Today’s warehouse relies on a growing array of high technology solutions to achieve optimal results. The options can be bewildering at times – and there’s no shortage of vendors who proclaim their technology to be not only the best – but also the only way to go. That can lead to a dangerous myopia.
For example, we’ve been hearing lately about the “voice-centric warehouse.” This phrase is being promoted by – surprise! – a voice hardware company. While this view may be more egocentric than anything else, it does bring up a useful point to consider.
At Voxware, our business happens to be delivering voice software solutions, but we believe that the best warehouses are “velocity-centric” as opposed to voice-centric. That’s because – as much as we’d like to convince ourselves and you that every warehouse task should be voice-directed, in reality the best solution is often achieved by a skilful combination of technologies.