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By monitoring workforce and equipment activities, you can plan and respond in a timely manner.

Regular forklift service is understood after a certain number of hours of operation, do you know the efficiency of your equipment?

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We don’t have WMS can we implement voice?2019-12-25T20:56:30+01:00

VoiceXtreme use voice technology which is the simplest, easiest and most natural way of communication between the host system and the operator.

If you don’t have WMS but you have ERP or some stock counting software VoiceXtreme can be implement and boost your warehouse operations with own staging/planing module for waving, operator route optimization, stock/article location control and more other warehouse functions.

WMS is not mandatory for VoiceXtreme and voice technology.

One-third of facilities have not implemented a warehouse management systems (WMS), according to a survey of 549 industry professionals from the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC)

How easy is it for workers to get used to it?2019-12-25T20:58:55+01:00

Most workers are enthusiastic and get used to it very quickly. It is usually quicker to train a new order picker in voice directed picking than paper-based or RF picking.

Off course some workers will have problem with voice technology as some also have with paper or terminal because of poor eyesight.

Can you help me calculate my Return on Investment (ROI)?2019-12-25T21:05:16+01:00

Yes, we will ask you a few questions about your current operation and help you calculate an ROI for the system. Alternatively, we can provide tools that you can calculate ROI.

But must say that real ROI is hard to calculate if some of the process is changed, if we say that you will never need to use cycle counting operations because we will infiltrate in picking or some other process you will have stock as is and you don’t need to perform cycle counting for whole warehouse.

What is the ROI?2019-12-25T21:05:38+01:00

If you operate more than one picking shift then the costs are shared across picking shifts and payback can be achieved in as little as 6 months. If you operate a single picking shift, then a payback of one year is more realistic.

Should your warehouse aim for 100% order picking accuracy?2019-12-25T20:59:14+01:00

Given enough time and enough money, you could achieve 100% accuracy, but should you?
It’s all about relative costs and benefits. What does an incorrect order cost? What would it cost to completely remove all errors from your order picking operation? What do you give up to pursue this goal?
If you don’t already know the cost of a mis-pick, you probably should, and that number should include all the relevant costs.
Every operation should pursue 100% accuracy, but the reality is, no one can hit that number for an extended period of time. Most companies focus on a “high bar” number, but that number isn’t 100%. What you’re looking for is the net benefit of your current accuracy rate vs. the net benefit of adding people, technology, and processes to boost your accuracy. You must measure all the costs and benefits of such a program. Does it involve more quality control people? WMS or other technology investments? Automated equipment? Thoroughly analyze the additional costs vs. the overall benefits before you undertake any process to increase accuracy.

What other benefits will I get?2019-12-25T20:58:19+01:00

Eliminating paper picking labels brings a significant cost saving in the cost of the paper alone.

The real time radio communication enables real time stock updating. This in turn allows the triggering of letdowns to replenish picking faces, streamlining warehouse management by optimising the use of fork lift trucks and preventing re-picks or waiting time due to empty picking faces. Cycle counting can built in to the replenishment (letdown) task, improving the efficiency of the stock checking process. The improved accuracy of stock recording leads to improved service level and less time spent investigating stock discrepancies

Safety is improved as the hands free and eyes free operation leads to fewer accidents. Eliminating paper also leads to less waste paper or label backing sheets, resulting in a cleaner, tidier and safer warehouse.

The training time for new pickers is reduced by the use of voice, as a voice directed task is easier to learn than interpreting a paper task. Training time can often be reduced by as much as half.

Of course most important point is also ergonomic of work, cost of maintaining the equipment which falls dramatically an workers satisfaction in work.

What productivity gains can I expect?2019-12-14T01:25:28+01:00

Warehouse picking productivity with voice technology usually improves by 10% to 20% because the hands free and eyes free operation speeds up picking, and trips back to the assignment desk are eliminated. Administrative productivity is improved because the work of printing and distributing picking lists or labels is eliminated, as is the task of keying picking confirmations, picking amendments and catchweights into the WMS.

With changed and connected process (workflows) you can gain more productivity.

How much cost error?2019-12-14T01:22:04+01:00

Mis-picked orders, any number of them, are expensive. Incorrect orders are expensive to re-pick. They’re expensive to return and restock. Shipping cost are lost both directions. Most importantly, mistakes are expensive because they can cost you customers.

