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Škoda adopts smart glove to improve logistics

Steve Rogerson
September 13, 2016

A smart glove is helping Czech car maker Škoda improve its logistics.
Like a traditional scanner, the glove can capture data, but in one simple action and without any additional device. This allows goods to be registered quickly and easily. In addition, workflow becomes more ergonomic for the user: data collection or material testing are incorporated into natural hand movements.
With the ProGlove industrial glove, the company says it is focusing on innovative future technology to improve logistics.
“Nowadays, logistics is an important economic and competitive factor which contributes considerably to a car manufacturer’s success,” said JiÅ™í Cee, head of Škoda brand logistics. “At Škoda, we therefore continuously test cutting-edge technology in order to improve the day-to-day work of our employees. The intelligent ProGlove helps our team to work more quickly, more efficiently and with virtually no errors.”
The ProGlove is an electronic glove with a built-in scanner designed to improve work in logistics. This smart glove underwent an endurance test, which convinced the company that is was worthwhile.
“ProGlove proved itself to be ideal for series production and has been used in our logistics ever since,” said Cee.
The smart glove is designed to make day-to-day work easier and quicker for the wearer. The device shows, for example, whether the right part is being used and whether production steps are being correctly followed.
Using the intelligent glove, codes can be read both vertically and horizontally. The code is then confirmed using the activation button on the index finger. The code is confirmed either by a sound or a vibration therefore preventing an incorrect code from being scanned.
Škoda Logistics employs more than 3000 people who plan and ensure successful delivery of worldwide brand logistics.