Winter storms aren’t the only thing in the air these days – there’s also the looming issue of labor shortages. Part of the problem is that no one seems to know how long or when the labor shortages will begin to clear up, with some experts suggesting that this might be a chronic issue for years to come, if the labor market ever recovers at all. With all the uncertainty, it’s more important now than ever before to make investments that will help your warehouse or distribution center react to labor market fluctuations without disrupting business. So, how can Mountain Leverage voice solutions help you do that?
In a busy distribution or fulfillment center, time is money. Every fraction of a second you can shave off of completing an order saves your organization money by improving labor efficiency and customer satisfaction. If your workers need to scan during their picking process, they probably consume valuable seconds per pick trying to get close enough to the barcode to scan it fully.
A common question we get asked is about the difference between personal or consumer voice assistants like Alexa, Siri, Google Voice, Cortana, etc. and our industrial voice systems. After all, most people, especially younger generations in the workforce, are already familiar with personal voice assistants. We use Alexa to order things from Amazon, Siri to pull up directions, and Google Voice to search the web. However, these personal voice assistants don’t always work as well as we might like. Here are four of the most common complaints about personal voice assistants:
“My priority is making sure you’re utilizing your products and services to the fullest extent and getting the absolute best value out of working with us,” Jaime says.
Recently, a security researcher identified a number of major software vulnerabilities with the potential to cause serious harm to VMware users. Knowing our customers and partners rely on many programs and systems, the Mountain Leverage technical support team is here to help answer your data security questions.
If you’re considering implementing voice technology in your warehouse, you might be wondering how difficult it is for workers to make the switch. This makes perfect sense, as lost productivity from a new system hurts the bottom line and pushes back the return on investment. Fortunately, Mountain Leverage voice solutions offer three significant advantages over both traditional picking methods and other voice providers.
Automated. User-friendly. Efficient. These are probably just a few of the buzzwords you’ve heard floating around about robotics.
Earlier in the year, many pundits talked about a steep decline in retail eComm activity following the massive growth during the pandemic years. But that isn’t what’s happening now. The headline: Online retail sales growth may have slowed compared to…
Let’s get straight to the point: warehouse and distribution center safety is extremely important because unsafe work environments slow down operations, create labor issues, and hit the bottom line directly.
Many warehouses and DCs use traditional handheld devices for picking operations. However, it might surprise you to know that handhelds aren’t the safest or most productive way to run a warehouse.
Fuel prices go up and down all the time, sure. But with diesel well on its way to six dollars per gallon or more, businesses everywhere are facing unprecedented costs. Unless you deliver local newspapers via bicycle, you’re stuck relying on trucks to keep the supply chain moving and your products coming in and out of the door. Along with rising inflation and difficulty sourcing goods from around the world, everyone is looking for ways to cut costs. Where to start?
Honoring Sacrifice: Reflecting On Memorial Day With Veteran and Mountain Leverage CEO and Founder Alex Reneman With Memorial Day just around the corner, we sat down with veteran and Mountain Leverage Founder and CEO Alex Reneman to hear his reflections…
Let’s face it: warehouse management systems (WMS) are great, but they can’t do everything. One thing WMS are most suited to is managing inventory. After all, it’s important to know how many of a given product you have in your warehouse so you know when to order more. If you’re a larger warehouse, you also likely have product in multiple locations: in longer-term (bulk/overflow) inventory storage, and on the more accessible picking floor, where workers can grab the product to fulfill orders. When product runs out on the picking floor, it’s important to get inventory replenished as soon as possible. Keeping things moving through the loading dock and into inventory is equally important. In a recent project with a pool supply company, Mountain Leverage addressed the challenge of making sure WMS data remains accurate while keeping put away and replenishment processes as quick and efficient as possible.
Nobody wants to start their day with a call from IT, but not getting a call at all and finding out there’s a server problem impacting workflow is even worse. If you’re like most companies that use voice picking systems, you probably manage your work server yourself via a virtual machine. Having the server close to home is helpful for many reasons, but it can sometimes be a hassle as well. What should you do when you get that dreaded call from IT, or when something breaks?
The pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have at least one thing in common; they’re wreaking havoc on the global supply chain. Between rising inflation, labor shortages, and the inability of production to keep up with commodity demand, it can feel like a terrible time to be in an industry that relies heavily on the global supply chain. What can the pandemic and Russo-Ukrainian War tell us about where the supply chain is headed and more importantly, how can we be prepared to rise to the challenge?
How Multilingual Voice Picking Saved a DC’s Peak Season During a Labor Shortage THE PROBLEM: LABOR SCARCITY Labor shortages have challenged distribution centers globally in the last several years and became part of a larger problem last year when Covid-19…
When picking errors are on the rise, customer satisfaction is dropping, and employee safety is in question, it may be time to reconsider your picking technology. If you’re taking up your employees’ hands and focus by making them carry around…
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Warehouse picking key performance indicators can tell you what’s holding you back from peak performance, whether it’s a sluggish workflow that’s consuming time, employees who need more support, or a trouble spot where mistakes commonly occur.