DHL successfully tests Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality application in warehouse

  • Wearables and augmented reality software improve picking process by 25 percent
  • DHL Supply Chain and Ricoh carry out pilot project in the Netherlands

DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, has successfully carried out a pilot project testing smart glasses and augmented reality in a warehouse in the Netherlands. In cooperation with DHL customer Ricoh and wearable computing solutions expert Ubimax, the technology was used to implement ‘vision picking’ in warehousing operations. Staff was guided through the warehouse by graphics displayed on the smart glass to speed up the picking process and reduce errors. The pilot proved that augmented reality offers added value to logistics and resulted in a 25 percent efficiency increase during the picking process.

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