Vocollect Inc., the vendor of voice-driven technology for logistics and warehousing, is offering a new electronic book entitled "The Talking Warehouse: Unleashing Higher Business Performance in Product Distribution Through Voice." The book is authored by Roger Byford, co-founder and chief technology officer of Vocollect, and David Maloney, an expert in the area of logistics. It is intended to help IT executives and managers address key business challenges, such as growth, cost reduction, traceability, regulatory requirements, changes in product mix and seasonality. The first chapter, now available by visiting www.vocollect.com, focuses on the history of voice and the early years of its use in the distribution arena. Subsequent chapters cover such topics as demystifying voice in the warehouse, implementing the voice-centric warehouse, maximizing investments in enterprise resource planning and warehouse-management systems, evaluating voice against other technology options, and selecting a voice system. The entire book is available at no cost as a download from the Vocollect website. The vendor is also making available a white paper entitled "Speech Recognition Technology Choices: Costs and Benefits for Warehouse Voice Systems."
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