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250,000th order processed after just under 3 months!

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After under 3 months of operation the Superdrug DC has just processed its quarter of a millionth order through the automated system designed & installed by Logistex!

Congratulations to the operations team!

First order released at Superdrug’s newly improved DC

On the 10th September Superdrug went live with their new order forwarding system installed and integrated by Logistex.

The solution that Logistex designed and integrated for Superdrug automates picking, packaging and sortation of orders. The solution is controlled by Logistex’s LWS Reflex Warehouse Management System. LWS Reflex manages all aspects of the operation including SKU management, replenishment and picking. Released orders can be batch picked into a tote and out sorted at despatch benches, or are picked direct into despatch cartons.

To give additional assurance, Reflex confirms that the order profile and carton weight reconciles prior to closing and sorting to the appropriate destination. Analytex provides configurable real time business intelligence which ensuring efficient utilisation of resources Logistex were awarded the contract following a comprehensive design and planning process, where Logistex’s experts worked closely with Superdrug to ensure the solution provides flexibility and growth for the future.

Come and visit us at the Facilities Show

Logistex are exhibiting at the upcoming Facilities Show at exCel, London on the 17th – 19th June. We will be there showcasing our numerous offerings of Engineering Support Services.

If you are new to the Facilities Show here is a few highlights and why you should visit:

As the role of the facilities management professional evolves, keeping up to date with the latest legislation, issues and challenges across a range of disciplines is essential. Facilities Show is dedicated to providing facilities managers from all sectors with a comprehensive package of need-to-know information, bringing you together with suppliers and specialists to share knowledge, debate current issues and find best-fit solutions and products for your organisation’s needs.

As a visitor to the show, you’ll be able to:

  • Discover the latest and most innovative FM products and services showcased by an extensive range of UK and international suppliers and supporting single and multiple sites – whichever you are responsible for.
  • Remain fully informed on the most critical issues facing today’s FM professional through our free to attend, fully comprehensive education programme
  • Ensure that you stay up to date with changing legislation in our Facilities Show Academy plus free education from FIVE co-locating events
  • Advance your career by attending CPD accredited seminar sessions focusing on professional skills
  • Find cost effective solutions to your specific business requirements and learn how to increase sustainability in your workplace without compromising on quality or efficiency
  • Participate in our brand-new networking programme with like-minded FM professionals from all levels of responsibility and across many vertical sectors
  • Meet with all the major industry bodies including BIFM, FMA, RICS, CIWM, Carbon Trust & The Energy Institute
  • Visit FIVE additional shows related to your risk and compliance needs including Safety & Health Expo, Service Management Expo, Energy & Environment Expo, Firex International and IFSEC International – which alongside the Facilities Show will form the 2014 Protection & Management Series.

To register visit http://www.facilitiesshow.com/ or get in touch with one of the team here at Logistex at ess@logistex.com.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Logistex & the Logistics Leaders Network

Logistex are continuing their sponsorship of the Logistics Leaders Network for 2014 and continue to be the Automation Partner.

The Logistics Leaders Network, launched in 2008, provides supply chain professionals, freight transport leaders and HR specialists from all retail sectors, manufacturing and their support services with a focal point of communication, leadership, knowledge exchange and networking opportunities.

The Logistics Leaders Network acts as a ‘support toolkit’ for the 1400 members who have already benefitted from attending a range of conferences, workshops and focus group meetings. Additionally publications and regular communication keeps them abreast of the latest thinking and best practice. The network is designed to help enhance their knowledge and understanding of their roles, and how to maintain leadership in logistics as a business critical issue.

Below is a list of all the network meetings for 2014.

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Come and visit us at the Internet Retailing Expo to demo our innovative WMS LWS Reflex

Logistex are exhibiting at the upcoming Internet Retailing Expo at the NEC, Birmingham on the 26th and 27th March. The Internet Retailing Expo is aimed at the progressive retail business industry and is changing the landscape of how retailers interact with the consumer through the multichannel shopping experience.

Logistex will be using an innovative Warehouse Systems Demonstration suite at the show so that visitors can have a hands on experience of the complete supply chain process from order right through to despatch.

Fully equipped with a web shop linked to Logistex’s comprehensive Warehouse Management System, LWS Reflex, and working examples of RF equipment visitors can place an order and follow it through the warehouse operation from receipt, replenishment, picking, packing and despatch.  The shelved racking, tote bins, hand-held RF terminals, and despatch label printers create a realistic warehouse environment replicating a full door to door process.

