Picavi Installs the World's Largest Collection of Smart Glasses in Intralogistics


Picavi, an award-winning provider of intralogistics wearable solutions, announced today that Neovia Logistics now uses 85 of the company’s Smart Glasses by Picavi for order picking at its warehouse in Greenwood, Indiana. In addition Neovia has purchased another 100 Smart Glasses for future global rollouts. With this implementation, the 3PL service provider has the world's largest utilization of smart glasses in intralogistics. Neovia is achieving further efficiency gains with the Picavi Cockpit, a new smart application within the Picavi ecosystem. Neovia uses Picavi solutions to handle the processing of motorcycle components and retail merchandise for its internationally renowned motorcycle client at their Greenwood facility.

Neovia,a leading third-party global logistics provider, has been working with Picavi's smart glasses since 2019. With the latest expansion of its smart glasses fleet, the company now utilizes the hands-free approach of the pick-by-vision solution for order picking at their Greenwood facility. In addition, Neovia has acquired a worldwide location license from Picavi, which will allow the glasses to be used at all Neovia locations in the future.

Neovia has been able to increase their work efficiency by 15 percent after implementation of the smart glasses.

"With the Pick-by-Vision solution we have seen significant productivity improvements in our warehouse picking processes," says Larry Olson, Director Global Business Technology Solutions. "The simplified visual guidance for users also saves us up to 60 percent of our training time and has helped improve our overall outbound order accuracy.”

Picavi Cockpit guides users through the process

Neovia relies on the Picavi Cockpit for the administration of its entire collection of smart glasses. The new business intelligence solution has features to generate smart data as well as provides administration and maintenance of the pick-by-vision glasses. Among other things, the integrated mobile device management simplifies the training for new employees. The Screen Cast function allows the real-time display of the glasses to be projected onto a monitor or tablet. This allows trainers to illustrate work steps,especially for new employees. In addition, Neovia uses the Cockpit tool for analytics. Application parameters and KPI’s are collected via sensors on the smart glasses and then optimized with the Picavi Cockpit.With this new tool, Neovia has been able to identify issues and enhance their use of their smart glasses.

Pick-by-Vision increasingly in demand worldwide

The Neovia order for Picavi smart glasses highlights the increasing demand for the Pick-by-Vision solution in the North America logistics sector. The German logistics start-up, founded in 2013, took this development into account last year with the establishment of the U.S. subsidiary Picavi U.S., Inc. This has strengthened customer-specific support for North America and business development from their location in Chicago, Illinois.

Picavi GmbH

Picavi's Pick-by-Vision solution enables consistent visual guidance via data glasses when picking goods in intralogistics. The use of the innovative application maximizes productivity in warehouses and minimizes the error rate. The warehouse workers have both hands free for their primary work, picking the goods, thanks to wearing the data glasses.

Picavi was founded in 2013 and has been offering its market-ready Pick-by-Vision solution for warehouse management since 2015. The company's headquarters are located in the Aachen technology region. Numerous large, internationally active companies from a wide variety of industries are already using Picavi products in their day-to-day business.

An extensive network of service, integration, technology and sales cooperations supports the 30 employees in their work for customers. Picavi is one of Glass's close partners. The data eyewear manufacturer has been on the market with the Glass Enterprise Edition 2 model since spring 2019. In order to continuously improve their glasses, both companies rely on a constant exchange of knowledge, which creates synergies thanks to the combination of their respective key competencies.

The revolutionary approach to the design of order picking has already been rewarded with a large number of accolades, including the IT innovation prize in the industry & logistics category of the "Initiative Mittelstand" (medium-sized business initiative) in 2016. As a member of the BundesvereinigungLogistik (German Logistics Association) and other industry organizations, the logistics specialist is an integral part of the dialog in intralogistics.

More information: picavi.com

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