How Wearable Technology Is Transforming Facilities

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 9:22am
Mark Wheeler, Director of Supply Chain Solutions - North America, Motorola Solutions

Mobile devices are necessary tools to increase the efficiency and productivity of workers across many industries and markets, including the warehouse. But wearable, voice-directed and multimodal mobile technologies are helping to transform the warehouse environment at an even faster pace than standard mobile tools in other markets.

Wearable and voice-directed technology can build off of existing tools already in your warehouses and provide performance improvement above and beyond what was realized with the first waves of mobile investments more than a decade ago. This technology keeps workers’ eyes on the task at hand and their hands free, automating tasks, streamlining processes, improving worker safety, and improving overall warehouse performance levels.

Wearable technology can range from the truly specialized and completely out-of-the-box, such as head-mounted computers, to more streamlined but equally compelling options, such as ring scanners.

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