Optimizing an existing process to gain 25% efficiency

We have created several applications for our Smartwatch to improve your logistic operations. Below is an example of a process optimization at our customer's site in Siemens Nürnberg.

The Problem

Commissioning: Collection and consolidation of required quantities from an assortment of articles for a given order.

Legacy solution Paper-based workflow

Collection and consolidation purely based on paper. Error-prone workflow, manual quality check to avoid NCC.

Our Solution using wearable devices

Efficient commissioning workflow by using a combination of wearable and static devices: fully configurable solution connected to ERP system.

Benefits

25% productivity gain: Step-by-step picking instructions on wearable device replace error-prone paperwork, ad-hoc reporting of missing material speeds up process time.

Benefit
25% productivity gain

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Examples how to improve intralogistics with wearable devices

Traditional paper-based picking methods are one of the highest expenses when operating a warehouse. Wearable devices help to lower that cost by boosting accuracy and productivity. Picking sequences can be displayed on a smart-watch.

The operator scans each item with his watch or an external barcode scanner. Confirmations or missing items can directly be reported with the touch-interface of the watch. All task data will be stored and can be analyzed for further process improvements.

  • Get rid of paper-based picking lists
  • Improve picking accuracy
  • Save time by directly ordering missing quantities
  • Improve transparency, e.g. analyze picking time

With wearable devices, the supply of material and information for a follow-up order can be better coordinated. Supply order notifications can directly be sent from the shop-floor to the warehouse management system. Such a notification includes missing items and quantities. It can be timed to the required date, for instance just-in-time delivery to the planned start of production.

  • Instant ordering of supplies
  • Reduce waiting times
  • Improve cycle times

The status and schedule of a job is the basis for the timely planning of a transport process. By using wearable devices, the worker can update the status of a job at anytime and can easily initiate and modify transport requests, even before the relevant operation is completed. Due to instant feedback on the status of a work piece, the internal transport can be scheduled to the calculated end of an operation. This reduces order lead times and saves buffer space at the work place.

  • Instantly initiate transport requests
  • Improve shopfloor coordination
  • Reduce order lead times