International Business and Logistics Management

International Business and Logistics Management articles and cases

Monday, April 10, 2006

As the Logistics field becomes more important each day for companies, new technologies are developed to gain efficiency and reduce costs; one of the latest advances hit the bottom line operations.

The company Kiva has developed a picking system that works using the voice of the employees. Now the employee has the eyes and hands free for the picking. No computer screens or paper lists are necessary now for the picking since the computer tells the worker were to go when the employee asks for tasks, until the order is complete. Quoting Kiva a company using this system will improve productivity from 30% to 50% with a low investment.


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