GIANT EAGLE IMPLEMENTS VOICE-AIDED ORDER PICKING

PITTSBURGH -- Officials at Giant Eagle here said they are anticipating a chainwide rollout of a state-of-the-art, voice-activated, hands-free order picking system.Larry Baldauf, senior vice president of distribution and logistics, Giant Eagle, told SN the chain began using the belt-worn Talkman T2 by Vocollect, also here, seven weeks ago at its Harmony, Pa., warehouse.He said the chain was so pleased

PITTSBURGH -- Officials at Giant Eagle here said they are anticipating a chainwide rollout of a state-of-the-art, voice-activated, hands-free order picking system.

Larry Baldauf, senior vice president of distribution and logistics, Giant Eagle, told SN the chain began using the belt-worn Talkman T2 by Vocollect, also here, seven weeks ago at its Harmony, Pa., warehouse.

He said the chain was so pleased with the results that it now plans to speed up implementation of the system

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