As the fulfillment centers grew, I found more and more low-level users needing access to administrative web sites to handle certain low-level transactions. As a solution, I developed the Kiosk application that requires the lowest level of authority in the building and is primarily used to do lookup's on almost everything in the facility, such as bins, trucks, items and totes. There are also activities that require slightly elevated levels of authority in the Kiosk application, mainly to induct trucks to packing/triage and further to work with triage tool sets.
These Kiosk work stations are positioned through a facility in some places for a particular process workflow, and in other places for generic inquiries to be performed without taking over a workflow requiring workstation.
This project was something that I came up with on my own after witnessing workstations get taken over by non-admins, and learning that more and more users were getting access to administrative applications that they really didn't need. This lowered the amount of people with access to administrative toolsets and in turn lowered the amount of "human error" that occurred in our systems.
Due to the fact that this was a personal side project that I developed for Speed Commerce, I also took the opportunity to develop this application with localization built in, so that the Kiosk could be displayed in Spanish. This later became and itegral piece of the EuroSort project and got folded in as a major part of the overall warehouse operations eco-system.
- Company : Speed Commerce
- Date : 2013
- Role : Architect, Lead Developer