RF technology from STL Technology Solutions has been installed at L F Jones Foodservice
L F Jones distributes a wide range of goods to pubs, restaurants, cafes, hotels, guest houses, nursing homes, schools and retailers in the counties surrounding Bristol.
With the RF system from STL, telesales can wirelessly dispatch orders directly to the pickers in the warehouse.
A colour-coded dashboard enables operators to monitor pickers’ progress in real-time, so they can distribute orders according to workload. Also, because the terminals are wrist-held with fingers scans, picking is also ‘hands-free’.
The wrist-units also enable pickers to query live stock information, which can increase the level of order fulfilment. Once an item is picked, the telesales system is automatically notified and generates an invoice.
David Jones, operations director of L F Jones, said: It’s surprising how much time we save by not having to stop and pick up a gun to scan an item before loading it. It’s one of the major benefits of the STL solutions, effectively gaining us a day a week.”