- Wearable devices such as scanners are becoming ubiquitous in warehouses that provide pick, pack and shipping services. The devices range from ring barcode scanners, smart glasses and glove scanners that allow warehouse workers to be more productive and facilitate communication, according to a report by ABI Research.
- Wearable scanner shipments are expected to reach nearly 22 million units by 2021.
- Glove scanners provide tracking information and assist in quality control matters. Ring scanners rely on a barcode that updates data via a wearable computer.
Wearable technologies continue to usher the supply chain into the tech age, following along with new, always on devices such as robotics, automatic ID tags drones and automated vehicles.
The benefit of adopting technology is certainly that it helps with efficiency. But putting forth more tech-enabled jobs will help to attract millennials to the industry.