Clothing & Apparel

Clothing & Apparel is a fast moving sector with products that have shorter lifecycles. The imperative is to get new ranges into stores on time with a high level of order accuracy. The ability to achieve this task in a climate of intense competition and higher labor costs is a challenge. Vocollect Voice is well placed to meet the demands of the industry.

A Selection of Vocollect Clothing and Apparel Customers

Industry - Clothing & Apparel

Business Challenges

Maximizing Order Accuracy
In an industry where the mix of an order is linked to size/color/sku the ability to generate an error is high and the risk needs to be minimised. Vocollect customers often achieve order accuracy in excess of 99.99%.

Reduce Operation and Labor Costs
We make your workers more productive than they can be through alternative picking methods – and Vocollect Voice requires a significantly lower investment to implement than lights, carousels or A-Frame solutions.  Our management software provides key visibility into individual worker productivity and inventory.

Serve a Diverse Customer Base with Varying Requirements and Specifications
With Vocollect, you can standardize your operations on one picking methodology to fulfill all orders – regardless of order composition – thus simplifying your operations management and reducing overall cost.

Achieve Correct Data Capture
Vocollect will help your workers capture bar-coded data effectively. The ability to link the product to barcode and product description recall provides an opportunity to build in accuracy. Count back functionality allows the picker to correctly count multiple items of stock with similar characteristics. Assets can be tracked for totes and cages to ensure they are correctly allocated with an order and controlled.

Improved Supply Chain Agility
Task management optimization allows the supply chain to react quickly to resolve inventory issues for recalls or to adjust the order well for items being dispatched. This allows problems to be minimized within the chain. Growth and scalability can be quickly supported by voice with new workers trained in minimal time and productive.

Protect Your Investment
Vocollect customers typically report achieving a full payback from their voice investment in nine to 12 months. Some achieve ROI as quickly as six months.

Customer Quotes

"I made a promise to our CEO that any purchase order that came through the dock by 10 AM would be loaded onto the trucks and shipped to the stores the same day. Vocollect Voice helps us achieve this, and, it gives me confidence that we can hit that goal every day because we’re more productive across the board."

"With Vocollect, productivity increased by 35% in put-to-store applications and by 15% in order selection. We also reduced operating costs, because the Vocollect Talkman mobile device is more durable."

"I can’t overstate the importance of a quick and accurate shipping system in variety retailing. With Vocollect Voice, our stores can maintain an ‘in-stock’ position for customers while reducing the costs and headaches associated with picking errors. Furthermore, voice technology has streamlined operations at our warehouses, increased the production of our staff, and reduced printing costs and waste."