Logistex’s in-house developed LWS Reflex WMS and LWS Analytex dashboard and reporting software will show how they combine to provide an intelligent, scalable, real time and flexible warehouse management solution.  They can work with any operation from manual handling up to a fully automated facility and integrate with all the major commercial host systems.

To register to attend the Internet Retailing Expo visit www.internetretailingexpo.com.

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Did you know that as well as controlling all types of automation, Logistex’s LWS Reflex WMS also provides Voice picking capability?

With major retailers and smaller businesses alike turning to Voice Picking for their warehouse operations, WMS suppliers are making sure that they can offer this technology to ensure they can meet customers’ requirements.

Logistex’s LWS Reflex is a future proof Warehouse Management System suitable for SME’s with a manual warehouse operation and also Blue Chip Organisations with large fully automated distribution centres.

Alongside many other RDT technologies, Logistex also offers Voice Picking as a solution for your warehouse operation which is controlled by the innovative LWS Reflex WMS.
What is Voice? Voice Picking, also called voice directed warehousing, is a technology which involves the use of voice direction and speech recognition. In a voice directed warehouse, pickers wear a headset which is connected to a small computer (usually belt or wrist mounted) which give the picker commands and locations to follow in order to complete their picks. The picker then uses their voice to confirm picks, the computer understand their response and will then move them onto the next pick.

Benefits from Voice Picking include improved productivity, as the picker can spend less time ‘pressing buttons’ on a HHT and simply use speech to make commands. Voice Picking can also improve accuracy as pickers do not have any distractions from paper lists or HHTs.

If you think that this is something that your warehouse operation could benefit from, then get in contact by emailing as at reflex@logistex.com or call us on 01536 480600.

Where can you find Logistex over the coming months?

Over the next couple of months Logistex will be attending various shows and exhibitions. This is what the calendar looks like:

Supply Chain Logistics Event

11th & 12th February 2014

Selsdon Park Hotel, London

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If you would like to see us here then book your place now at http://www.scl-event.com

Southern Manufacturing Show

12th & 13th February 2014

FIVE, Farnborough

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The UK’s LARGEST regional manufacturing technology, electronics and subcontracting exhibition.

  • Thousands of engineering & electronics solutions on your doorstep
  • Full Programme of FREE technical seminars supported by SMS, MAS-SE, Engineering Solutions and Electronics Sourcing.

If you would like to see us here then book your place now at http://www.industrysouth.co.uk/

Internet Retailing Expo

26th & 27th March 2014

NEC, Birmingham

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IRX is aimed at the progressive retail business industry and is changing the landscape of how you, the retailer, interacts with the consumer through the multichannel shopping experience.

IRX is rich in relevant content, sourcing and fact-finding intelligence providing and experienced for you that is profitable, enjoyable and a valuable day out in the office.

In order to help plan your day so it is the most worthwhile time out of the office for you we have put together suggestions of what you might like to see based on your requirements.

If you would like to see us here then book your place now at http://www.internetretailingexpo.com/

Logistex welcome new Business Development Manager

Logistex are pleased to announce that Mark Birkett has joined the Business Development team as a Business Development Manager.

Mark has over 15 years’ experience working in the 3PL/Warehousing/Distribution industry. After university, Mark worked for a mobile phone distributor and helped build them to become Orange and Three’s largest distributor helping acquire and retain customers eventually overseeing a fulfilment department processing 800 handsets a day and dealing with the reverse logistics of the handsets. Then in 2010, he moved to a 3PL operation and was tasked with new business, account development and streamlining operations to improve efficiencies.

At Logistex, Mark will be a Business Development Manager for our Warehouse Management System, LWS Reflex. He will be assisting customers, particularly in e-Commerce and 3PL operations that will benefit from the scalability and quick ROI that that LWS Reflex has to offer. Mark says, “I have had the chance to play with the system and it is a very powerful tool, particularly when backed up the business intelligence tool Analytex.”

Our innovative LWS Reflex warehouse management and control software has been developed to make the latest WMS technology more widely accessible and affordable, with in-built flexibility to match the client’s needs as they grow and develop in future years. The user simply accesses the built in functionality as and when it is needed, from simple manual operation to a fully-fledged automated warehouse. Every option can be instantly activated or switched off with no long-term commitment at any time.