Skoda is adopting the ‘smart’ ProGlove industrial glove (also trialled by BMW, as we reported earlier this year) to “facilitate and improve the work of Skoda logistics”, according to the VW Group automaker.
“Nowadays, logistics is an important economic and competitive factor which contributes considerably to a car manufacturer’s success,” said Jirí Cee, head of the brand’s logistics. “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 built-in scanner designed to improve work in logistics. Skoda adopted the smart glove after an endurance test: “ProGlove proved itself to be the ideal solution for series production and has been used in our logistics ever since,” added Cee.
The glove is designed to make day-to-day work easier and quicker for the wearer. In Skoda use it shows, for example, whether the right part is being used and whether production steps are being correctly followed.
Like a traditional scanner, the glove can also 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.
Codes can be read both vertically and horizontally. The code is then confirmed using the activation button on the index finger – either by a sound or a vibration, therefore preventing an incorrect code from being scanned.
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Skoda logistics currently employs over 3,000 people overseeing deliveries worldwide.