The way to get products from a factory to our homes is a complex one. To make this process fast, cost-effective and free of error is the objective of any trade or business. With the availability of AR & VR technology, many new vistas have opened up for transforming the supply chain function.
VR and AR can do predictive modeling
The big distributors and retailers like Amazon have their manufacturing sites, warehouses, and distribution centers. Some have overseas facilities also. If the managers are not present at one site, still they keep themselves upgraded by using AR/VR technology. They could have a real-time gaze at any site and anytime to ensure the system is running as planned.
VR can improve the order-picking process
The fast-paced employees at DHL are using AR to picking orders to make it faster and foolproof. By using smart glasses, they can better see that where the order took items could best fit in their cart. Smart lenses also give updated order picking list for the whole time and guide the most suitable routes to their warehouses. This technology has decreased errors and has improved the order picking speed.
VR can make the deliveries faster and efficient
VR could be helpful by over imposing the instructions directly without being physically there for the order deliveries. The drivers would be able to see the alternate available routes, heavy traffic flow areas, and blocked roads. Through VR/AR, the orders could be encoded with easy to scan images for solving the issues for un-loaders and drivers by keeping them well informed about the weight, content, and order handling instructions.
AR/VR will ensure the secured deliveries
It can ensure the secured delivery of orders if the scanned picture of the customer is stored in the database so at the time of delivery the VR and the facial recognition technology would make it easier to ensure the security of the delivered order.
Customers and the trends of AR VR
An app was launched by Ikea in 2012 that enabled the customers to see the items in the store with the help of using VR technology. Ikea has released Ikea place now that enables the customers to get any kind of furniture available in the catalog of Ikea. The customers use their phone camera, see the item in a way as they are right just in that room.
In a nutshell, the supply chain process could be improved greatly with AR & VR technology by enhancing the business quality, productivity, and pace.