SPEEDING UP COCKPIT PRE-ASSEMBLY

Success story – BMW

Automotive|Sequencing, Assembly

Lufthansa Technik Services - Dr. Harald Kolbe
We build one thousand cars per day. ProGlove is helping us to further increase the efficiency and quality of our pre-assembly processes.

PETER MUSTERMANN

Head of Production

The BMW assembly plant in Munich is constantly seeking out new efficiencies, better workplace ergonomics and greater worker safety, in all of its factory processes.

BMW Challenges

Reducing the time needed during pre-assembly to scan and verify all cockpit parts. Creating a more integrated and hands-free working environment to ensure better and safer handling of parts.

ProGlove Solution

BMW engaged ProGlove to further integrate assembly line workers within its digital processes. Workers can comfortably scan thousands of parts per day, share the data, and catch any errors while working hands-free, safely.

The ProGlove Effect @Scale

ProGlove has become a mission critical component within BMW production processes in Europe and the USA. With thousands of ProGlove products in service every day, BMW is empowering its workforce to get more done while saving precious time during picking, sequencing, assembly and inbound logistics.

ProGlove's Solution for the Automotive Industry

At BMW, ProGlove’s founders observed the opportunity to make the job of assembly easier by removing a disruptive step in the production process. That step is the one that involves stopping assembly to locate and activate a handheld barcode scanner to track a part or process. By replacing the traditional scanner with a wearable scanner the worker doesn’t even need to look up from the task at hand. The scanner sits right on the back of the hand. With no disruption workers can stay in the flow. The essential process of documentation proceeds simply, easily, and fluidly with a wearable barcode scanner from ProGlove.


Throughout automotive supply chains the applications for ProGlove wearable scanners are numerous.

INDUSTRY CHALLENGE: The need for accurate and efficient tracking of original parts and accessories at all stages of production and delivery of pre-ordered vehicles.

PROGLOVE SOLUTION: ProGlove’s MARK wearable barcode scanner provides the fit and ergonomic function for easy deployment and reliable utilization, with easy connectivity to popular and customized backend management systems.

SUBSTANTIAL RESULT: A minimum of four seconds saved per scan, on a thousand vehicles built per day, makes for substantial time savings across the shop floor. That is one of many use cases for wearable barcode scanners from ProGlove. From sourcing, to procurement, manufacturing, integration, monitoring, control, compliance, customization, and logistics, every step throughout the automotive supply chain requires timely and accurate tracking of parts and processes.


Barcode scanning has become the essential activity with every part and every vehicle scanned multiple times throughout its journey from inception to delivery. The micro efficiency of saving just four seconds per scan on all the scans along that journey can translate into thousands of dollars in cost savings per vehicle. Get in touch for more information about use cases for MARK scanners, including the MARK Display scanner, across automotive supply chains.

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