In a move that it describes as “opening up the market through innovation”, technology services company Renovotec has developed a system that makes voice technology affordable for companies with small and medium warehouse operations. Renovotec’s lower-cost-of-entry, ‘Renovotec Voice Manager’ packaged solution – the first ‘Renovotec Voice’ branded product – is being launched as an alternative to the high-cost, bespoke voice applications that are often a barrier to entry for smaller warehouse operators. An out-of-the-box system with pre-loaded, packaged software, it voice-enables all core warehouse workflows including picking, put-away, stock checking, movement, loading and order checking. The system runs on Vocollect hardware and uses a task-driven engine, for which Renovotec claims a first-to-market. The launch follows a period of user beta testing.
“Our rapid application development environment, task processing engine and one-stop, packaged system will transform the industry by allowing many more companies to deploy voice technology throughout the warehouse, affordably” says Renovotec director Lance Bennett.
Voice technology addresses the industry’s two greatest problems, operational efficiency and customer service accuracy*, as it achieves up to 25% higher productivity than paper or scanning, and near-100% accuracy. ROI for voice is typically less than 12 months.
*Source: global survey of 375 transport and logistics managers conducted by independent research company Vanson Bourne, commissioned by Intermec/Honeywell.