Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Speech Recognition and Voice Directed Warehousing

Voice-directed warehousing (VDW) refers to the utilization of the voice direction and speech recognition in distribution centers and warehouses . VDW has been being used since the late 1990s, and its use is expected to increase rapidly over the next five years  because of advances in engineering and reducing expenses for the voice regulated programming and for the portable machines on which it runs.

Voice directed warehouse applications are a demonstrated answer for enhancing circulation effectively in commercial enterprises extending from basic supply and foodservice distribution to fashion and grocery supply. A warehouse voice application joins a voice-coordinated work process and forms a framework which gives signals directing users on what to do. With speech recognition technology that comprehends a users spoken responses. Voice applications flawlessly coordinate with other warehouse systems to empower hand and eye coordination operations that drive new levels of profit and  other distribution center assignments.

With the use of voice technology workers are listening to orders from WMS (Warehouse Management System) and confirm execution with the use of speech. Voice directed work is especially suited for time-consuming operations like order picking. With the use of voice directed order picking we can expect increase of productivity for up to 20 %. Since there is no information passed by means of console or scanner, the worker does not need to interact with terminal screen and handle with it. He has free hands and eyes which empower him to work quicker and precisely. Due to voice correspondence the work comfort is more. Voice guided work is likewise suitable for work in unique conditions (chilly stockpiling and coolers) where writing with fingers on terminal console is hard or even impossible.

Indeed with an initial enrollment process of five minutes, distribution centers using this new technology save 20 minutes or more in preparing every user, accomplish high precision levels quickly over all clients (actually difficult clients), and eliminate the need to re-prepare in the wake of getting settled with the framework. 

A distribution center or warehouse with just 24 users realizes that every 20 minute time saving equals one eight-hour work day. Perhaps more importantly, with industry-best recognition rates, users express confidence in the system from day one and concentrate on job performance rather than technology.



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