HOW CAN WAREHOUSES DE-RISK NEW TECHNOLOGY, AVOIDING CHANGES TO LEGACY SYSTEMS, WHILE STILL REINVENTING PICKING? OUR CEO EXPLAINS
“Our system can’t do that.” We hear this all the time from warehouse teams about their legacy systems.
The fear is that that their existing WMS/WCS system is just too old, outdated, under supported and over modified to work with new technology, like vision and voice picking through Augmented Reality wearables. Or worse, that the only way to make this work is to make significant changes or even replace the entire system – resulting in operational risk, painful software integration efforts, long timelines to launch, and increased costs that eat away at ROI.
CURIOUS HOW DISTRIBUTION CENTERS ARE BRINGING AUGMENTED REALITY (AR) VISUALS PLUS VOICE TO THEIR OPERATIONS?
Get an in-depth look at LogistiVIEW customer, Peter Millar's, implementation in this case study. A detail-packed, 21-page step by step look at their implementation, this case study gives a 360 degree view of this customer’s rapid journey to AR-operations live for peak season rush.
UPGRADE YOUR WAREHOUSE WITHOUT CHANGING YOUR EXISTING SYSTEMS
In today’s world, change is the only constant. To meet it head on, distribution centers are making radical changes to their operations thanks to Augmented Reality visuals plus voice.
Peter Millar’s Operations Director and more explain why bottle-necked conveyors lead them in search of urgent solution to add DC capacity – and how LogistiVIEW allowed them to change the outcome of peak season.
FOR COMPANIES THAT RELY ON THE HOLIDAYS, THE CLOCK IS TICKING TO BLACK FRIDAY AND THE HOLIDAY SEASON
One thing is very clear: consumer expectations of excellent e-commerce fulfillment are on the rise. Distribution and fulfillment is the critical last step of the perfectly executed holiday push and the next 90 days will make all the difference in being ready. The time to prepare is now.
WAREHOUSE WORKERS CAN BE FASTER, SAFER, AND MORE ACCURATE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
LogistiVIEW’s “Visual Input Enabled Wearable” (VIEW) technology improves workforce productivity and job satisfaction by making processes hands free and eyes focused.
CES 2019: HOW EMPLOYEES CAN USE VUZIX BLADE AR SMART GLASSES TO OPTIMIZE THEIR WORKFLOW
PODCAST ON AUGMENTED REALITY FOR FRONTLINE WORKERS
MITIGATING THE EFFECTS OF A TERRIBLE LANGUAGE
Right around the time my oldest child started bringing home spelling tests every week, I traveled from my home in the US to Prague for a series of meetings. There, I joined a team made up of citizens from seven different countries, each with their own native language. Luckily for me, (perhaps because of me, likely the only monolingual participant in the room), we chose English as the common language. It was during this trip that I fully realized, English is terrible.
PROGRESS WITHOUT PAIN IS A REASONABLE EXPECTATION
At a previous employer, my colleague in software product management had a mantra, “never apologize for making progress.” This simple axiom was applied whenever we, as a software vendor, had to impose upon the customer base to accept changes, sometimes painful, if the reasons were good.
IS YOUR TECHNOLOGY GETTING TO KNOW ALL ABOUT YOU?
Naturally, the family is intensively peppering Alexa with questions - a real "getting to know you" phase. As a father and a technologist, this is the part that kicks my protectiveness into high gear.
A BLUESY APPROACH TO SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
EXPLORING THE FRACTURED RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INTENT AND RESULTS IN THE SOFTWARE WORLD
TECHNOLOGY MEETS THE ENTERPRISE FOR 2 DAYS IN BOSTON
AUGMENTED REALITY MAY BE ON YOUR ROADMAP FOR "THE FUTURE," BUT HERE ARE SEVEN POWERFUL FEATURES TO IMPROVE YOUR OPERATIONS TODAY.
While we can't make any blanket recommendations that apply to all businesses, we can share some guidelines for what makes a good target opportunity. This post shares our findings to date.
VIEW DEVICES CONSTANTLY GATHER INFORMATION TO PERFORM ITS DUTIES
So opened the first class of my college career. Decades later, I still clearly remember Dr. Hemmer educating the freshmen in Communications 101 that we are always communicating, whether we are trying or not.
At LogistiVIEW, our augmented reality VIEW devices gather so much data to communicate, we run the risk of "TMI." In our world, you cannot, not gather data! In this post, we explore some valuable information to be gained just by virtue of what we do.
PRIVACY AND SECURITY WITH WORKPLACE AR
Amateur cinematography in the workplace is a serious concern. Regardless of intent, workplace images can reveal proprietary information or invade the privacy of the human workforce.
In addition to consumer devices like smart phones, more workplace devices are now equipped with camera / video capabilities. Tablets, high-end handheld computers and wearable technology, such as our own VIEW devices, all boast video imaging as a core feature.
This post considers some implications of vision-based technology in a working environment.
A SUCCESSFUL DEBUT AND A LOOK AT THE NEXT STEPS
To get a glimpse of what they were seeing, check out this video:
TECHNOLOGY IN THE WORKPLACE MUST RESPECT THESE CORE VALUES.
While many variations exist, three attributes recurred frequently enough such that I now consider them the central pillars of an effective hands-on workforce. As with any core principle, a company who values these attributes will measure, encourage, and continually strive to improve in these areas.
Simply put, they are: safety, accuracy and efficiency.
A significant aspect of the LogistiVIEW solution is enabling workforce excellence. The remainder of this post will examine each of these three pillars in more detail.
LOGISTIVIEW EXPLORES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLOUD, BIG DATA AND INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)
In this entry, we will examine synergies among the three most prominent technology buzzwords today, and introduce a new one that is right up in our wheelhouse.