Digital acceptance checklists with smart glasses

In light of an innovation-backed Vlaio project, Iristick smart glasses were trialed as a first in the airfreight industry. Together with our partners Aviapartner and Air Cargo Belgium, two proof-of-concepts were developed and tested last year aiming to innovate the airfreight industry with the help of smart glasses. As this project has come to an end, we’re taking a moment to look back at all things accomplished.

The goal of the project came down to finding a more efficient way to accept, check and handle shipments at BRUcargo with the help of smart glass technology. The first proof-of-concept focuses specifically on digitizing the acceptance checklists for damage control and shortage, while the second proof-of-concept was designed to innovate and improve the current operational processes. In this regard, multiple manual tasks were automated by automating the label recognition module.

Aviapartner warehouse operator wearing Iristick smart glasses for cargo handling

For both proof-of-concepts, the Proceedix digital work instruction software platform was implemented, allowing warehouse operators to work completely hands free. Equipped with a barcode scanner and voice commands, Iristick smart glasses seemed highly valuable for the two processes described above. Next to providing guidance for complex workflows, a shorter learning curve was experienced with the complete execution being 100% paperless and directly sent to the cloud. It goes without saying that the digital and dynamic work instructions were made available in the blink of an eye, embedding a first-time-right approach for these complex logistic workflows.

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Published on Mar 30, 2021