Wearable scanners improve warehouse productivity by over 30%


A VDC Research Whitepaper concludes that substantial productivity gains have been realised by organisations investing in wearable scanning solutions and estimates that the global investment into wearable barcode scanning will increase by 27 percent in 2022.

The study points out that organizations are voicing a need for better barcode readability and accuracy. These key drivers become increasingly visible in scan intensive workflows, evident in lager operations with 50,000 stock keeping units. The whitepaper ‘Benefits of Hands Free Flexibility’ was drafted on behalf of ProGlove.

Research Confirms Productivity Gains from Wearable Scanning 

Wearable barcode scanners leverage their benefits in activities such as picking, packing, shipping, or stock counting. VDC Research confirms the agility, improved productivity, and enhanced worker satisfaction as some of the most important benefits of wearable barcode scanners. Key average improvements include order fulfilment speed 32.3 percent, order fulfilment accuracy 30.9 percent, returns management 29.9 percent, receiving operations 28.3 percent and picking & packing accuracy 27.2 percent. 

Investment in Industrial Wearable Scanning Solutions to Increase 27% in 2022

The VDC Research study revealed that the success of these solutions is motivating existing adopters and their peers to increase investments in wearable scanning solutions – across all form factors – by 27% in 2022. Hardware performance, network and software configurations and the ease of use are the three top considerations organisations need to assess when investing in wearable barcode scanning, the study points out.

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