Voice picking, or voice-directed warehousing (VDW) is a paperless system that uses speech prompts to direct warehouse operators to specific picking locations. This hands and eyes-free inventory management solution instructs team members in picking tasks.
An Overview of How Voice Picking Works
Instead of slowing down the picking process with any processes or procedures that require your warehouse operators to hit buttons or even glance down, VDW uses verbal instructions to direct the operator to a specific location. Your operator can even use a barcode scanner to confirm they are in the correct section and at the correct bin before the system uses a verbal command to provide the pick quantity. The operator then confirms the instructions orally.
Once the picking is completed, the system sends the operator to the next pick location, selecting the most efficient way to walk to the section and bin to minimize steps and increase efficiency.
If you are already familiar with the benefits an inventory management system like Scanco’s Warehouse for Sage 100 can give you, contact us online or call (330) 645-9959 to arrange your consultation with a Scanco Solutions Expert today.
Benefits of Voice Picking as Part of your Inventory Management Solution
Voice picking as part of your overall inventory management solution offers your business several benefits.
- Easy to Use
Since a VDW system uses plain language, it’s easy for your warehouse operators to learn. This option doesn’t require your team to read a lot of complicated material or learn data entry as part of the training process. After a brief training process, operators are ready to use the voice picking system on the warehouse floor.
A simpler picking process means less frustration for your employees. They will clearly understand where they are supposed to be in the warehouse and which items they are expected to pick for each order. This clarity leads to improved accuracy and higher customer satisfaction rates, as well as happier employees.
- Improved Accuracy
A voice picking system ensures that your warehouse operators have fewer distractions while on the warehouse floor. They receive clear instructions as to location and bin where they need to pick items, as well as the quantity required. The instructions are always verified before proceeding. With these checks in place, picking accuracy improves significantly.
- Accessible to Businesses of All Sizes
Using voice commands for picking isn’t a feature that is only available to large warehouse operations. This technology can be used by businesses of all sizes to make the picking process more streamlined.
You don’t have to invest in a separate inventory management system to get the benefits that voice picking can offer you. It comes standard as one of the features offered by Scanco Warehouse for Sage 100. This proven solution has the capability to run on iOS and Android hardware, and it’s programmed for speed and efficiency.
Scanco Warehouse for Sage 100 for your Business
The application also includes pre-built hardware profiles that can be configured within a few minutes. Everything about Scanco Warehouse for Sage 100 was developed with the end user in mind. The interface appeals to users immediately and it only takes a short time to train your team on the various features that come standard with Scanco Warehouse.
Along with voice picking, the app also includes live validation so you have a real-time connection to your database. This gives you the capability to confirm each item as it’s shipped or received from the warehouse. Accuracy will be the rule going forward with Scanco Warehouse for Sage 100.
To learn more about Scanco Warehouse for Sage 100 or our other inventory management solutions, contact us online or call (330) 645-9959 to arrange your consultation with a Scanco Solutions Expert today.