The benefits of using voice recognition for picking orders are well proven, most logistics people are now well aware of the 15%+ productivity gains that are generally attained over paper or hand held/truck mounted RF devices and they would also be aware that picking by voice virtually eliminates errors, but many such people are probably in the dark as to how simple it is to implement this emerging technology into an existing warehouse management system (WMS).
Many people may be under the impression that to adopt voice technology you need a fancy, new fangled WMS with more technological bells and whistles than you could throw a pallet at, or at the very least, the latest expensive release of their current WMS containing a new voice upgrade. Not so. Although some WMS providers have had the foresight to develop voice into their offerings and several more are in the process of doing so, what about the logistics director who is very happy with the functionality of his current WMS but would simply like to use voice hardware to compliment or replace his paper/HHT/truck mounted picking operation? Many such people had such a stressful time implementing their WMS in the first place that they would be very uneasy about going through that process again.
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