Yodel boosts service quality and driver productivity with ProGlove wearable scanners

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UK parcel carrier Yodel is improving visibility, scan control and productivity with the acquisition of 1,000 units of ProGlove’s MARK 2 glove scanners to augment trailer loading and service center sortation.

Yodel has already seen up to a 50% reduction in loading time for drivers on the shop floor with the deployment of MARK 2, which keeps hands free and productive during load and sort operations.

Barcode scanning is a crucial step in the processing and delivery of the 190 million parcels Yodel delivers every year, and shop floor workers handle and scan thousands of parcels each day. According to ProGlove, the MARK 2 scanner can save up to four seconds per scan.

Operators wear the scanner by means of a sleeve on the back of the hand to always keep their hands free for work, unlike a conventional scanner gun or device. The MARK 2 comes with haptic, audible and visual feedback helping flag any scanning errors quickly, sustaining loading speed and guiding quality.

MARK 2 weighs 40g, meaning it is up to 15 times lighter than a traditional barcode scanner, ProGlove says, and the device can scan over 7,000 parcels per shift on one battery charge.

“ProGlove’s technology has been a game-changer for us,” said Carl Moore, chief operations officer at Yodel. “Not only did ProGlove help us increase our service visibility and control of parcels across the business, but it has also reduced the shop floor time of our colleagues.

”The ProGlove team have been great from day one, always on hand to support us and answer any questions and very pro-active on trials. However, the most impressive part of using ProGlove’s technology has been the fact that we could see its benefits almost instantly. There was no complicated integration or countless hours of training required to start using it.”

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