But how exactly does pick-by-voice work? Hand-held scanners and sheets of paper are history. Today it’s all about headsets and a Wi-Fi connection. This way, the 35-year-old employee hears his picking orders read aloud. Instead of a long part number, Lydia names kinds of fruit, like kiwi, apple, date or mango. "It’s easier to remember and helps you work more quickly and accurately. I know straight away which box I need to fetch for the vehicle parts I need," says Foerster and adds, "I got used to Lydia pretty quickly." Once an order is completed, the logistician confirms this by speaking into the microphone. When doing so, particulars of the language, such as dialects, are no problem for Lydia’s vocabulary. The system adapts. The first time, it may query an unfamiliar word, but the second time it will already instantly recognize the respective term.