Recently at an on-site visit to one of our partner’s plants, I witnessed a user in the warehouse set down their mobile device only for it to accidentally get hauled down the conveyor line. This is just one example of a situation that could have easily been prevented if their warehouse had made a transition to wearable technology. Wearables can solve your warehouse’s challenges and here the top five ways your company can benefit from adopting these solutions.
The most innovative warehouses across the country have found that these ergonomic devices are the perfect optimizing solution. Wearables provide you with the power of hands-free picking, sorting, and scan verification. Proven to increase turnover and transform the way employees work, they will improve your supply chain by setting a new standard of efficiency.
Start Seeing These 5 Positive Changes with Wearables
1. Increased Productivity
Wearables have a wide range of features that deliver increased production by 15%¹. This is essential for the need-it-now culture we are living in. Consumers now want faster delivery time, which can put new challenges on manufacturers and their supply chain. In applications that demand the constant use of hands used for loading a truck, large packing handling, making a sale, or any time two hands are required, these devices allow you to use both hands to pick faster and expand productivity dramatically.
2. Enhanced Situational Awareness
Your warehouse workers will experience a transformation wherever they are. From the loading docks, warehouse floor, assembly line, or any demanding setting, wearables will heighten the level of any employees’ environmental awareness. Assembled with soft and pliable rubber straps, these prestigious devices are designed to ensure employee satisfaction – eliminating any distractions caused by discomfort. By being highly engaged with their surroundings, safety issues, accidents, and replacement costs can be avoided.
3. Outstanding Wireless Readability
With years of experience with wearable solutions, there has been multiple design improvements. These wearable solutions have improved scanning performance on poor quality or damaged barcodes along with excellent motion tolerance and fast decode speeds. Some devices such as the Bluetooth Ring scanners that use the latest Bluetooth technology that leave no room for complications. Headset wearables that include Soundsense technology that reduces unwanted noise by 50%² to provide superior voice recognition for greater productivity.
4. Increased Speed
Every second counts in operation workflows. With increased situational awareness and hands-free solutions, jobs can be completed in a significantly reduced amount of time. Setting down and picking up mobile computers multiple times a day adds unnecessary time to your turnover speed. There will be fewer interruptions in your workflow, increasing the speed of output which results in cutting down those extra minutes wasted.
5. Improved Task Accuracy
A hands-free picking system is proven to reduce errors by 39%¹. Malfunctions and machine issues are common in every warehouse, but with the use of wearables you can have error proof operations. Employees are able focus all of their attention to the task at hand, preventing multiple every-day challenges.
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*Referenced Sources include:
¹ – Zebra Technologies
² – Honeywell