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.


 

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.

 

EXPLORING THE FRACTURED RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INTENT AND RESULTS IN THE SOFTWARE WORLD

I've been giving a lot of thought recently to the way software designers, when creating a human-facing application, try to discern the human's intent. There is a slippery slope when a software application goes from requiring explicit requests to assuming intentions based on actions or conditions. The results can produce consequences that the human neither comprehended nor desired.

 

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.

 

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.

 

TECHNOLOGY IN THE WORKPLACE MUST RESPECT THESE CORE VALUES.

Earlier in my career, I had the opportunity to discuss workforce management with many companies. Specifically, how were these enterprises measuring their hands-on workforce, such as warehouse, delivery, retail and even call center employees?

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: safetyaccuracy 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.

David Erickson

David Erickson

Supply Chain Software Development Veteran, Efficiency Expert, Ergonomy Fanatic

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