Vision in Logistics

The boom in wearable technologies, especially smart glasses, offers opportunities for carrying out certain logistical tasks more efficiently and accurately, in a highly user-friendly manner. This project aims to make the potential and opportunities of these technologies clear and to test them.

status: Closed | theme: Digital transformation | type: Regional

INNOVATIVE SMART GLASSES

Through the ‘Vision in Logistics’ project, VIL aims to introduce the Flemish logistics sector to innovative smart glasses and augmented reality software. Which systems currently exist? How can they increase the productivity and efficiency of your logistics operations? What is the impact on existing processes? How can they be applied in practice? What do they offer over and above existing systems such as pick-to-light or voice picking? This project, subsidized 80% by VIL, will provide a highly practical response to all of these questions.

WHAT IS THE POTENTIAL?

The main objective of the project is to make clear and test the potential and opportunities of smart glasses and augmented reality software in indoor and outdoor warehouses and distribution centres in order to increase and improve efficiency and ergonomics in logistics operations in Flanders.

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Hands-free picking, packing and shipping.
  • The provision of correct and accurate information (packing instructions, notes for ADR goods, installation instructions, etc.) for a variety of logistics processes (picking, shipping, quality control, etc.).
  • Very user-friendly opportunities to deploy new staff (permanent or temporary) immediately for certain logistics activities (picking activity, consolidation of goods on pallets or in boxes, etc.). All actions can be visualized step by step in real time via the smart glasses.
  • Guiding drivers through the process of reporting on large sites and routing them to the correct loading or unloading area.
  • Ad-hoc changes, whether or not location-based,r eal-time communication with operators on the shop floor (e.g. hazardous goods, defective machine, etc.).

Practical

Start: Oktober 2014

Lead time: 15 months

Participating companies

Ahlers, Atlas Copco, Aveve, BASF, bpost, Danone, Eltra, Eurobrokers, Facil, JAVA, Kuehne + Nagel Logistics, Neovia Logistics, PostNL Pakketten, Retail Partners ColruytGroup, Scania, Tupperware, Van Moer Group, Volvo Group Logistics Services and Wim Bosman.

AhlersAtlas CopcoAveveBASFbpostDanoneELTRAEurobrokersFacilJAVAKuehne+NagelNeoviaPost_nlTupperwareVan MoerVolvo LogisticsWim Bosman

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