LifeWay Christian Resources was founded in 1891 with the purpose of creating and distributing bible study resources to local churches. Now, more than one hundred years later, LifeWay is one of the leading providers of biblical materials in the world, providing bibles, books, CDs and more to over 160 countries.
LifeWay runs their distribution out of a single 350,000 square foot distribution center (DC) in Lebanon, Tennessee, located about 30 miles outside of Nashville. This DC handles nearly 15,000 unique SKU’s, with more than 3,000 orders being fulfilled each day.
Purity Life Health Products, Canada’s leading distributor of natural health products, has chosen Vitech to help them complete their implementation of Vocollect Voice in their two distribution centers located in Acton, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia.
After learning about voice through case studies and videos, Purity began considering the potential for voice in their picking processes. “Purity Life Health Products is a great fit for voice, and we have every confidence that it will make a huge difference for their operation,” said Glen Theiss, Sales Director for Vitech.
Topics: Customer Announcement
Harbor Wholesale is a grocery and convenience store distributor servicing more than 2,900 convenience stores, grocery stores and restaurants across the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. From small, family-owned operations to large chains like Subway, Taco Time, and Skippers, Harbor supplies everything from produce and meat to cigarettes and other tobacco products. Harbor runs its operations out of two distribution centers (DCs) located in Lacey, Washington, and Roseburg, Oregon, which allow the organization to deliver more than 160,000 items picked each day.
With any technology implementation there are a list of things that will make or break a project. After completing hundreds of voice implementations, we have seen a few common mistakes that tend to hold back voice implementations – or bring them to an abrupt end. Read on to find out the five most common mistakes that are made when implementing voice, and what you can do to make sure you don’t make them.
Topics: Voice Comparision
Retail warehouses were originally created for one purpose: to get inventory to the storefront. With the rise of eCommerce and shopper expectations, warehouse operations are pressed to overcome a list of challenges that come with having an omnichannel supply chain. While these challenges are significant, many of them can be addressed by implementing the right technology solutions that provide you flexibility and visibility into your operation.
Penske Truck Leasing announced today that they have been utilizing Vocollect Voice since 2012 to complete maintenance process for the companies 266,000 vehicle fleet. Penske partnered with Vitech Business Group to create a voice-directed preventive maintenance solution that would reduce error rates and increase productivity, while increasing worker satisfaction for the inspection workers.
Patterson Companies, Inc. is a distributor of dental and animal health technology products and equipment, as well as a provider of marketing, support and logistics services. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, it serves both oral health and veterinary professionals located across North America and the United Kingdom.
Patterson fulfills roughly 92% of its orders on a same-day or next day basis to meet the needs of its veterinary and dental clinics. Since its customers don’t have their own warehouses, just-in-time shipping has become the norm to handle rising customer expectations and the demand for quick turnaround on all orders.
Before choosing voice, Patterson had been fulfilling more than 25,000 orders every day with paper documents and manual processes. They were having significant integration issues with customers and vendors, and struggling with batch management and accuracy.
We sat down with Glen Theiss, Sales Director for Vitech, to get a glimpse into what the future holds for voice and SAP. Theiss has worked with Vitech for 7 years, spearheading most of the nearly 20 implementations Vitech has completed into SAP sites.
Warehouses can be incredibly dangerous places, with a high number of people and machines all moving within the same area. There are also risks that are inherent to the tasks being completed, as the objects that are being picked may be heavy or cumbersome, putting employees at risk if they lift the items incorrectly. With voice, both of those issues can be alleviated, showing a significant advantage over picking with RF Scanners or Paper.
Topics: Voice Comparision