With over 5,000 sellable components, USA-based inventor and manufacturer RAM® Mounts needed to step up warehouse operations and picking efficiency. Handheld scanners impeded productivity, required frequent battery changes, and were occasionally misplaced. The switch to a ProGlove wearable made all the difference.
RAM® Mounts is the leading manufacturer of rugged and versatile mounting solutions for nearly any device in any location. They offer solutions for phones, tablets, cameras, GPS systems, laptops, marine electronics, printers, radios, display screens, and more. For a lot of workers and workplaces, it’s important to place a device exactly where it’s needed. This could be on a wall or a cart or next to the steering controls or above the entryway. RAM® Mounts has a solution for most any situation.
As the designer and manufacturer of essential hardware interfaces, the company handles all aspects of production. This ranges from the smallest component connectors to the largest bases and brackets whether milled or molded or soldered together. Building a mount – starting from a batch melt of plastic pellets, for example, to a completed order ready to ship – is a process that requires roughly 30 scans along the way. These scans help capture production vitals, prep assembly, populate inventory, and track fulfillment. Picking efficiency and quality scan capture are vital to business operations.
The Simple Upgrade for Picking Efficiency
RAM® Mounts understands the value of good ergonomics. After all, their role in the marketplace is helping workers put THAT device right THERE. So it was obvious when Warehouse Manager Tristen McClellan approached Chad Remmers, COO, with a ProGlove demo device that there was value in piloting the solution. The team piloted ProGlove for different use cases in production. They tested ProGlove with both mobile team members and those working at fixed workstations.
In the team’s experience, it is rare that a simple technology upgrade can have such an immediate and positive impact on both productivity and people. Yet this was the case with the introduction of ProGlove wearable barcode scanners. By switching from classic handheld scanners RAM® Mounts realized a 15% overall increase in warehouse efficiency. Spanning dozens of processes and touch points, RAM® has seen a nearly 100% increase in picking efficiency – noted as daily scans or products picked.