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What Is Voice Picking?

Voice picking is an effective tool for picking operations in warehouse & easy to learn. Voice picking eliminates the need to workers with RF scanners or paper by translating picking orders through a headset. Pick to voice system allows the employee to pick through the warehouse with their hands and eyes free, increase productivity, accuracy and safety, and reduce time of training & damages.

How Warehouse Voice Picking Works?

In a complex and high intensity warehouse where there are different picking areas that require pickers to be quick and accurate, a “pick to voice” or voice-directed system can be implemented to improve picking accuracy and the speed of the pick performed by the warehouse staff.

The voice picking system allows warehouse staff to focus on the picking process without any paperwork and having both hands free to perform the pick. The original voice picking systems were utilized where items were not bar-coded such as fresh produce, so a handheld scanner couldn’t be utilized.

The voice picking system can be utilizes speech recognition and speech synthesis to allow warehouse operators who are performing the picks to Speak with a Warehouse Management System (WMS).

The staff on the warehouse floor uses a headset and microphone get directions by voice, and verbally confirm their actions back to the system.

The warehouse operator will regularly read back the last 2 or 3 digits of the item they have picked so that the system framework can check the right item has been chosen.

The warehouse management system (WMS) will then give the operator to upcoming instruction based on the algorithm in the WMS system.


Benefits of Voice Picking System:

  • Increase in productivity: With the help of pick to vice system one can increase their business productivity more than 35%.
  • Increases accuracy: Pick to voice system will increases accuracy and security up to 85%by reducing the chance of a mispick caused by looking away from the picking area.
  • Safety & Damages: The picker can keeps their hands free all times, eliminating the potential for injuries or damages caused by lifting or cutting an item with a scanner product or paper piece in hand.
  • Reduces training time: Trainer can attend ones voice secession & create a voice template (which takes as little as 15 minutes), the entire work process is driven step-by-step through voice commands. This device reduces training time by 67%on average.