Today, logistics is more than ever a question of efficiency. The game is increasingly about seconds – literally. Even the smallest amounts of time make a difference. The flow of goods should be as uninterrupted as possible. The same applies to the handling process. All of this is always a question of the available capacity and space. But of course, the tools workers use also play a central role. However, such approaches can only really be put into practice if the workers are involved. Ergonomic scanners provide noticeable relief. However, additional connectivity makes workers’ lives even easier and at the same time ensures greater flexibility.
The ProGlove Gateway provides seamless connectivity
You may ask why connectivity should be so crucial in this context. The answer is: First and foremost, it’s about avoiding disruptions and delays. This is an extremely important issue, especially at peak times. Because here, employees often have to commute from workstation to workstation. Lengthy administration and organization processes hinder them and cause resentment.
The ProGlove Gateway provides suitable answers. It connects effortlessly to most terminals via its USB interface. Plug & play all the way. Up to 5 MARK scanners can be paired with the Gateway. Workers can easily log on to the respective workstation by using the Scan2Pair functionality and then complete their tasks right away. The corresponding configuration can then be transferred directly to the scanner. There are no delays or cumbersome switching processes.
Ergonomic scanners and gateway improve the workflow
Combined with ProGlove’s ergonomic scanners the Gateway can make things significantly easier for frontline workers. Not only do the processes run much more consistently, the workers no longer have to move counter wise to process flow. Because they always carry the MARK scanners with them. They don’t have to search for the devices, grab them or put them down again. This makes users more efficient, saving up to 6 seconds per scan, depending on the environment.
The optional Worker Feedback helps avoid up to 33 percent of the common picking errors. But perhaps the most important aspect for the workers is the noticeable relief. Thanks to the small size and low weight of the ergonomic scanners, workers no longer have to lift a great deal of weight. This can actually add up to 1.5 metric tons per day less. In addition, they are more attentive and far less likely to drop the objects they carry. This in turn minimizes the risk of accidents. So this is not only good for workers, it also pays off for their employers. In this context, it is worth pointing out that in 2018/19, in the UK, 28.2 million working days were lost due to work-related illness and injury and in 2017/18, the estimated economic cost to Great Britain totaled £15 billion.