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AUGMENTED REALITY: Insight into Smart Glasses in Warehouses and Distribution Centers

Providers of voice solutions see potential for smart glasses as multi-modal devices that can support a combination of voice, vision and scanning, says Roberto Michel. He explains how smart glasses can be used in DCs, as well as where augmented reality technology is headed.  READ MORE @ Supply Chain Management Review

Amazon Files Patent for Augmented Reality System in Distribution

The Supply Chain Digest editorial staff question how Amazon could claim this invention. Augmented Reality (AR) in distribution generally involves associates wearing smart glasses that provide visual guidance for accomplishing certain tasks. But other companies such as 3PL DHL and a number of technology vendors have been developing real AR applications for a number of years before the [...]

WMS, SCM or ERP: Which Is Best for 3PLs?

Logistics companies looking for warehouse management software face a perplexing number of options from warehouse management systems, to supply chain management suites, to enterprise resource planning suites. This article examines the functional breadth and depth of each software category. READ MORE

4 Strategies Suppliers Use to Handle Reverse Logistics

"Everyone is feeling the pain of returns," Joe Hsu, director of solutions at Optoro, told Supply Chain Dive. "If anything, suppliers have it the worst. They have all the stuff coming back through the retail and e-commerce channels, plus the goods coming back from wholesale customers.” READ MORE

Four Truths About DC Robots, Jobs and Warehouse Execution

Many articles about the impact of robots in the distribution center include predictions of large-scale job losses for human workers, says SupplyChain 24/7. While “Robots Replace People” is an attention-grabbing headline, the truth is far more complicated. When will robots take over the entire DC operation? READ MORE

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