Infotech Lead America: Jordano’s, a California foodservice and beverage organization, has achieved 93 percent reduction in order errors (up to 99.995 percent picking accuracy) and a 19 percent worker productivity improvement, after deploying Vocollect Voice in its Foodservice Division.
Vocollect is a business unit of Intermec and a provider of voice-enabled solutions for mobile workers.
Jordano’s Foodservice Division processes around 14,000 SKUs six days per week across three shifts in its 100,000 square foot distribution center, servicing close to 800 stores in Central and Southern California. The operation deploys Vocollect Voice for case- and pallet-picking as part of a Warehouse Management System (WMS) from BFC Associates.
“Vocollect Voice helps us save tens of thousands of dollars each year. Additionally, while our worker productivity was already good, we were able to achieve an additional 19 percent productivity improvement,” said Dennis Merchant, director of Operations, Jordano’s Foodservice Division.
Like every food business, Jordano’s have to address the increasing number of government regulations for food safety and traceability, such as those emanating from the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). With the accurate order-tracking that the BFC/Vocollect solution provides, Jordano’s can pinpoint who picked what order, in what quantity, at what time and date, and where the worker was stationed at the time the order was fulfilled.
Impact from the Vocollect Voice deployment:
93 percent reduction in order errors (up to 99.995 picking accuracy), saving tens of thousands of dollars annually
19 percent productivity improvement
Training time reduced by 50 percent
Number of pickers reduced from 34 with paper to 24 with voice
Strong worker satisfaction
Enhanced customer satisfaction from more accurate orders
Improved ability for order traceability and meeting regulatory requirements
ROI in less than 12 months
Marc Osgoodby, vice president – Americas, Vocollect, said: “The company’s improvement in order accuracy has had a strong impact on overall customer satisfaction. Our goal at Vocollect is to help our customers run a better business – through optimizing their operations, making improved business decisions, and providing a premier experience for workers.”