BCP adds Advanced Labour Management to Accord® Voice WMS to further improve picking efficiency

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UK software specialist Business Computer Projects Ltd (BCP) is introducing further Voice functionality to its market leading Accord® Voice WMS to enable users to further improve picking efficiency.

UK software specialist BCP is introducing further Voice functionality to its market leading Accord® Voice WMS in the latest release of its Accord® software.

New, advanced labour management features provide enhanced graphical tools for monitoring and evaluating picking activities so managers and supervisors can easily optimise the use of labour across the whole picking operation.

Managers can now easily review picking rates and estimated completion times both individually and across departments so pickers can be redeployed to different departments or different orders where appropriate to improve overall productivity.

Picker inactivity periods - outside the usual norm of breaks and lunch periods - can also be easily identified so that they can be investigated and resolved quickly, while easily monitored target pick rates can be used, for example, to get new employees up to speed, maximising pick rates as quickly as possible.

The advanced labour scheduling solution uses sophisticated, yet flexible Data PA embedded graphical representation tools so supervisors and managers can easily evaluate the possible outcomes of different labour scheduling options to ensure they employ pickers as effectively as possible. The solution is completely compatible with the Microsoft suite so data can be easily exported to Excel spreadsheets where required.

Tim Williams, BCP Distribution Divisional Director: “We believe this sophisticated labour scheduling enhancement will allow our Voice clients to further improve the already excellent picking productivity they are getting from our Accord® Voice WMS.”

About BCP - http://www.bcpsoftware.com

Founded in 1979, Business Computer Projects Ltd (BCP) is a leading systems house specialising in supply chain software solutions and warehouse management systems. Our Accord® systems offer end-to-end, web enabled supply chain solutions for delivered wholesale, cash & carry and retail distribution. Dedicated versions are available for the food and drink sector where we are regarded as one of the market leaders.

Our Accord® Voice Directed warehouse management system offers wall-to-wall Voice functionality across the warehouse. We have been a leader in introducing Voice technology into the UK warehouse market, implementing the first end-to-end Voice directed WMS in the UK food & drink wholesaling sector in 2002. 90% of all our Voice warehouse implementations give wall-to-wall voice control across the warehouse.

BCP clients include SPAR, Musgrave, BWG, Pets at Home, Foodlink Bahrain, Nisa, Pedigree Wholesale, T Quality, ADM Londis.

For further information or photographs please contact:
Pauline Higgs at BCP:
+44 (0)161 355 3000

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