The concept of a paperless work environment has been around for a long time. However, the idea will most likely not be fully put into practice anytime soon. In fact, the consumption of paper continues to rise. There is no question that some routines will remain paper-based. Some warehouse processes, on the other hand, may be more efficient by eliminating the use of paper. Wearable barcode scanners can help promote efficiency.
Within the warehouse environment, procedures such as order and process documentation, directions, shipping notifications, and return forms typically rely on paper. Human workers provide these contents by entering data into stationary workstations.
Yet humans can be inaccurate when distracted, which makes physical information recording potentially unreliable because it may lead to possibly inconsistent data. In addition, humans have short attention spans. A tendency towards browsing and skimming behavior may lead to missed data points and wrong conclusions.
Wearable barcode scanners promote more efficiency while reducing paper consumption
But the paperless vision, in combination with wearable technology, provides opportunities to unlock valuable efficiencies. Advantages include enhanced rates of data collection, accuracy and error correction, health and safety, and a more efficient and happier workforce. Moreover, ergonomic design can maximize both performance and worker comfort.
Wearable barcode scanners significantly reduce unnecessary and tiring repetitive actions. Apart from that, they help improve accuracy exponentially. This increases the volume of work each worker can complete – entirely transforming productivity and efficiency. Finally, organizations can also make great strides towards addressing their impacts on the environment. In short, wearable barcode scanners help promote efficiency while reducing paper consumption.
Find out more about the use of wearable barcode scanners in the warehouse, and how they help support the idea of paperless processes! Download ProGlove’s latest whitepaper “Paperless Warehouse Processes”