Order picking is one of the essential parts of the value creation chain.
Almost half of all warehouse costs can be attributed to this. In many
places, picking errors can increase these costs even further. Pick-by-
vision provider Picavi aims to improve order picking with a user
interface tailored to the needs of the user. By visualizing items on the
smart glasses’ display, the technology has already led to increases in
picking quality of up to 20%.
In most logistics centers, human workers are still one of the most important
success factors, due to their flexibility and speed when picking orders.
Alongside high productivity, one of the biggest challenges here is keeping
pick quality at a consistently high level. Many logistics centers use order
picking systems to assist workers in their tasks. But many of these methods
only deliver measurable improvements in picking quality when they are
combined with other assistance systems.
Product visualization in the order picking process
Picking errors occur frequently, especially for products that are difficult to
tell apart like screws or other small items. That is why many logistics
centers have images on the storage spaces to help identify the items. But
this is a time and labour-intensive process, especially for fast-growing goods
inventories. Picavi, the company behind pick-by-vision technology, has
integrated product visualization into its process in order to further reduce
error rates in picking. Once the picker arrives at the correct storage space,
they are shown a photo of the right product on the smart glasses together
with the quantity to be picked. This significantly increases process reliability
“Pick-by-vision is like a personal assistant for pickers in their everyday
tasks. We add product images to the user interface, adapting it precisely to
the needs of the picker,” explains Carsten Funke, CSO at Picavi.
“Alongside the greater process reliability granted by the product
visualization, pickers also enjoy much better ergonomics. The pick-by-
vision smart glasses give them everything they need for efficient picking in
a single system.”