'The Talking Warehouse’ e-book
discusses voice-centric distribution
Dec 2, 2010 7:00 AM
Vocollect Inc is offering its new e-book, The Talking Warehouse: Unleashing Higher Business Performance in Product Distribution through Voice, and the availability of its first chapter, also called “The Talking Warehouse.”
Written by Roger Byford, co-founder and chief technology officer of Vocollect, and David Maloney, senior editor of DC Velocity magazine, the e-book chapters will provide insight to logistics and IT executives and managers who want to learn how voice can help them solve key business challenges. These include growth, cost reduction, traceability, expanding regulatory needs, product mix changes, and seasonality.
The first chapter focuses on the history of voice and the early years of its use in distribution circles—a technology application Vocollect pioneered—and the potential voice has for improving logistics and distribution operations. Future chapters, released periodically over the next two years, will cover such topics as:
•Demystifying Voice in the Warehouse—Reveals how voice-directed workflows work, how industrial applications for speech recognition differ from consumer applications, different approaches to industrial speech recognition and their pros and cons, and the tangible business value of good speech recognition in voice.
•Solving Warehouse Challenges Using Voice—Examines common strategic business challenges and how voice addresses them.
•Implementing the Voice-Centric Warehouse—Highlights the use of voice for many distribution workflows beyond picking/selection and examines experiences of different companies in applying voice for multiple workflows.
•Identifying Operational Improvement Opportunities with Voice—Covers how to quantify the business opportunity with voice, identifying inefficiencies and improvement opportunities, in order to build a business case for investment.
•Maximizing Your WMS/ERP Investment with Voice—Looks at integration options for voice systems and ways to gain the most payback from a voice system.
•Evaluating Voice Against Other Technology Options
•Selecting a Voice Solution: What to Look For, What to Ask For
•Implementing and Sustaining a Successful Voice Deployment
•The Future of Voice—Examines what a variety of industry influencers and practitioners have to say about the future of voice across the global supply chain.
Chapter 1, “The Talking Warehouse,” is published in American and anglicized English, French, German, Italian, Latin Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, and is available at no cost as a download from www.vocollect.com.
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