LFS is a warehouse management system from EPG that intelligently brings together data streams from across warehouses, allowing businesses to better plan and control flows of materials and information across industries.

We help to solve warehouse logistics problems by enabling organizations to better track the flow of goods through their warehouses and distribution centres. The technology relies on tagging items with RF devices and feeding data to paired software. Easy-to-use dashboards then inform warehouse managers and operatives on the ground of the real-time supply chain status, allowing for smarter on-the-fly decision-making.

Our supply chain execution PLATFORM offers these benefits above and beyond traditional warehouse management solutions:

Improves Workforce Planning Efficiency

In supply chain situations, firms must coordinate personnel carefully to ensure that they make the best use of available labour. However, following a set plan is rarely ideal. Demand shocks arrive regularly, necessitating different work patterns and strategies. A single bottleneck could bring the entire operation to a standstill.

Our consulting team helps you replaces handwritten sheets and daily rosters with a central tool, integrated with demand management solutions to provide real-time data. It shifts processes away from clunky-paper-based approaches to digital systems that can accommodate more volatile demand and supply environments. All-in-one software for planning, dispatching, and analysis gives firms far more control over how they allocate their human resources. Shift plans can now reflect signals from incoming data, instead of managers’ “hunch” or heuristic decision-making. Thus, when implemented correctly, it can improve staff motivation and productivity.

Allows Greater Transparency & Flexibility

The PLATFORM also offers greater transparency and flexibility than traditional solutions by maximizing logistics visibility and warehouse monitoring.

Many companies currently use electronic warehouse management systems. These claim to offer end-to-end intralogistics services for companies. However, many do not provide a constant overview of stock or full knowledge of warehouse-related operations.

By contrast, the PLATFORM provides more granular and actionable insights. And this means that firms can improve transparency and operative productivity. They can also improve throughput speed because they know precisely where items are in the system. Firms can combine multiple large orders to process them faster and more efficiently for their clients.

Firms can also benefit from multi-order picking – the simultaneous picking of multiple client orders by a single operative. Standard warehouse management systems struggle to accommodate this, but the warehouse management system takes it in its stride, making just-in-time deliveries more feasible.

Reduces Picking Errors

Many supply chain companies have unacceptably high picking error rates. Operatives mistakenly remove the wrong products from racks and place them in their carts. Under the last-generation paradigm, reducing error rates was possible, but it usually required manual inspection of shipments and double-checking with scales – two tasks that harm productivity immensely.

With the introduction of supply chain precision process, however, managers can reduce their error rates to almost zero without the need for endless inspections. The PLATFORM allows firms to judge the correctness of shipments, automatically, sometimes using simple voice commands into headsets.

Shows Intralogistics Situation In Real-Time

The PLATFORM lets you see your intralogistics situation in real-time, allowing you to visualize the current pulse of your warehouse or distribution centre. The system displays multiple processes, including order status and picking, goods incoming, via the logistics cockpit, allowing firms to identify weak points quickly. The system also offers proactive, on-the-fly suggestions to workers, such as optimal routes and picking paths, given the current demand situation, again, improving performance.

Accommodate Multi-Channel Sales and Complex Customer Structures

In supply chain situations, firms must coordinate personnel carefully to ensure that they make the best use of available labour. However, following a set plan is rarely ideal. Demand shocks arrive regularly, necessitating different work patterns and strategies. A single bottleneck could bring the entire operation to a standstill.

The PLATFORM allows you to easily accommodate complex customer structures and multi-channel sales models. The WMS component of the system breaks down diverse and complex processes that route goods in an efficient manner. With shipping handling unit pre-calculation, warehouse transparency increases, delivery times come down for customers.

Increase Inventory Transparency & Improve Stock Management

We can also help improve stock management and inventory transparency, showing precisely where goods are in the supply chain. Companies that implement the system follow guided, optimized routes through the warehouse and can track all transport operations, making stocktaking easier than ever.

Adjust To Real-Time Demand

Order volumes can spike at any time, making it difficult to optimize picking. Our supply chain execution systems, however, can accommodate these periodic spikes in demand and adjust picking schedules, depending on the time of day. The PLATFORM systems can break down picking by the client – helpful when processing large-volume orders.
Maintain control of your inventory as it leaves the warehouse via an Integrated PLATFORM with Morpheus.Network for a Single Customer View of supply chain documentation.

The warehouse management component of the PLATFORM is all part of the drive to better define the position of items as they move through the supply chain. Our partners, Morpheus.Network, provides a supply chain SaaS blockchain platform that connects both legacy and emerging platform technologies seamlessly, including LFS.

The resulting unification allows companies across multiple industries to develop smarter solutions. Managers can use embedded supply chain IoT technology to:

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    Detect changes in temperature and light to protect shipments from interference
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    Detect changes in temperature and light to protect shipments from interference
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    Prevent counterfeit goods from compromising the supply chain
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    Trace individual shipments as they make their way across the globe in real-time
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    Remove the need to manage shipment documentation via email
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    Reduce communication bottlenecks of traditional ETA solutions

There are also considerable advances from a financial perspective. The combination of Supply Chain Planning, Warehouse Management Systems and Supply Chain Documentation via the Morpheus.Network with full IoT integration make it easier for businesses to link operations on the ground to the costs that they incur. They can digitize paper accounting and administration processes, protect employers and employees from unintended expense fraud, and better analyse internal costs. Tracking products throughout the system improve managers’ decision-making rationale by making it possible to see the impact of operational decisions on financial performance.