Accuracy and Productivity, Delivered

Businesses today face unrelenting pressures to reduce operating costs, better manage the workforce and deliver perfect customer service. Senior managers are looking for end-to-end workforce operational improvements.

Honeywell connected solutions for order fulfillment can re-engineer your DC picking/fulfillment processes to deliver the next generation of business results.

Optimize Your Picking Workflows with Vocollect™ Voice

Vocollect voice solutions have become a catalyst in re-engineering picking processes and systems to deliver the next generation of business results. Vocollect voice is the leading voice technology solution for operational excellence. In fact, nearly one million mobile workers use it every day.

Why have our solutions become so popular? The answer is simple: Vocollect solutions deliver quantifiable worker productivity and accuracy gains plus an elegant and flexible implementation approach to achieve improved business processes quickly.

From a business perspective, our solutions have become so attractive because the investment typically has a payback in just 9 to 12 months. And mobile workers appreciate being equipped for success – a boost for worker retention.

On average, Vocollect voice improves productivity 10% to 25%. It’s no wonder why its adoption continues to gain popularity throughout the distribution center.

Vocollect Voice in Action: Picking Workflows

Case picking
Make your mobile workers performing case picking even more productive with Vocollect voice. With their eyes focused on what’s ahead of them instead of looking at a screen you’ll probably also see a reduction in accidents.

Piece picking
Piece picking mobile workers excel with Vocollect voice. You can expect up to a 25% improvement in productivity because both hands are free and voice commands streamline exception processing.

Pick to tote
Pick-to-tote roller feed operations are natural environments in which to use voice. You’ll see 15% gains in your piece pick per hour performance results and gain valuable insights into individual worker performance.

Gravity feed piece picking
Workers performing piece picking in gravity feed environments see immediate improvements with voice, with support for workers moving across zones in larger multi-zone layouts and reduced travel time with batch picking.

Batch picking
Picking multiple orders with Vocollect voice using pull carts greatly reduces your total travel time. It also provides exceptional gains in worker throughput.

Catch weights
Whether you call it catch-weight or random weight, Vocollect voice lets you capture the exact packaging unit weight during the picking process. And that ensures boxes are properly priced by weight unit (lbs or kgs) without having to weigh the orders.

Trolley/pull cart picking
Vocollect voice excels at supporting pull trolley cages and delivering exceptional performance gains – all while offering workers the comfort of Vocollect’s leading wired or wireless headsets optimized for the DC.

Line loading
Voice enabling your line loading activities is a quick way to improve worker productivity. Workers can build pallets and process customized instructions more effectively using voice than other technology options.

Connected Solutions with Scanners, Printers and Wearable Components

Beyond Vocollect voice, Honeywell offers handheld and wearable computers for order fulfillment workflows.

For the packing process, pairing a fixed smart printer and media with a scanner loaded with MDI software provides a total solution. The smart printer can actually host the shipping/manifesting software thus eliminating the need for costly and space consuming monitors and keyboards.

The printer drives the process and prints destination labels for the outbound packages. Paired with the scanner, the printer gives the packer the ability to scan items, follow the packing instructions, and print the label – and thus complete the pack operation and send the finished carton to shipping.

You can also use the scanner to scan (or “image”) any paperwork and distribute it electronically. That’s faster and easier than using the typical flatbed scanners sometimes deployed at packing stations, taking up additional space.

Our printing and media capabilities also enable you to create a single combined packing list/destination label to apply to the outbound carton. This eliminates the need, cost and unproductive time of having to print paper packing lists and enclose them in self-adhering envelopes to the carton.

Find out more about how your DC can benefit from a connected solution for order fulfillment and picking processes from Honeywell. Contact us today.

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