“Smart Hands” in the Wall Street Journal
There is much discussion about the automation of industrial processes causing the displacement of human workers. But more often than not it is the advancement of technology that is augmenting humans, not replacing them. Think superheroes not androids.
Austen Hufford of the Wall Street Journal wrote a recent story exploring innovations coming to the factory floor, from 5G networks to AR headsets. ProGlove wearable barcode scanners earn the name “smart hands” for their role in helping Lufthansa Teknik’s operations be more responsive to urgent priorities.
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services uses ProGlove solutions to be as efficient as possible for receiving and distributing parts upon arrival. Prioritized shipments are identified instantly by an alert from the MARK device sitting on the back of the worker’s hand. This happens even before the standardized storage process begins. It minimizes paperwork, too: Employees are not required to manually match shipment numbers as they were required to do previously. The chance of overlooking the most urgent packages is significantly reduced as packages are received and routed more quickly. Workers could move freely, process deliveries, scan immediately, and have hands free to keep packages moving.
Watch the video about how ProGlove wearables streamline operations for Lufthansa Technik