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Dematic voice-directed technology increases productivity

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Dematic’s  voice-directed technology has increased productivity, accuracy and throughput, reduced labour costs and enhanced OH&S. Dematic now supports more than 7000 voice users across a range of logistics applications such as 3PL, pharmaceutical, apparel, discount variety, food, beverage and ports.

Voice -directed technology is suitable for full and split case picking, with users achieving productivity gains. As voice-directed technology continues to mature, implementation costs have dropped, reducing the payback period to less than twelve months in some applications.

Advances in voice hardware and software have also increased the performance and functionality of voice picking. Vocollect Talkman hardware has become smaller and lighter and now offers full wireless integration, including wireless headsets. Vocollect systems are also developed on open standards that allow Vocollect voice picking application software to run on third party hardware from LXE, Motorola or Psion Teklogix. Asian language support is also available and Dematic have implemented voice picking across the ASEAN and China regions.

Voice -directed technology has the following benefits for voice users:

  • Removes paper facilitating paperless warehousing
  • Ensures accurate data collection/transfer
  • Eliminates time and labour-consuming repetitive tasks
  • Enhances worker productivity
  • Optimises equipment and resource utilisation
  • Facilitates real-time data transfer and supply chain management

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