Swisslog and Vocollect announce global reseller agreement

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Swisslog, a global leader in supply chain technology solutions, and Vocollect, the global leader in voice-directed work, announce a global reseller agreement. Under the agreement, Swisslog will resell Vocollects Voice-Directed Distribution integrated with its warehouse management (WMS) product WarehouseManager, to address the needs of Swisslog customers in key markets including retail, consumer goods, pharmaceutical/healthcare, food and beverage. The integration with Vocollects Voice-Directed Distribution, in use in multiple accounts today, allows Swisslog customers to leverage voice-enabled logistics as part of the overall Swisslog solution. This will dramatically improve productivity and streamline workflow in warehouses and distribution centers, while reducing error rates by as much as 80 per cent. The integrated solution supports Swisslogs customers in automated, semi-automated and manual warehouse, distribution and manufacturing environments.

Comments Charles Teissonnire, President Swisslog Warehouse & Distribution Solutions, Vocollects Voice-Directed Distribution is a very important component of our overall customer solutions. Voice-enabled logistics has many advantages of hands-free processing in areas such as case picking and value-added processing, and we see real benefits from voice-enabling these operations for our customers. We have already seen outstanding results in projects around the world. By providing our customers with standard integration of Vocollects offering into WarehouseManager, we can simplify implementation, reduce risk and provide a seamless user interface allowing them to realize the benefits sooner and reducing their total cost of ownership.

"The implementation of the Vocollect / Swisslog system has improved our current operators pick rate by up to 40%," comments Simon Hayward, WM Systems and Project Manager at Pets at Home, a UK based retailer. "The use of the Swisslog voice system has reduced our picking errors due to the fact that the voice system tells the operator the pack size which they are required to pick. The new voice system gives Pets at Home the opportunity to provide the operators with more information than was on offer by the previous handheld system."

"We are very pleased that Swisslog has selected Vocollect to voice-enable WarehouseManager, says Tim Eusterman, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of Vocollect. "We're already delivering great value and superior payback in several of Swisslogs major multi-national end user customers.Our collaboration will continue to deliver even more value as we expand our solutions and services, and bring the benefits of voice - improved productivity,accuracyand safety to customers and prospects throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

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