Odom Increases Capabilities and Lowers TCO with Intermec CK3 and Vocollect Voice®EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intermec Technologies (NYSE: IN) today announced that the leading Alaska and Pacific Northwest beverage distributor The Odom Corporation has deployed the Intermec CK3 mobile computer featuring Vocollect Voice®. The solution enhances operational efficiencies, inventory accuracy, worker productivity, and reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO) of the mobile systems in Odom's warehouse.
"Odom sells over 1,700,000 cases of varied products each month and processes an average of 4,500 orders a day. We needed a reliable, flexible solution that would mitigate errors and enable us to increase the volume of orders fulfilled," said Julie Taylor, manager of Mobile Systems, The Odom Corporation. "Intermec was the clear choice because of the durability, speed, and robust feature set of their devices and partner solutions that decrease our hardware costs while increasing mobile workers' capabilities."
During the day, Odom uses the CK3 in tandem with the Retalix Power Warehouse WMS to replenish and check inventory. Using the CK3's EX25 Near/Far 2D Imager Engine - the market's first barcode scan engine with integrated near/far area imaging technology - Odom mobile workers are able to read 1D and 2D barcodes, omni-directionally up to 50 feet away. The EX25 greatly increases image quality and scanning speeds, and as a result, Odom's operational efficiencies.
At night, Odom uses Vocollect Voice® software running on the CK3 with Vocollect headsets to load trucks. Using the two-way voice application, which is supported by the CK3's 802.11a/b/g radio, mobile workers can operate the CK3 in "hands free" mode - improving productivity, safety, accuracy and operational efficiency. This capability empowers Odom to consolidate the multiple devices used with the previous solutions into a single device, significantly reducing TCO.
The Intermec CK3 mobile computer is ideal for rugged environments, providing future investment protection by delivering high performance for critical mainline applications along with the flexibility to easily add capabilities like voice/speech, on-demand mobile label and receipt printing, and RFID.
Vocollect Voice® transforms the Intermec CK3 into a voice-directed, hands-free system, providing users with highly efficient and intuitive voice commands and input. Vocollect's industry-leading voice systems have been specifically developed to run on rugged mobile computers like the CK3 and to perform optimally in noisy distribution center/warehouse environments.
"Customers across various verticals - like retail, consumer goods, healthcare and manufacturing - have deployed and leveraged the CK3's scanning, voice, wireless communication and data collection capabilities to best match their various operational tasks," said Earl Thompson, senior vice president & general manager of the Intermec Mobile Solutions Business Unit. "The combination of the CK3 with Vocollect Voice software truly results in a flexible solution that excels in warehouse environments and delivers the bottom-line benefits that companies are looking for in today's challenging times."
Intermec Inc. (NYSE:IN) develops and integrates products, services and technologies that identify, track and manage supply chain assets and information. Core technologies include rugged mobile computing and data collection systems, bar code printers, label media, and RFID. The company's products and services are used by customers in many industries worldwide to improve the productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations. For more information about Intermec, visit www.intermec.com or call 800-347-2636.
About The Odom Corporation
The Odom Corporation (Odom) is one of the Northwest's leading beverage distributors of foreign and domestic beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks, including Coca-Cola of Alaska. Odom is a second-generation family business founded in 1934 -- equally owned by John, Bill and Jim Odom -- and proudly celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2009. The company employs over 1,000 associates who sell and distribute more than 17 million cases annually. For more information about Odom, please visit www.odomcorp.com.
Vocollect, Inc. is the number one provider of voice solutions for mobile workers worldwide, helping customers achieve a higher level of business performance through voice. Every day Vocollect enables over 250,000 workers worldwide to distribute more than $2 billion dollars' worth of goods from distribution centers and warehouses to customer locations. A global team of over 2,000 supply chain reseller and channel partner experts support Vocollect Voice offerings in 55 countries and in 26 languages. Vocollect Voice integrates with all major WMS and ERP systems, including SAP, and supports market-leading mobile computing solutions. For more information, visit www.vocollect.com. Vocollect® and Vocollect Voice® are registered trademarks of Vocollect, Inc. All rights reserved.
Retalix® (NASDAQ-GS: RTLX) is a leading provider of software solutions to retailers and distributors worldwide. The Company's product and services help its customers automate and synchronize essential retail and supply chain operations, encompassing stores, headquarters and warehouses. Retalix serves customers in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.retalix.com.
Posted: October 21, 2009
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