How voice picking stacks up against paper, RF scanning and Pick-to-Light

Posted by Tailar Kennedy on May 11, 2017 10:38:41 AM

When evaluating picking solutions for the warehouse, there are four main options that are often considered: voice, paper, RF scanning, and pick-to-light. Although each of these solutions have their own strengths, weaknesses, and ideal applications, they should all be considered when making a decision about future projects. Comparing the four solutions to each other, and evaluating what they will bring to your operation, is the best way to determine what will be the best fit for your operation. Below is a comprehensive look at the four solutions, and how they perform against each other.

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Extending Voice: 24 Voice Applications

Posted by Tailar Kennedy on Apr 28, 2017 7:00:00 AM

While voice technology was initially implemented mainly to enhance order fulfillment tasks, the performance benefits have resulted in a growing number of companies expanding their use of voice into other areas of the Distribution Center (DC). With voice providing an average of 10-25% improvement in productivity, it’s no wonder why adoption continues to gain popularity outside of picking. Read on to see 24 different ways voice can be used to optimize operational flexibility.

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What is voice picking?

Posted by Tailar Kennedy on Apr 18, 2017 7:00:00 AM

If you are evaluating a new picking solution for your warehouse, you may have heard terms like “pick by voice”, “voice directed warehousing”, or “speech based picking”. While they may sound like different solutions, these are all phrases that refer to distribution solutions that use voice technology, and are most commonly called voice picking.

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Voice Technology for the Modern DC

Posted by Tailar Kennedy on Mar 15, 2017 7:22:09 AM

10 years ago if you heard the term “voice technology” it would have been a foreign concept. The idea of using voice in the warehouse had already broken into the market, but it wasn’t something the average person was aware of. Now, voice regularly touches every piece of our life. Need directions? Your GPS will tell you where to go. Want to know what the weather will be like today? Simply ask to your Amazon Echo. Want to call your grandma? Just ask Siri to dial.

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