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Warehouse Voice Picking

Maximize your team’s picking, receiving, loading, and putaway with voice-enabled technology.

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Overview

Why Warehouse Voice Picking Solutions

Modernize picking, receiving, loading, and put-away with voice-directed work.

It’s no secret that most people can talk faster than they can type or scan. Voice-enabling your warehouse or distribution center can improve productivity by up to 50% over manual processes, handheld barcode scanners, or pick-to-light systems—while also improving accuracy. Voice recognition technology is a proven way to enhance lean warehouse operations, decrease training costs, and sharply reduce worker onboarding time—especially useful for companies that employ seasonal help or face turnover challenges.

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Impact

Drive cost savings and throughput

99.99%+

Accuracy – Achieve world-class visibility with voice pick technology

20%+

Productivity – Additional efficiency gains on top of other automation

50%+

Less Training – Easy to learn and use with voice-tailored solutions

30K/yr

Cost Savings – Save thousands in capital equipment every year

Features

RFgen-Vocollect Voice Solutions

Mature, proven technology for accurate results

Voice-directed work has been successfully deployed by large and small companies for more than 20 years, and Vocollect is a leading supplier with hundreds of installations and hundreds of thousands of users around the world. Its voice recognition software is superior to other devices; it supports local languages and needs only a few hours to learn your unique voice.

The Vocollect Voice technology then enforces order accuracy through random check digits. The check digits are placed directly at the product’s location and must be read when the worker is at that location. The system won’t allow a worker to continue unless the appropriate digits are read, guaranteeing accuracy nearly 100% of the time.

Achieve Lean Warehouse Operations

Combine the flexibility of RFgen, a Vocollect-certified Total Solution partner, with the usability of Vocollect Voice for the most efficient execution of processes such as Voice Picking, Order Selection, Putaway, Direct Pick/Pack/Ship, and Manufacturing Inspection, while ensuring real-time updates to your ERP or other enterprise back-end system.

Voice receiving can:

  • Eliminate double-checking by a supervisor before receiving is complete
  • Allow implementation of labor standards with data capture

Voice loading yields:

  • Increased staff productivity and volume by 20%
  • Reduced floor space—doors turn faster

Voice putaway and replenishment results in:

  • Improvement in staff productivity while increasing volume
  • Improvement in replenishment rate (pallet/hour)
  • Reduction in training time
  • Savings of over $30K/year in capital equipment

Why Tailored Voice Prompts are Effective

Workers wearing lightweight headsets enable clear voice prompts to perform tasks and speak directly to the system to confirm actions and move a process forward. Users spend a few hours training a device to recognize their voice so accents or local language requirements are not a problem.

Because voice is a hands-free, eyes-free operation, workers can devote total attention to the task at hand, greatly reducing unproductive time and mistakes. Employees find they can perform at higher levels with less effort, allowing them to take more pride and ownership in their work. This results in less overall turnover for your business.

More Than Voice Picking

More than voice picking

Extend multiple, real-time workflows from your ERP system to Vocollect voice-based devices. Go far beyond voice picking to automate:

  • Order Selection
  • Receiving
  • Replenishment
  • Putaway
  • Picking and Selection
  • Outbound Loading
  • Cycle-Counting and Inventory
  • Transfers
  • Auditing
  • Back Stocking, and much more

Rapid Implementation of Voice-Directed Work

Unlike most voice-enabled technologies, it’s incredibly easy to get started with RFgen-Vocollect Voice Solutions. RFgen-Vocollect Voice Solutions enables you to implement ERP-connected voice up to 75% faster than other implementation methods. Your distribution center can be operational—with voice fully integrated into your ERP workflows—in just a few weeks, without making changes to your ERP system, or needing much support from IT.

The RFgen-Vocollect Voice Solution supports secure connections through Wi-Fi, WPA PSK, and WPA-Enterprise, and can be deployed in both centralized and distributed IT environments.

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Watch This Voice Picking Success Story

RFgen-Vocollect Voice Picking enabled the warehouse employees at Caito Foods to operate hands-free during inbound and outbound inventory processes. The new voice solution improved accuracy, efficiency, and traceability while driving down cost and training time. Watch the video to learn more!

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In paper pick sections where we had the greatest opportunity for improvement, our accuracy rose from 98.68% to 99.46%. These performance gains alone save Pep Boys over $3 million annually.

John Moreau

Distribution Manager, Pep Boys