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Introduction to Voice Picking

Voice Picking by Speech Interface Design

How Voice-Directed Work’s Most Common Application Delivers Meaningful Bottom-Line Benefits

Voice picking solutions are used by retail, distribution and manufacturing companies across a wide range of industries. They deliver increased profitability by reducing distribution center operating costs while increasing customer service levels, and our value & ROI analysis will show how much you'll save.

Voice picking solutions by Speech Interface Design are powered by the world's most proven voice-directed work technology platform: Vocollect Voice – to provide maximum performance and reliability. Unlike all other methodologies, a voice picking solution enables distribution center (DC) associates to work “hands-free and eyes-free” to execute their order picking assignments. As a result, voice picking delivers:

Increased/Optimized Productivity by Eliminating Wasted Motions

Voice picking eliminates all of the wasted motions a DC associate makes interacting with paper & pencil or the screen, keyboards and handle of an RF scanning device (electronic “paper & pencil”) when executing their picking assignment. As a result, companies that implement voice picking provided by Speech Interface Design typically realize productivity gains of 10-30%+. (The voice system can be interfaced with an ergonomic scanner to efficiently capture bar coded data if the capture of that data is required as per the picking workflow.)

Increased/Optimized Accuracy by Eliminating Distractions

Voice picking eliminates the need for a DC associate to take their eyes away from their picking task to interact with paper or the screen, keyboard and handle of an RF scanning device (electronic paper & pencil) when executing their picking assignment. As  a result of the increased focus of the associate, voice picking reduces errors by 15-85%. Companies using voice picking typically report accuracy rates of 99.9%

Dramatically Reduced Employee Training Times

Because the system provides the associate with simple verbal instructions and does not allow them to proceed if they provide an incorrect response, voice picking solutions are known for being intuitively easy learn for new and temporary employees. And, because Vocollect Voice systems provide universal commands like “say again” and “help”, associates become productive and confident in just hours or days versus days or weeks as required for other methodologies. 

Over 20 years ago, Vocollect pioneered the use of speaker dependent recognition technology in industrial voice-directed work applications. Today, Vocollect Voice, now part of Honeywell, is the world’s most robust and reliable voice-directed work solution technology platform, used each day by more than 500,000 DC associates worldwide in voice picking applications.

Please watch the video on the right to see how a voice picking solution provided by Speech Interface Design is delivering a medical products distribution company the results described above.

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Watch How Seneca Medical Saves
$1 Million Annually With Voice Picking

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Seneca Medical, a medical supply chain distributor, turned to a Vocollect voice picking solution provided by Speech Interface Design to reduce costs by improving order-picker productivity and eliminating auditors that were necessary to previously maintain high levels of accuracy. By switching from paper to voice, they are able to save $ 1 million annually with faster, more efficient and highly accurate picking with speech recognition technology. In some areas, they saw increases in productivity of over 50%.

Learn how we can quantify how much voice picking can save your operation each year