by Mat Dirjish
Panasonic’s Logiscend System, described as a turnkey material flow management system for complex, discrete manufacturing, is getting a software update. The new software, Logiscend Software 3.0, enhances and expands the Logiscend platform’s location management capabilities, user access controls, data provisioning, and pick-and-replenishment configurability.
The update expands the real-time location system (RTLS) by integrating Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) tags and locators. Users can accurately track and locate any part at any time and boost efficiency via greater visibility of bottlenecks.
Also, the system triggers automated workflows based on small changes in the location of assets. The BLE tags and locators can combine with Panasonic VIEW tags to eliminate paper and provide real time instructions to the manufacturing floor.
Logiscend 3.0 adds more data-segmentation management tools that provide users with greater control over who has access to data in the Logiscend system. This essentially means only personnel with the appropriate credentials can view and edit certain information. Other update features include an external indicator button accessory that indicates where to place a part for a replenishment order, reverse colors for Pick Tags for easier readability, a password requirement to cancel open jobs, and API calls to update replenishment stages on the VIEW tags.