Wearable scanners are a key asset to help you accomplish more with less. Therefore, they are crucial when it comes to resolving the challenges of sudden peaks in demand. The cadence of production, distribution, and storing of the items that are moving along the supply chain is constantly in flux and subject to change. Some peaks are easy to predict (e.g. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, etc.) – others are not. Yet, this volatility creates cost pressure, and ripples through the entire supply chain.
So how can you appropriately prepare for a peak that is coming your way? Or in other words: how do you do more with the same space? Flexibility holds the key. Thus, you need to be able to build, move and redesign workstations quickly, and then allocate workers flexibly in between. Technology, especially barcode scanning technology is the most important steering tool in the warehouses and inventories. Yet they need to be flexible and IT friendly. This facilitates the deployment and the roll-out greatly. Additionally, it allows for easy integration and saves countless hours of training time. Wearable scanners can support all of the above.
Wearable Scanners help to keep frontline workers healthy
Being able to onboard new workers quickly is essential when it comes to resolving labor shortages. Technology such as wearable augmented reality devices can be a valuable tool as it can provide a perfect training ground so that workers can master their job much more quickly. But finding new workers is not always easy. Therefore, you must support your existing workforce, so they perform well, and most importantly stay healthy.
Wearable scanners can help remedy the strain of repetitive activities such as lifting a barcode scanner thousands of times per day. A job warehouse and assembly workers perform day in and day out. The market’s lightest barcode scanner weighs less than two ounces. This makes it up to ten times lighter than some conventional scanner guns. Therefore, it can represent a tremendous relief and be an effective means to prevent MSD-related absences.
Wearable scanners are an effective means to add resilience to global supply chains. They allow for more flexibility, efficiency and provide a major relief for frontline workers. The latest wearable scanners can even help enact social distancing. If they come with an instant feedback option, they can also raise the quality of the picking processes. This will add reliability and thus provide for more security. In short: Wearable scanners are a perfect fit to address the challenges of sudden peaks.
Would you like find out more about how wearable scanners can strengthen supply chains? Download ProGlove’s latest whitepaper “Supply Chain Readiness”.