Warehouse Operations reliant on Augmented Reality (AR)

Warehouse operations are prominent in the news and topics of conversation. It is obviously the holiday season. (Warehousing and logistics takes over, doesn’t it? Is there anything else right now?)

Inventory and supply chain management is a big challenge, especially this time of year. I was just at a UPS store for a personal errand today and it was packed with boxes; returns & deliveries. I saw a lot of headaches in those piles.

As part of our ongoing commitment to service and support, we keep searching for new systems and concepts that are at the forefront of business management systems.

New Technology

We’ve mentioned in previous posts how Artificial Intelligence is helping propel automation and management systems. However, today a report summary was released that is addressing Augmented Reality’s (AR) “rising importance of augmented reality and technological advancements in logistics and warehouse operations.”

I have a personal interest in AR from gaming & film/video production. This is the first I’ve heard of it being a driving force in warehouse management technology and systems. The report states that increased importance in managing logistics is driving the implementation of AR.

The report states that Germany, France, China, and Japan are the current driving markets for AR implementation, however, “North America is expected to hold a prominent share of the global augmented reality in warehousing and logistics market during the forecast period.”

We’ll keep alert as this new technology continues to develop and grow. I don’t think it is ready for prime time for our client base – however, at the rate new technologies are continuing to develop, it might be just a couple of years before it is.

ORG will be ready.

(click here for report brief)
(click here to purchase full report)

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