Arvato SCM Solutions, in cooperation with technology supplier Picavi, have launched their “Pick-by-Vision” project for Sennheiser. The project is focused on utilizing smart glasses for order-picking. A display integrated into the glasses gives warehouse employees all the necessary context-related information and navigates them unerringly through the work process.
The objective is to use the smart glasses to increase productivity and quality and to identify the optimal process workflows for the new technology. Initial feedback from employees on the operational side of the business is positive: the new pick technology is easy to learn and intuitive to use. Furthermore, the smart glasses are very comfortable to wear during the movement-intensive work in the warehouse.
“We set ourselves the task of providing the best possible support for supply chain management generally and for warehouse employees in particular. With our pick-by-vision solution, the pickers have both hands free and their eyes on the current process steps at all times – in contrast to the work with hand-held devices. Instead of relying on the tiring voice commands of pick-by-voice systems, our system inserts data directly into the field of view of the worker in real time,” says Dirk Franke, CEO of Picavi. “We’re currently working with Arvato on additional augmented-reality features that provide intelligent support to processes aside from classic order-picking.”
“We’re very pleased to have a service provider like Arvato at our side, one that not only shares our point of view with regard to innovation and development but also invests in the actual implementation,” says Günther Maaß, Global Logistics Manager at Sennheiser.
“Innovations are not ends in themselves; they are absolutely necessary to realize competitive advantages and further growth,” says Patrick Manders, VP Global Solution Design in the business unit Hightech & Entertainment at Arvato SCM Solutions. “Targeted innovation management helps companies increase their competitiveness, efficiency and sustainability.”