The latest news, analysis, services and solutions regarding mobility and voice tools for warehousing and distribution. Today’s companies are moving goods across more suppliers, vendors and customers than ever before, and warehouses are critical points in the overall supply chain. New technologies in mobility and voice are transforming picking applications and fulfillment operations — and giving warehouse managers new ways to increase efficiency and cut costs. Learn how companies around the world are improving supply-chain operations through their strategic use of mobility and voice tools in the warehouse.
Challenge: A global 3PL recently began providing fulfillment services for large, heavy components of cellphone tower parts. Due to size, material handlers often had to wait for forklift drivers to move components to static computer and printer desks in order to process orders. Workers also had to walk back and forth from staging areas to desks to enter data and print labels. Employee overtime grew in order to handle backlog, and workers reported stress and fatigue.