How AR can be used in Shipping and Logistics
BY KAYLA NOBREGA
DHL compiled an in-depth analysis on different use cases for Augmented Reality in the Shipping Industry, but nothing was ever implemented. After review, it is found that the below mentioned applications/concepts can be designed and implemented on Microsoft HoloLens, or on a tablet.
1: Augmented Reality – Shipment Tracking
Customers can keep track of their delivery using an AR app. Using interactive 3D images as well as animated 3D info-graphics, you can provide your customer with the means to
better understand the delivery process.
2: Augmented Reality – Pick-by-Vision, A Paperless Solution
Using a HoloLens, or a tablet, scan the barcode on any delivery package to have access to AR-displayed information as to what it is inside. This can be used in warehouse operations, as well as throughout the process of delivery. This solution removes the need for paper.
3: Augmented Reality – Loading the Container
Scan the packages that need to be loaded into the container and let the AR Engine guide you to packing it in the most efficient and space-effective way. This helps save time as the optimized packing solution is shown to you within minutes of scanning all items.
4: Augmented Reality – Delivery Check
The customer scans the delivered package barcode once the shipment is delivered. This confirms the delivery has been received by the customer. An animation will be displayed.
65: Augmented Reality – Quality Control
AR will analyse if the box is damaged in any way and will red flag it. This indicates that the box needs to undergo further inspection for damages to be assessed.
To have a further look at DHL’s analysis of AR in the shipping industry, find their PDF here.