DHL Supply Chain has announced that it has completed its global augmented reality pilots and it is now expanding the “Vision Picking” solution in more warehouses around the world. The smart glasses provide visual displays of order picking instructions along with information on where items are located and where they need to be placed on a cart, freeing pickers’ hands of paper instructions and allowing them to work more efficiently and comfortably.
According to DHL, the international trials that it has conductefd have shown an average improvement in productivity of 15%, as well as higher accuracy rates. The user-friendly and intuitive solution has also halved “onboarding” and training times.
“Digitalization is not just a vision or program for us at DHL Supply Chain, it’s a reality for us and our customers, and is adding value to our operations on the ground. Customers have been very happy about the productivity gains and are equally excited about using innovative technology at their warehouses,” commented Markus Voss, Chief Information Officer & Chief Operating Officer, DHL Supply Chain.