Augmented reality wearables help efficiency by assisting workers through the integration of technology into their actual field of vision, like the Pick-By-Vision glasses from Picavi.
Robotics and automation makes you think speed, efficiency, and higher productivity. However, there is a key component that is often lacking. Take the example of a grocery story cashier being replaced by a robot — teaching the robot how to pick up a banana without squishing seems to be a futile task, but the robot lacks human intelligence and natural ability to be flexible and adjust to the new requirements. Today we welcome to the show Johanna Bellenberg, joining us all the way from Germany.
This feature allows staff in the control room to communicate directly with individual workers or a team of workers, regardless of their current location in the warehouse. This makes it possible to share important messages during operations without drops in productivity.
The old picking methods of paper, pick-to-light, and voice-picking are almost impossible when employees must practice social distancing, use PPE (personal protective equipment), and avoid contact that could potentially exacerbate the spread of Covid-19.