Finnish delivery and fulfillment company Posti has installed 38 Flow Projectors from Prime Vision at two of its sorting centers near Helsinki and Turku that will help speed up parcel sorting. The machines project numbers onto parcels, so employees can see at a glance where to sort the parcels to, making the manual sorting process up to 40% more efficient.
When Posti became interested in the projectors in late 2021, both companies moved quickly. By spring 2022, a pilot was up and running, and by early autumn, the entire project of 38 projectors was functional, in time for peak season.
Posti’s sorting technology lead, Janne Remesaho, said, “The main benefit is that the workers have their hands completely free to do the chute sorting, instead of using a handheld. Another benefit is when the projector shows the same route on multiple parcels, the chute worker can pick them up all at once instead of having to go through them one by one.”
Tommi Rantanen, director of logistics technology and data at Posti, added, “A work instructor who had been working with the Flow Projectors for a few weeks then went back to a normal chute where he had to work again with the handheld. He said that going back to the old way felt cumbersome and kind of unnatural. The muscle memory to just pick up parcels and put them away was so much smoother.”
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