Executive Briefings

The Choice is Voice

Though many would be surprised to hear it, voice-directed technology is well into its second decade of use in distribution operations. And it's undergone something of a transformation during the past 20 years. For one thing, the technology, which was once used mainly for order picking, has branched out into a variety of other application. Today it's being used for receiving, put-away, replenishment, cycle counting, shipping, and more. Plus, it's no longer limited to dedicated voice devices; these days, the technology is being integrated into multimodal portable computer units that also offer wireless communications, scanning, label printing, and RFID capabilities. Click here for more.

Though many would be surprised to hear it, voice-directed technology is well into its second decade of use in distribution operations. And it's undergone something of a transformation during the past 20 years. For one thing, the technology, which was once used mainly for order picking, has branched out into a variety of other application. Today it's being used for receiving, put-away, replenishment, cycle counting, shipping, and more. Plus, it's no longer limited to dedicated voice devices; these days, the technology is being integrated into multimodal portable computer units that also offer wireless communications, scanning, label printing, and RFID capabilities. Click here for more.