Some factors in cost-per-error calculations

  • The cost of a lost or disgruntled customer
  • The cost of re-shipping incorrect orders
  • Returns or rework costs
  • Administrative costs
  • Additional handling costs
  • Additional shipping costs

We can help you to calculate cost of error, fill free to contact us.

What are accuracy improvements can I expect?2019-12-14T01:18:38+01:00

Improvements in order picking accuracy are dramatic, and accuracy of 99.9% (one error per thousand picks), and often much better, is usually achieved. The improvements that you obtain will depend on your current method of order picking, but if you are moving from a paper-based system to voice directed picking, picking errors are usually reduced by between 80% and 90%.

Can I use my existing RF network?2019-12-25T21:00:27+01:00

Provided your network is 802.11a,b.g or n compliant, it is likely you can use the existing network. It will be necessary to conduct an RF survey to check RF coverage in the warehouse because the radio reception of a belt worn unit can differ from that of hand held or truck mounted terminals.

Is the voice transmitted over the RF network?2019-12-25T21:01:08+01:00

No, speech synthesis and speech recognition is carried out on the Talkman unit, and only data is transmitted over the RF network. If voice were transmitted over the network, the bandwidth would restrict the number of users and high performance voice servers would be required. Because the Talkman system transmits only data and not voice, it does not suffer from these limitations.

How does a picker confirm proper pick location and what he has picked?2019-12-14T01:12:59+01:00

We design system with rotating control numbers, control numbers is randomly asked based on colour and on that way operator cannot remember number. Also for some articles the picker can read back the last 2 or 3 digits of the barcode so that the system can check the correct item has been picked. The picker does not have to read back the entire barcode.

Picked quantity operator confirm by spelling picked quantity.

What is voice technology?2019-01-17T08:46:55+01:00

Voice technology, as used in the warehouse, involves the use of a wearable computer with a headset and microphone so that warehouse operatives receive instructions by voice and verbally confirm their actions back to the system. The wearable computer communicates with the Warehouse Management System (WMS) via a radio frequency (RF) local area network (LAN).

Where can I use it for?2019-01-17T08:44:33+01:00

The most common application is Voice Picking of customer orders, where improved accuracy and productivity offer a fast payback, but voice can fit in any warehouse prcoess
also enables you to use it for Goods Received, Pallet Put-away, Replanish, Moving, Final control and Stock Checking.

Except warehouse operations voice is used in retatil, maintenance and inspection, in production or in any other operations where you need to confirm or hear some instructions.

 

Does it work in a noisy environment ?2019-01-17T08:40:16+01:00

Yes, the Talkman terminal uses Vocollect’s next-generation speech recognizer, BlueStreakâ„¢, which was specifically designed for noisy warehouse and industrial environments. BlueStreak easily accepts long, rapidly-spoken digits, as well as single words, with precision and accuracy, while filtering out and rejecting intermittent and background noise.

Headset has microphones for speech and for noise, before starting of work operator perform noise sample.

Can i use in the freezer?2019-01-17T08:38:24+01:00

Yes, voice technology is ideal for use in the freezer, and the hands free operation offers even greater productivity improvements as gloves hamper the use of paper or radio data terminals. The Talkman  terminal instead other mobile devices operates in temperatures down to minus 29°C.

Battery is performed to work whole shift in cold conditions.

What’s the difference between speaker dependent and speaker independent voice recognition?2019-01-17T08:36:44+01:00

Talkman uses speaker-dependent voice technology. Speaker-dependent systems require each user to train the system for his or her individual speech pattern, dialect, or language. Voice training takes only fifteen to thirty minutes per Talkman user depend of functions which worker will perform. Training allows the system to be much more accurate and robust in an industrial environment where there is a wide range of accents, dialects, and languages, and much extraneous noise.

Speaker independent technology is designed to match the speaker’s voice to previously created, generic voice patterns, and is less suitable for the warehouse environment.

Generally speaking the system teaches your speech.

What happens if a user is out of range of an RF access point?2019-01-17T08:35:17+01:00

The Talkman terminal has onboard intelligence and can continue to operate out of RF coverage, but the functions available will depend on the application. During order picking the entire order is downloaded into the terminal so that a picker would not normally notice a break in RF coverage. However, in some exceptional circumstances the Talkman will need to communicate with the server, in which case the application waits until the unit is within RF range again.

Other case is full real time work and in that case operater will be inform that must move in better radio coverage area.

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