Voice systems are a technology that is complementary to popular solutions used in warehouse, such as barcodes or RFID. They can simplify and accelerate warehouse operations, where time ratio of data processing (data reading and entering) to productive time (physical implementation of the task) is high.
Such situation happens with e.g. picking. That is why voice systems are mostly used in this process (42% of systems), and they are referred to as pick-by-voice systems.
The advantages of voice technology in comparison to traditional methods can be also seen in other processes , such as restocking, transfer or even entry. There are warehouses where voice systems are the only solution, but there are some where voice systems are used only in chosen areas, while other operations are conducted traditionally. It is worth remembering to conduct a meticulous and thorough ROI analysis and take it into account when deciding which technology and in which processes will bring most benefits. Thanks to its advantages (error reduction and productivity increase), voice systems allow to gain significant savings of time and assets in chosen logistic processes. High efficiency of the system guarantees fast return of investment.