As fitness trackers and smart watches become more common, industries including warehousing, distribution, logistics and retail are turning to hands-free and wearable devices to better help streamline operations, reduce costs, and increase throughput.
According to our partners at Honeywell, companies are losing on average more than $100,000 every year in picking errors. In order to reduce this loss, they are investing in new “connected worker” solutions helping their employees work smarter, faster and more accurately.
Connected Worker Solutions
Hands-free and wearable technology has become the de-facto choice for modern distribution centers. From software that offers employees a voice-based connection to the warehouse management system (WMS), to wearable barcode scanners connected via wireless communication like Bluetooth®, these technologies help free up workers’ hands and connect them to data more fluidly. Additionally, they are helping companies achieve new levels of efficiency and productivity.
Recently, the SMS Group partnered with ProGlove, a leading provider of industrial wearables. Their latest product the MARK 2 is a lightweight, wearable scanner that is optimized for high frequency scanning environments. The scanner creates an efficient flow of information and gives Instantaneous feedback in the immediate user environment after scanning. Having improved efficiency is the main driver of wearable scanner adoption and we expect to see widespread adoption of these devices throughout the distribution center and elsewhere. Anywhere a handheld scanner is used – from stocking to receiving to sorting to packing – companies will be able to increase productivity and reduce data inaccuracies by replacing it with a wearable device. Click here to read more about the Mark 2.
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As leaders in data collection and integration, The SMS Group offers tailored solutions designed to help companies increase efficiency and quality. To learn more, give us a call at 937-498-2700 or fill a contact form.