The Voice Pick Code and Order Selection – Meeting the Requirements of the Produce Traceability Initiative - December 2010

This white paper, written by Vocollect co-founder and CTO Roger Byford with contributions by J.A. Hilzendeger of Giant Eagle, addresses the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), which is intended to allow traceability of produce at the case level from source to store. The PTI has adopted the “PTI voice pick code” to permit straightforward implementation of the PTI by warehouses using voice technology for order selection. This paper reviews the PTI and the PTI voice pick code, and makes recommendations for Vocollect Voice users on meeting the PTI traceability goals with minimal software changes, negligible impact on warehouse worker productivity and no additional hardware.