Savoye, the logistics solutions division of the Legris Industries Group, has launched the latest version of its warehouse management solution LM. The new LMXT solution incorporates several user-friendly features, even more advanced functionalities and extended parameterisation, which allows it – as standard – to evolve with the warehouse, without any additional IT development. LMXT will be available from November 2012.
LMXT is a new, richer WMC solution and will replace LM version 7. Like its predecessor, LMXT is dedicated to decision-making control and the operational management of split case preparation processes. The new solution has been developed for larger businesses that have to manage high volumes or several sites. Three main innovations have been brought to this new version with the aim of achieving easy use and a high level of functionality.
FIRST MAIN INNOVATION: USER-FRIENDLINESS.
Savoye has worked closely with a specialist in the IT sector to completely overhaul the much respected LM package. The software has been rethought both on a graphic level (presentation and access to parameterization) and from a data return point of view (tables, graphs...). LMXT benefits from user-friendly interfaces, which can be easily customised by each user and can be remotely accessed using a Web browser. The improvement makes it easier to familiarise yourself with the tool and the operational work. It favours decision-making thanks to a clearer, simpler display of workloads by sector using tables.
SECOND INNOVATION: MORE OPEN PARAMETERISATION FOR GREATER FLEXIBILITY. With LMXT, Savoye goes further in standardising the software, whilst making it able to adapt itself to a greater number of logistics organisations. Numerous process parameterisations (goods-in, putaway, order fulfilment, etc.) are integrated as standard and can be activated simply and without any new IT development, depending on the warehouse's requirements. When increasing the storage surface area, changing warehouse layout or introducing new lines, LMXT evolves to support operational re-organisations and new strategic orientations. The solution can, for example, go from a 'pick and pack' order preparation set up to a 'pick then pack' configuration, without the need for time consuming reprogramming.
A wide variety of standard parameterisation is pre-programmed into the LMXT to adopt to a wide variety of applications and markets. This allows you to integrate several logistic elements depending on the equipment used (pallet truck, roller etc...). LMXT has the ability to adapt to different market sectors.
THIRD INNOVATION AXIS: MORE ADVANCED FUNCTIONALITIES are offered to fulfil the requirements of distribution, e-commerce, hardware/ironmongery, tools, industrial supplies sector or 3PLs who have to manage high volumes and a high renewal of product references. Amongst them, the 'en masse' data update which allows the manager of the product repository to work more quickly and accelerate the implementation of new references, the correction of some data and product re-allocation, as well as a slotting module to re-establish products automatically in picking.
The new features also concern flow control in the warehouse. A Labour Management module allows you to plan various operations and allocate resources depending on the load and transport constraints. And a new appointment-making collaborative portal (for suppliers or carriers using the Web) allows better platform planning.
Finally, LMXT is adapted to changes in regulations with, for example, a new dangerous products management module and offers an integrated TMS solution with order allocation to the best carrier, a CAP module in the carriers' format and a delivery tracking portal.
The solution of course offers the same functional coverage as the previous LM generation in terms of goods-in, storage, order fulfilment, dispatch and control.