For many warehouse operators, paper-based systems prevail in their workflows. But even with the most efficient staff these systems introduce human error impairing processes including goods-in receiving, inventory management and picking and packing efficiency.
Technology costs, such as for voice, are constantly reducing with the once high adoption expense now on a par with other technologies. RF scanning and voice-directed technologies reduce errors and significantly increase efficiency resulting in optimised processes, reduced OpEx and increased revenue.
Not necessarily. In enterprises in which speech recognition has replaced paper-based solutions ROI is achieved in under 12 months.1 Voice-directed technology integrating with a WMS Warehouse Management Software solution delivers a 40-50% productivity gain over paper-based or barcoded data collection methods.2
Voice-Directed versus paper-based workflow solutions
Voice-Directed versus RF-Handheld scanning based workflow solutions
Voice-enabled workflows – benefits3
Results vary depending on the workflows that the voice-enabled and current technology is that’s being replaced (paper, scanning, lights, etc.) but the list of potential benefits is significant.
CASE STUDY – 25%+ STOCK PICK ACCURACY BOOST: Read the Gordons Chemists (Online-FMCG) case study. The leading chemist chain operates via in-store and online sales channels. We deployed In-DEX WMS Warehouse Management Software with flexible voice technology delivering a >25% increase in stock pick accuracy in its warehouse.
COMPARE PAPER, VOICE RF & PICK-TO-LIGHT TECHNOLOGIES in the Honeywell paper “Your DC Is Never Too Small for Voice: Evaluating Voice Versus Paper-Based, RF Scanners and Pick-to-Light Solutions.”
WE DEPLOY VOICE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS (including Honeywell Vocollect Voice) with our In-DEX and AWARDS3 WMS Warehouse Management Software solutions. Ask us how we can help optimise your operations, today.
1 ‘Revisit Your Ruggedized Strategy Before You’re Hit by the End of OS Support.’ (Gartner).
2 ‘Your DC Is Never Too Small for Voice: Evaluating Voice Versus Paper-Based, RF Scanners and Pick-to-Light Solutions.’ (Gartner).
3 ‘Your DC Is Never Too Small for Voice: Using Voice in Many Workflows.’ (Honeywell).