Pick by Voice technology validates picking steps using a combination of voice commands/responses and hands-free two dimensional barcode scanning. Voice directed picking lowers labor costs by 30-70% and improves order accuracy to 99.99%. Pick by Voice is a technology well suited to the demands of omnichannel ecommerce order fulfillment, especially the latest generation multi-modal voice picking systems.
Pick by voice blends the operator’s voice directed instructions with hands-free barcode scanning to perform pick and pack with item level validation. Voice picking is rapidly advancing, and the latest speaker independent voice engines entirely eliminate the need to train/record each operator’s voice.
It is the technology of choice for 3PLs or Distribution Centers that rely on seasonal workers because it reduces employee training time so that even a temporary employee is productive in minutes. The latest generation voice picking systems also support off the shelf hardware, including a wide variety of wireless wearable computers as well as Blue Patriot’s low-cost 450 headset/speaker microphone which can be paired with hands free Honeywell or Zebra 2-D wireless barcode scanners, providing even more hardware options.
Voice picking verifies item pick location, and SKU and lot capture in a single step. Voice directed Picking drives the much faster performance picking process with significantly higher accuracy rates compared to paper, RF terminals, and tablets. It is a high value investment a 3PL can deploy quickly to lower labor costs by 30% or more in Ecommerce pick and pack, while achieving order fill accuracy rates of 99.99%.
Tier 1 voice suppliers include pre-developed software modules for order release optimization, cartonization, cart build, efficient batch cart picking of 12 or more orders, as well as pick and pass conveyor zone picking processes. All split case picking applications should be combined with Cartonization logic to support single touch pick to carton applications.
Numina Group - RDS Voice