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Innovation is reshaping the
picking-technologies landscape in response to the growing need to increase
productivity and throughput in distribution centers.
Smaller orders and increased piece-picking require workers to be more efficient
and drives organizations toward automation.
Intuitive voice technology; wearable products that streamline manual picking;
and advanced robotics that speed up the sorting process in piece-picking
operations are helping DCs.
Process improvement is the key driver of today's more advanced technologies.
Cost reduction used to be the primary reason for investing in
productivity-enhancing voice-picking technologies.
But, now organizations are streamlining operations to manage the growing
complexity of the picking process—while also getting orders out the door faster
and more accurately.
Modern voice solutions can increase employee productivity by more than 10
In addition to individual productivity improvements, today's more advanced
voice-picking technology also contributes to increased order throughput across
Outlook Series' Michael Lippis interviews
Scott Deutsch to gain EPG's perspective on
Vocollect Voice Replacement or Co-Exist Solutions.
Scott is the Americas president for
supply chain execution and voice software solutions provider Ehrhardt Partner