HOW AUGMENTED REALITY ENABLES BUSINESS EFFICIENCIES AND OPTIMISATION IN THE LOGISTICS SECTOR
As the logistics sector strains under the pressure of increased supply chain demand and labour shortages , one solution is the adoption of digital tools . In this Q & A , Percy Stocker , EVP , AR , Americas , TeamViewer , highlights how wearables and Augmented Reality are helping to increase efficiencies , improve the employee experience and enable business optimisation across the sector .
What are the key challenges that CIOs and their teams in the logistics sector are experiencing ?
The challenges are two-fold . This market is experiencing a significant labour shortage . During the pandemic , people stayed at home more and had government incentives to do so to ensure they were safe , but that has created a challenge for all companies , including those in logistics , for accessing the right talent and having people out in the field fulfilling orders .
In addition , while some industries have seen a drop in demand , this is not true of logistics . Supply chains have been strained to the most extreme in recent years . The combination of that increased demand – of fulfilling everything without being present in person – plus the labour shortage are probably the biggest challenges right now .