronic Cargo Handling & Operations System (ECHOS), a web-based system with a modular design that is always process-oriented. The IT solution reliably and efficiently covers all document-based and physical working procedures in the field of air cargo customs clearance – and it does so in a fully automated manner. Paper-based processes are thus a thing of the past.
In addition to fulfilling all important tasks related to imports and exports, ECHOS also comes with a host of additional modules and apps, for example dedicated to cargo movement and warehouse management. Trade fair visitors are able to test the solution themselves at exhibition booth 440 in hall B1, where there will also be a live demonstration of the mobile version for smart devices, mECHOS.
The PickManager from topsystem is the key to the simple integration of a pick by voice solution into an existing warehouse environment. As an interface between voice client and warehouse management or ERP system, the technology manages the entire picking process.
Thanks to the standardized and modular design, the PickManager can be adapted and extended to the requirements of the warehouse at any time. topsystem provides a future-oriented solution for speech based processes in warehousing and production.
When it comes to order picking in their new logistics center HAZET-WERK Hermann Zerver GmbH & Co. KG, a major manufacturer of trade tools and workshop equipment, rely on Lydia® Voice Suite by topsystem. A key benefit of the Pick by Voice technology is that with the Lydia® Connector for SAP the Lydia® Voice Suite can be directly connected to the new SAP warehouse management system without any middleware. This way, HAZET has access to their stocks in real time and the order picking is clearly more efficient.
Brazilian electronics retailer Multilaser is the first overseas company to deploy leading voice software Lydia® on smartphones. The company’s Android devices receive picking orders directly from the warehouse management system via topsystem’s PickManager.
Multilaser made a conscious decision to avoid purchasing industrial hardware, while at the same time profiting from the proven benefits of voice-controlled picking. Higher efficiency in the warehouse processes and the easy introduction of new pickers ensure maximum flexibility in order picking.
Smart, mobile and ready for networked logistics: With its Lydia® Release 8 topsystem presents its latest Voice Suite at LogiMAT, taking another step towards digitalization and networking.
As of now, the speaker-independent software runs on the Android operating system. No matter whether it’s robust industry hardware or an industrial-suited smartphone – depending on the requirement, users may select which devices they use.
Tradefair visitors will be able to get information about this and all other new features – including the web-enabled Module ControlCenter and User and Device Manager (UDM) - in Hall 7, Stand 7B75. There the company will be presenting the entire Lydia® Voice Suite in a live demonstration.
Whether it be basil, shadow-hidden grass or tulips, Bruno Nebelung GmbH relies on the Lydia® Voice-Suite from topsystem to meet the high demand for flower bulbs and seeds in a fast and economical fashion with the same number of employees. At its main site in Everswinkel, up to 40 employees pick around 85,000 orders per week during peak times.
Using a combination of the Lydia® Voice and the mobile voice computer Voxter®, the seed producer benefits from optimised processes and a significant increase in quality.
First participation, first place: We are glad to have been awarded for our voice solutions Lydia® SmartWatch and Lydia® VoiceWear® at this year‘s handling Award.
On 11 October 2016, the trophy was presented to us during a ceremony at Motek in Stuttgart. Lydia® has won the first prize in the category storage, order picking, handling and transportation. And we celebrated this event with the winners of the other categories.
The first topsystem Air Cargo IT Innovation Forum took place on September 29th 2016 at the IAW (Institute for Applied Warehouse Logistics) in Boppard-Buchholz. The exciting presentations of the day introduced various aspects of the use of advanced technologies and practices in the airfreight business. With the keyword “innovation” as a theme of the event, the participants were given a valuable insight into the future of the industry.
With the Lydia® Service Suite, topsystem is presenting a speech based software solution that helps to efficiently conduct checks and inspections. The combination of a headset and tablet device makes the data capturing process much easier, for example during quality checks and in the various areas of servicing and maintenance. It is also fit for use across a range of industries. Lydia® Voice, the leading speech based software, forms the technological basis of the Voice-Suite. The major benefit of this smart solution is in its ability to digitise all registered data in real-time and subsequently serve as a basis for comprehensive analyses.
The Lydia®Voice Suite is embarking on a major trade-fair tour this September, with appearances at the IMHX in Birmingham, CeMAT Russia in Moscow and FachPack in Nuremberg. In the space of just under three weeks, we’ll be travelling over 5,700 kilometres to showcase our voice solutions to an international audience of industry experts.
IT services provider Bechtle uses smart glasses for the order picking of small components at the logistics centre at its headquarters in Neckarsulm. Installed on the data glasses is the SAP AR Warehouse Picker mobile app, which Bechtle has become the first company worldwide to successfully use. The augmented-reality (AR) technology has now been enhanced with the addition of topsystem's Lydia® Voice. With this innovative order-picking solution, Bechtle is able to profit from fast and faultless hands-free picking.
The current expansion of the Dubai World Central (DWC) airport is combined with ambitious objectives: Until 2025, 160 million passengers are estimated to be welcomed per year and twelve million tons of air cargo are to be handled.
topsystem uses these perspectives to market its ground und cargo handling systems and opens a new subsidiary in Dubai.
The logistics provider Callius, in Bergheim, Germany, as the first customer, is relying on Lydia Smart Watch from topsystem in order to distinguish the many article variants – school backpacks in different colors, sizes and shapes from FOND OF BAGS – clearly from each other.
Besides improved work ergonomics, users also benefit from a substantially reduced error rate in order picking due to the additional visual display of the article on the watch. The result: more reliable picking due to the combination of voice and visual picking.
A close network of science, practical application and advanced training: that is the goal of Demonstrationsfabrik Aachen (Demofabrik) on the campus of RWTH Aachen. There Demofabrik manufactures pre-series and prototypes for various business enterprises.
Together with partners from the industrial sector, the topsystem employees adapt procedures or production technologies during operation processes.
Two awards: topsystem System GmbH received the Logistics Business IT Award in London for its Pick by Voice solution LYDIA®Plug&Play – not in one but in two categories.
In the category “Wearable Devices & Voice Technology in Logistics” the panel of experts honoured the solution for its application at Seico Optical UK. In the category “Logistics IT in the Retail & Wholesale sector” the voice application at the customer Skoolkit excelled.
For the sixth time CeMAT RUSSIA opened its doors to trade visitors of the logistics industry. topsystem presented the latest LYDIA Voice Suite in Moscow from 22 to 25 September.
Cost pressure and process quality – these are the most important topics determining the Russian Logistics market at the moment. To meet these demands many enterprises are considering introducing voucherless systems in their intralogistics, such as Pick by Voice.