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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.
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