Warehouse & Logistics

Warehouse & Logistics

Learn how the HoloLens facilitates your warehouse management process.
We truly believe in its power to change the way warehouse & logistics is done.


Use cases

HoloLens used in Warehouse & logisics industry

The HoloLens opens a whole new spectrum of opportunities for the warehouse & logistics industry. Some pioneer companies have already discovered the potential of the HoloLens. Take a look.

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Ikea: Altitude picking support

Ikea, the world’s leading home furnishing retailer, has many distribution centers all over the world, where forklift picking is one of the main daily tasks. Forklift picking on higher altitude is difficult as the operator doesn’t have a good view on the exact position of the fork.

Solutions

Creating new, innovative solutions

The HoloLens allows for closer collaborations, even if you are on the other side of the world. It enables employees to leverage digital twins, to train new employees faster than ever, to improve efficiency… With HoloLens, the possibilities are endless.

Instant problem solving with Remote Assistance

With HoloLens and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Remote Assist, your on-site employees can instantly receive support from remote experts. This significantly improves efficiency and reduces costs.

Automatic barcode scanning

Instead of manually having to scan every barcode, you can now use the HoloLens for instant barcode scanning. By simply looking at the different products, the HoloLens instantaneously detects and ‘reads’ all barcodes, highlighting the ones you need.

Keep your hands free to do your job

You use gestures, voice or even gaze to interact with the HoloLens. That means you don’t have to use a physical component like a computer mouse or a keyboard. This implicates that your hands remain free to do your job.

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Order picking 2.0

When working in large warehouses, order picking can be hard. Especially when demanding targets have to be met. The HoloLens presents a great opportunity to assist operators in warehouse picking activities.

Quality control with computer vision

As the HoloLens is equipped with multiple cameras, this portable smartglasses device can leverage computer vision technology to optimize your day-to-day activities. Here are a few examples of how computer vision can improve efficiency and minimize the error-rate:

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HoloLens - Step-by-step guidance

New employees getting work done from day one

The HoloLens is of great asset when training new employees, or when introducing new systems to employees who have been at their job for years.

Altitude Picking

Order picking on high altitudes can be a real challenge: employees are unable to clearly see the movement of the reach truck, which not only causes physical complaints but also takes it longer to finish the job and can cause rack damage.

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Digital twins

The HoloLens is able to display representations of machinery, systems, installations, and so on. There are many benefits of using digital twins in your manufacturing plant. Read the article to discover the most significant ones!

Resources

If you are looking for more information

Whether you are looking for more information to go through with your team or you have some specific questions to be answered… we’ve got you covered!

Download HoloLens Value Canvas

Download our easy step-by-step guide for implementing the HoloLens in your organization. Discover what smartglasses are, why we focus on the HoloLens, how it provides added value to your business, and learn how to get started by answering all the questions on the canvas.

Book HoloLens workshop

Let’s identify new business opportunities! Depending on your needs, we offer four different workshops. To provide the best experience, we always adapt our workshops to your industry or business in specific.

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We offer the following four workshops: 

  1. Discovery Online
  2. Discovery workshop
  3. Ideation workshop
  4. Dynamics 365 workshop

Get started with the smartglasses guide

Discover the possibilities of smartglasses for your business. Our Smartglasses Guide covers:
  • Introduction to smartglasses
  • Why we focus on the HoloLens
  • HoloLens 1 vs. HoloLens 2

Good to know

Some useful facts for you

All the above information might leave you with some practical questions. That’s what this segment is for!

Buy or rent HoloLens 2

Interested in buying a device? Check out the Microsoft website. For those who don’t feel like buying one yet, at Mr. Watts, you can rent a HoloLens for €250/month, with a contract that can be cancelled month by month.

Easy cleaning of the HoloLens

Your HoloLens device can easily be cleaned with 70% isopropyl alcohol. The brow pad can be cleaned with antibiotic soap, or can be replaced entirely. Every user could for instance have its own brow pad, or a new brow pad can be attached after a certain period of usage. Buy extra or new brow pads here.

HoloLens 2 specs & certifications

The HoloLens is certified for use as protective eyewear, with an IP50 rating for dust protection in construction zones, for instance, and it conforms to the basic impact protection requirements of ANSI Z87.1, CSA Z94.3 and EN 166.

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Connect to WiFi, 4G or 5G

Even though one of the biggest strengths of the HoloLens is the fact that it’s actually a standalone untethered computer that can be used in the field, for some use cases, where cloud computing or integration with other platforms is needed for example, you need to Leverage WiFi, 4G or 5G .

Luckily, with HoloLens 2, you can connect to a WiFi network or you can leverage the USB-C port to connect to a 4G, 5G or LTE dongle.

HoloLens 2 Industrial edition

Microsoft heard strong demand for HoloLens 2 to operate in environments that have rigorous requirements or are regulated by industry certifications. In the semiconductor and pharmaceutical industries, operators require a device that meets particle emissions standards to enter and operate in their highly controlled clean room environments. In the energy sector, operators need a device that can function safely in potentially hazardous environments,…

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