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The state of voice technology in warehousing today
Industrial Distribution
Voice technology has already been used in warehousing operations for several decades, but only recently has it really gained steam.

In July 2015, a Honeywell survey of hundreds of 263 distribution center IT decision makers at companies with at least 500 employees across the U.S., U.K., Germany and France showed that 87 percent of U.S. respondents plan to adopt voice direction — using wireless headsets to direct warehouse workers with voice commands — within the next five years. That figure was at 94 percent for Germany, 82 percent in the U.K. and 78 percent in France.


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