Smart Glasses become a New Standard for Logistics

Julia Widmer, August 2, 2017

After successfully demonstrating concrete business benefits in several international xPick deploy-ments, DHL announces Augmented Reality and Smart Glasses “business-as-usual” in warehouses around the globe.

Bremen, August 2nd 2017: Ubimax’ vision picking application, xPick, has been integrated into multiple operations at DHL as part of its “Vision Picking Program”, delivering substantial benefits to their business processes. xPick, deployed on Smart Glasses including Glass Enterprise Edition, Vuzix M100 and M300, has delivered these benefits across several industries via a hands-free operation, an intuitive graphical User Interface and relevant information in field of view. These benefits were clearly demonstrated during DHL’s pilot program. Following the successful completion of live deployments across multiple regions, DHL Supply Chain, the contract logistics specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group, has now announced Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality as the new standard in order picking.

The vision picking application xPick provides intuitive graphical displays for single and multi-order picking instructions information on the item’s shelf and picking cart location, leaving the picker’s hands free of paper based instructions. This allows pickers to work more efficiently and ergonomically. xPick confirmations via Ring Scanners and the built-in camera of Smart Glasses contributed to both performance increases as well as work environment ergonomics at DHL, with operations showing an average productivity improvement of 15 percent and improved accuracy rates. The intuitive solution has also halved onboarding and training times for employees using the state-of-the-art technology at DHL sites. Employees have been enthusiastic and are pleased with how light the smart glasses are, and how comfortable the process is now with hands-free picking.

It is great to see how an internationally renowned company like DHL significantly benefits and has come to rely on our vision picking technology. DHL demonstrates the potential xPick and Smart Glasses can unlock in warehouses and sets a leading example in the evolution of Wearable Technology becoming mainstream for enterprises.

Dr. Hendrik Witt, CEO of Ubimax

The technology has matured to become a standard, replicable solution for customers. Following the success of its “Vision Picking Program”, DHL is looking into additional applications for Augmented and Virtual Reality such as training, maintenance, dimension calculations and more.