Voice Picking Solutions Market to See Robust Growth Through 2025
The global voice picking solutions market will reach $2.9 billion by 2025, growing at a compound annual rate of 15.3 percent, according to new data from KBV Research.
With voice picking, warehouse workers wear industrial microphone headsets connected to mobile devices that run a voice application. The voice application tells pickers where they have to go and what they have to do. It could, for example, tell the person to go to a particular location within the warehouse and which item to pull from the shelves. The pickers speak into the microphone to confirm their work.
Voice picking applications require speech recognition software that understands and interprets the spoken responses of the order pickers.
The expected growth of voice picking comes as the distribution industry is undergoing a strong need to improve employee productivity and warehouse performance.
Retail is the most promising market for voice-directed warehouse solutions to minimize training time, improve customer satisfaction, and provide a higher return on investment, according to the research.
The KBV report lists Siemens, Honeywell and Panasonic (Zetes Industries) as the forerunners in the voice picking solutions market, with other competitors including Toyota, Kion Group, Ehrhardt + Partner Solutions, Ivanti, Lucas Systems, Korber, Voxware, and Zebra Technologies.