Dynamic Work Optimisation
As work is passed to the Lucas System, DWO sorts work into priority sequence, based on rules that you can configure and adjust throughout the day or week.
When a user requests work in a picking area, DWO applies multiple algorithms to all available orders in the system to create optimised batches. The tool considers shipping time, proximity, and other variables. Other systems have static rules that batch work orders as they are imported, because it executes batching on-demand, the DWO batch optimisation component uses dynamic rules that can shift throughout the day.
DWO determines an optimised path for the user to take through the warehouse to complete their work. The DWO algorithms take account of multiple interrelated factors:
1) Travel distance
2) Zone sequencing
3) User start/end points
4) Cost of moves (e.g., turning around)
5) Directional aisle restrictions
The resulting path is as much as 50% shorter than the path to complete the same work with traditional warehouse location sequencing.