Picking Technologies – Voice vs Vision?

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As Pick Technologies evolve and gradually replace traditional RF scanners, how does one choose the appropriate technology for their warehouse operations? Is Vision picking better than Voice picking?

What criteria can help with the evaluation required to make this decision?

PICK TECHNOLOGIES

voice picking

Voice picking: spoken instructions heard audibly from headphones, directing the worker to pick locations and items one by one. Can be standalone or integrated to a WMS.

vision picking

Vision picking: visual instructions seen through Augmented Reality smart glasses showing intuitive, easy-to-follow steps to pick locations for each step or pick. Can be standalone or integrated to a WMS.

TECHNOLOGY COMPARISON

Criteria
Voice
Vision
Hands free
Minimal training
Pick / walk directions
Additional pick info
Info on next step / pick
Ergonomics
Impact on current processes
Low
Low
Task interleaving
Flexibility / adapt to changes
Supports multiple pick types
Ease of integration (WMS / ERP)
Productivity increase over RF / Paper
High
High
Productivity in high density pick zone
Accuracy, reduction in errors
Ability to correct errors
Durability of hardware
Maintenance

THE BEST TECHNOLOGY FOR YOUR OPERATION?

  • There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution, it depends on how the warehouse is organised, nature of the business and the products being dispatched
  • All technologies must be evaluated before making a decision. A selection could be based on the estimated productivity gains, ease of training, time for implementation, error reduction, ease of integration, cost etc.

To learn how to select the right technology for your operation or for support on implementation, contact our expert consulting team on our Contact Us page or email enquiries@box-logic.co.uk

Voice vs Vision comparative infographic

INSIGHTS

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