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?
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: 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.
Pick / walk directions
Additional pick info
Info on next step / pick
Impact on current processes
Flexibility / adapt to changes
Supports multiple pick types
Ease of integration (WMS / ERP)
Productivity increase over RF / Paper
Productivity in high density pick zone
Accuracy, reduction in errors
Ability to correct errors
Durability of hardware
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.