Scanning the Horizon: How Retail Warehouse Management is shaken into change

Warehousing trend to watch: handsfree order picking

Anyone in the industry can confirm that warehousing is going through a transformation right now. Challenged by the demands of e-commerce, smaller orders and minimal delivery timeframes, warehouses are in need of tools that help them tackle requirements head on. And they're keeping a close eye on the latest technology to help them do so.

A trend to watch

Order picking is perhaps the most important factor in all the above. It's the stage where accuracy and speed are absolutely crucial. Automising this step of the warehouse greatly simplifies the process. However, with most technology putting some sort of device in the hands of the warehouse worker, the process requires a lot of back and forth. So are you looking for the best of both worlds? Then handsfree tech may be the answer.

The tools you need

Newland's BS10R Sepia Bluetooth ring scanner helps keep your hands free. When you have your hands full on warehouse management, package handling and stocktaking, it increases your efficiency and eases your work load. When you have your hands full carrying boxes, it’s within reach without getting in the way.

The ring scanner functions as an extension of your hand, adding a barcode scanner that provides an easy solution for daily tasks. Its trigger button is positioned on the side of the device, making it easy to operate with one hand. Wear it on your index finger, aim, then scan with your thumb. The 360° turning head makes the device suitable for both right-handed and left-handed users. A built-in buzzer and LED give feedback on each scan.

For users that require more elaborate feedback or instant communication, the BS10R Sepia has Bluetooth 4.1 wireless technology. Whether your system runs on windows, Android or iOS and whether you use a tablet, smartphone or one of Newland’s mobile computers, pairing the ring scanner is easy. This allows you to carry the connected device with you and check it. Alternatively, Newland offers wearable solutions, such as with their MT90 Orca, for instant feedback.

For applications that require the ring scanner to connect to a fixed device like a computer, the ringscanner stays connected up to 30 meters from the host. That way, you are free to move around your store or warehouse and ready to take on high demand.