Wearable computers – with a scanner worn like a ring – are now available for automated warehouse management software that integrates tightly with MYOB Exo.
You need two hands to lift a box. Wearable computers leave two hands available for picking stock, making life simpler for warehouse staff.
Enprise partner The RIC Group has announced that its warehouse management software now runs on wearable computers developed by Motorola. The RIC Group specialises in inventory software, including barcoding and delivery management. Enprise has partnered with The RIC Group on many highly successful warehouse automation projects, most recently at Melbourne-based firm Design Sheetmetal. (See the Design Sheetmetal case study here.)
Wholesale suppliers generally ship box quantities rather than individual units, says Paul Ellis, Sales/Solution Consultant for The RIC Group.
“Having both hands free to lift boxes makes picking and packing faster and lifting easier,” he says.
“The wearable computer is less likely to be dropped or misplaced, is more comfortable and has a better feel for the operator than a hand-held device.”
The wearable computers are the result of research and development by Motorola. The firm is putting substantial R & D effort into wearable, vehicle-mounted and handheld computers and devices.
A Voice connection option uses a headset to tell users by voice which order to pick, and at what location, saving the user from having to read the order on screen.