DHL Success Story

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ProGlove´s Solution for Logistics

ProGlove and DHL have been collaborating with the aim to bring the best tools directly to their employees so that employees don’t have to go to the tools. By building the lightest, smallest, and toughest wearable barcode scanners in the world, ProGlove is helping DHL in connecting workers to actionable information, as part of a special initiative created to address the challenge of bulky goods, called Bulky Good 2.0.

Logistics providers across the world are feeling the pressure to establish dynamic, flexible, and more mobile processes that allow them to confidently handle changes in consumer demand.

SUBSTANTIAL RESULT: Digital transformation projects can be critical to maintaining competitive supply chains and easy to implement solutions like ProGlove are quick, high-impact wins. By introducing a lightweight, ergonomic wearable scanner to various workflows customers see time savings, increased quality, and a boost in productivity.

Using ProGlove’s wireless and wearable scanner gives frontline workers the flexibility to work from anywhere in the warehouse and the integrated worker feedback helps to raise the quality of output through visual, acoustic and haptic feedback. Based on our research this can lead to a 33% reduction in common picking errors.

Thanks to the Bulky Goods 2.0 and ProGlove projects we are no longer tied to stationary processing stations but can process bulky goods anywhere in the hall.

Werner Kunert

Deputy Head of Warehouse, DHL


DHL is one of the world's most important logistic company, which provides parcel and international express service, freight transport, and supply chain management services, as well as e-commerce logistics solutions.

DHL Challenge

Booming e-commerce business leads to a steep increase to already fluctuating overall shipment volumes. DHL needed to address this increase in the number of parcels they were processing without reworking their shopfloor and their working areas. Varying sizes and formats required a significant share of shipments that needed to be manually processed. In particular, processing bulky goods at the dedicated terminal was a challenge, especially with a mounting volume of packages to process every day.

ProGlove Solution

A part of the project Bulky Good 2.0, DHL equipped its employees with ProGlove’s back-of-hand scanners. Four components were combined: smartphone for full operator mobility, app for interface with the management system, ProGlove wearable scanner and the mobile printer for printing barcodes. Therefore, workers are no longer tied to stationary workstations and can work from anywhere in the bulky goods areas.

The ProGlove Effect @scale

ProGlove helped DHL to significantly increase efficiency and flexibility in several European centers, saving up to 4 seconds per scan.

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The Bulky Goods area is where non-machine capable shipments are processed. By making the entire process mobile, and no longer tied to a stationary terminal, at DHL now more time is spent pro-cessing new packages instead of traversing the hall.

In an industry where time is everything, it all comes down to shipping more, minimizing errors and enhancing process quality. You are welcome to visit DHL Innovation Centers in Chicago and Troisdrof to explore the benefits of the partnership between DHL and ProGlove.

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