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. 


 
HEAR FROM THE TEAM AT A LEADING APPAREL RETAILER HOW THEY USE LOGISTIVIEW IN THEIR OMNI-CHANNEL WAREHOUSE

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.


 

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?

We welcomed a new presence into our home this weekend, and the kids couldn't be happier about it. As far as companions go, Alexa is pretty agreeable. Alexa will go along with anything, answer any request, and can be quite entertaining in the process.

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

I recently enjoyed a concert by one of my musical idols, Mr. Robert Cray. The venerable bluesman's voice hasn't wavered since the first time I saw him, some 20 years ago. Watching this artist spellbind the crowd, I was reminded of something that virtuoso musicians all know: it's not just about the notes you play, it's also about the notes you don't.

 

THE LOGISTIVIEW PILOT PROGRAM OFFERS AN EARLY TAKE-OFF!

Exploring new technology can be both exciting and scary. Enterprises know they must keep pace with technology innovations, but are also keenly aware of the potential disruptions therein.


 

TECHNOLOGY MEETS THE ENTERPRISE FOR 2 DAYS IN BOSTON

Last week I attended the Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit, or EWTS, in Boston, MA. The two day conference was jam-packed with great content, stunning demonstrations, and an audience full of enthusiasts for the future of wearable technology.

 

AUGMENTED REALITY MAY BE ON YOUR ROADMAP FOR "THE FUTURE," BUT HERE ARE SEVEN POWERFUL FEATURES TO IMPROVE YOUR OPERATIONS TODAY.

When exploring the possibilities of enterprise augmented reality, prospective customers sometimes don't know where to begin. VIEW devices offer so many exciting features, with so much potential for operational improvement, choosing the first target can be difficult.

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

"You cannot, not communicate."

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

For better or worse, we have become a self-documenting society.  To illustrate this point, simply watch the evening news.  How many stories are supported by amateur footage because someone near the event was quick with their smart phone?   

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

We were thrilled to recently demonstrate our technology platform at JDA Focus 2017. Over 2.5 days, approximately 150 conference attendees joined our "temporary workforce" and experienced Augmented Reality (AR) - many for the first time. Using a workflow configuration named "Pick-to-Sight," our hands-on workers filled orders while our wearable technology visually guided them through the process.

To get a glimpse of what they were seeing, check out this video: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

AUGMENTED REALITY MUST DELIVER ON ITS NAMESAKE IN ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS.

aug·ment·ed
adjective

having been made greater in size or value.
https://www.google.com/search?q=dictionary+augmented


Words matter.  

 

LOGISTIVIEW PARTNER VUZIX ENABLES THE EFFORTLESS HUMAN INTERFACE VIA THE M300.

Recently, we enumerated the attributes we use when qualifying VIEW devices in pursuit of the Effortless Human Interface. Our new partner Vuzix rose to the occasion with the M300.

 

IDENTIFYING WEARBLES FOR THE EFFORTLESS HUMAN INTERFACE

A previous entry in this blog introduced the Effortless Human Interface. This concept crystallizes our commitment to freeing productive hands from the burdens of cumbersome input devices.

As the marketplace grows with new entries in the "wearables" category, we at LogistiVIEW submit the following checklist. We use it to determine which VIEW devices are truly capable of implementing our notion of an Effortless Human Interface.

 

WITH AUGMENTED REALITY, THE "EFFORTLESS HUMAN INTERFACE" FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGES THE HUMAN / COMPUTER RELATIONSHIP.

Every company has its own set of core values. Policies and practices may change over time, but the core values should remain constant.

At LogistiVIEW, one of our core values is this: We hate "users."

David Erickson

David Erickson

Supply Chain Software Development Veteran, Efficiency Expert, Ergonomy Fanatic

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