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Having a Voice (Solution) In Your Future

September 14, 2010
Voice-directed warehousing activities have come a long way since they were first introduced. The biggest physical benefit that generally comes to mind is the ability to remove distractions such as scanning guns and pick lists, freeing both of the operator’s hands to perform work. A significant financial benefit , however, is the short amount of time in which a new operator can come up to productive speed using a properly deployed system. Still, voice technology seems to be a tough sell, even in some of the most ideal applications where documented payback is often less than 12 months.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About AS/RS, But Were Afraid to Ask...

August 05, 2009
Since the introduction of AS/R systems in the United States, the technology has evolved in a number of directions that has resulted in greater capability, and a large diversity in the rules for its application. Needless to say, in the last 40 years or so, these systems have become both Hero and Villain to the enterprises they have served. Success and horror stories are constantly referenced, and depending on which end of the spectrum your counsel is from, you may be influenced to make a decision focused on the wrong issues or for the wrong reasons...
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