Motorola's Voice-Directed Solution Targets Warehousing

— July 15, 2014

An enhanced voice-directed solution, TekSpeech Pro from Motorola Solutions, aims to improve the productivity and efficiency of mobile workers in warehouses, distribution centers and other logistics environments.

The tool includes a zero-training speaker-independent speech recognition engine and a flexible architecture that enables companies and channel partners to design an end-to-end supply chain solution that meets their specific business needs with a wide selection of mobile computers.

Optimized for Warehousing
Picking and replenishment processes account for up to 70% of operating costs in a warehouse and remain a priority for warehouse professionals to address with  tech solutions that help reduce order fulfillment costs and increase worker productivity.

According to Motorola Solutions' Future of Warehousing Survey, picking and replenishment solutions during the next five years will see a significant shift (142% increase) toward true multi-modal operation and workflows.

The solution is suited for warehouse management applications such as: picking, packing, receiving, cross-docking, put-away, replenishment, loading and quality inspection. It enables hands-free mobile workers to focus on the task at hand—which increases productivity, reduces errors and improves customer service.

Voice-Directed Features
TekSpeech Pro provides recognition accuracy and requires no speaker training—providing for fast and easy deployments. Users can speak naturally regardless of accent or speed of speech.

The platform can be tailored to meet partner and customer needs easily with a rich set of tools that allow users to customize their application, seamlessly integrate into warehouse management systems (WMS) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and analyze voice-directed processes to improve workflows.

With a wide range of multi-modal devices and accessories, the company enables a natural and efficient communication environment that allows users to interact through multiple modes of speech, scan, touchscreen, and keyboard input.

"The real driver behind our business is technology and we have relied on our voice system for production and order preparation operations since 2006. Hardis and Motorola Solutions were able to rapidly deploy and implement the TekSpeech Pro solution during our pilot and the speech recognition system exceeded performance expectations. The production operators that utilized the solution were able to save significant time and maintain their productivity because they did not need to repeat their orders to their wearable mobile computers," stated Laurent Rouly, logistics director, RETIF.


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