Zebra Technologies Corporation, a global leader in solutions and services that provide real-time visibility into organisations’ assets, people and transactions, has released the Asia Pacific results of its latest Warehouse Vision Study. The global survey compares input from over 1,000 IT and operations warehouse professionals from retail, manufacturing, logistics, transportation, and wholesale distribution sectors across countries – including Australia, China, and India – on expectations for 2015 through to 2020.
The study shows that enterprises are expected to increase the number of warehouses as global online sales continue to grow. Warehouse executives surveyed say they plan on equipping staff with new technologies to meet the needs of increasing shipment volumes.
In response to the industry’s need to increase operational visibility to ramp up efficiency and productivity, Zebra is introducing a collection of products designed for warehousing tasks. The Total Wearable Solutions – the world’s only dedicated family of wearable devices built on the Android™ operating system (OS) – is backed by Zebra Mobility DNA, with hands-free and speech-directed picking that increases user mobility, comfort and accuracy. Compared with traditional speech-only wearable devices, the new multi-modal solution delivers 15 per cent productivity improvements, with a 39 per cent reduction in errors.