In partnership with LightSpeed Automation, 365 recently began a limited BETA of its new integrated FastTrack interface. Operators using 365's SmartHQ administration portal previously had to print their pick lists and carry those around the warehouse, checking off each item one at a time. 365's new interface allows operators to transmit their pick lists directly to LightSpeed's FastTrack system and 'pick to lights' illuminated below each product container.
Operators using LightSpeed's FastTrack system to prekit their existing vending routes will see the largest value add, now that they can utilize the same system on which employees are already trained. Even better, actual LightSpeed picked amounts are pushed back into SmartHQ inventories, completely automating the entire picking workflow. No longer do route drivers need to check-in each item individually when stocking stores. 365 expects to conclude the BETA phase at the end of October, with general availability scheduled for November 2013.