So, we are in the middle of an unprecedented pandemic. We get to experience the devastating impact it has on our lives every day. Yet there are still these magic moments, the turning points, the game changers. One is the unveiling of ProGlove’s MARK Display barcode scanner. The connection may not be obvious. So, take a moment to find out why the Covid-19 situation underscores the significant utility of this wearable barcode scanner.
MARK Display will make a viable difference for all the frontline and warehouse hands. They are currently working their fingers to the bone. Because they need to maintain the flow of goods along the supply chains to retailers all over the world. Let’s be clear about that: Their workload is extraordinary. Hence, they need relief that goes beyond inspirational words.
In its daily Business Briefing The Times (UK) reports: “Kantar, the market researcher, said that supermarket sales jumped 20.6 per cent year-on-year and the average household spent an extra £62.92, equivalent to five days’ worth of groceries. “That’s even higher than levels seen at Christmas,” said Fraser McKevitt, Kantar’s head of retail and consumer insight.”
Barcode scanning happens thousands of times along the supply chains
Almost every item we touch in our day-to-day life has been steered along the supply chains by the help of barcodes. However, workers often use bulky scanner guns. They can be awkward to operate. MARK Display on the other hand is a super lightweight barcode scanner. The device has the size of a matchbox. Supply chain workers can wear it by means of a special glove or wrap cuff. That way, the worker does not have to pick up and put back down a handheld scanner every time they scan an item, box, or a pallet to be shipped to a retailer. Scanning is an activity they perform thousands of times per day. Given that ProGlove’s MARK Display is up to 10 times lighter than conventional scanning devices, workers may be relieved of a burden that can amount to 1.5 metric tons per day.
Additionally, they save valuable time as the scanner is always with them. So they do not have to reach or search for it. The time gain can add up to as much as 6 seconds per scan. That is because the latest addition to the MARK product family comes with an integrated display. Therefore, warehouse workers are no longer required to walk over to a stationary terminal, memorize information, or keep their hands full with printouts or other shipment related paper-based information.
In other words: worker’s guidance becomes effortless. This helps raise the quality of output, because MARK Display comes with its acclaimed visual, acoustic and haptic feedback option. This can lead to a 33% reduction in common picking errors – which is a big factor in an industry that deals with perishable goods every day.
The job of the frontline workers is tougher than ever, MARK Display can help
Global supply chains will not be operating without the human worker and – as Covid-19 emphasizes – the frontline workers need the appreciation they deserve. Their job is tougher than ever so let’s help them manage this challenge. MARK Display is our proposition to empower them: So check out MARK Display at our virtual booth.