Pick by Vision for Warehouse and Logistics
Pick by Vision
Pick-by-Vision is a logistical breakthrough that uses AR smart glasses. The picker can see the information directly in his area of vision after receiving it over WLAN.
The next generation of wearable technology, augmented vision order picking, has the potential to revolutionise the order fulfilment sector by streamlining the order picking procedure.
An intelligent IoT wearable that combines augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence (Ai), and computer vision to give the worker visual instructions increases productivity and decreases errors.
The employee wears AR glasses for order picking with augmented vision. When wearing these glasses, they can see a simulated pick list overlaid on actual pick locations. The worker is guided by visual and aural signals to locate, retrieve, scan, and complete each order. Continuous barcode scanning with computer vision and context interpretation with AI produce streamlined workflows for completing jobs.
The Concept of Pick-by-Vision
This emerging method of warehouse picking, also known as vision picking, helps order pickers by projecting guided visual cues on their Head-Mounted Displays (HMD) during the picking process. If there is a mistake, it is reported so that the picker can fix it right away. This prevents pickers from incurring expensive mistakes.
Due to its hands-free order-picking method and capacity to increase worker productivity, vision picking is quickly gaining acceptance. Pick-by-vision in distribution centres or warehouses can increase efficiency by 25% while reducing picking or putting errors.
This system leverages augmented reality to map the locations of the products and the quickest path to get there. This greatly increases picking accuracy and reduces the likelihood of picking mistakes. Additionally, it lessens travel time, which makes up around 50% of picking time.
A smooth picking process not only increases the effectiveness of the warehouse's supply chain but also increases personnel's capacity for rapid task completion.
Vision picking increased picking speed in warehouse operations by an average of 37% as compared to pick-by-paper procedures.
Following advantages when pick by vision technology is incorporated into your warehouse management and order management systems:
Quicker picking pace.
Reduced picking errors and early error discovery, if any.
The quickest path to the product shelf offers the most effective navigation.
Faster and more efficient order picker training.
Enhances individual security in the warehouse.
Helps pickers using audiovisual aids.
Flexible systems that may change to meet demand requirements.
Quick inventory reconciliation.
Gives pickers a digital pick list that identifies the removal box, and signals the system after a successful pick has been made.
How does Pick-by-Vision work
By removing the need to switch back and forth between the paperwork and the inventory, hands-free, heads-up display warehouse solutions, such as smart glasses, give visual and audible signals that can significantly enhance picking speed and reduce picking errors.
Because the glasses provide visual clues for where to go and what to pick, warehouse and e-commerce staff no longer need to be familiar with the facility or the inventory.
Voice-picking technology is frequently included in smart glasses, enabling users to enter data such as weights and quantities and to navigate the device by voice commands.
This gives pickers the best of both worlds and is hands-free by avoiding buttons that might be burdensome and lead to unintentional keystrokes that result in errors.
You should combine your picking technology with an order management system (OMS), eCommerce storefront, or inventory management software (IMS) to route orders effectively.
The integration of WMS and picking systems provides real-time accuracy and visibility.
The item is placed in a designated bin when the correct item and quantity have been chosen, and the picker is then given instructions on what to do next. Machine learning-based picking technology can offer optimum pathways so that pickers can complete several orders simultaneously without going backwards.
As the picker walks, an order or batch of orders is delivered via smart glasses with augmented reality capabilities.
The employee is subsequently directed to a destination by smart glasses utilising straightforward, easily recognisable, and colour-coded visuals.
Out of Stock
If the item is out-of-stock, the picker records it using buttons or voice commands on the smart glasses and, if appropriate, obtains smart replacements.
The smart glasses quickly alert the picker if something was incorrectly selected so it may be fixed.
The picker scans the item's barcode or the location's barcode to confirm the selected item and the amount displayed on the glasses.
The picker then enters weights and accepts quantities using the built-in microphones, and bluetooth-connected barcode scanner or uses the scanning functionality of the smart glasses.
During this process, if the picker is having any form of issues or problems with thier forklift or warehouse equipment, or is not able to understand any instruction as shown, they can levarge remote guidance support to ensure the task at hand continues.
Advantageous of Pick-by-Vision
Reduced Error Rates
Devices display a picture of the item being searched for in the field of view, and automatic double-checking can be completed fast, for instance using automated product recognition, storage location recognition, etc.