RealWear, a provider of assisted reality wearable solutions, has started using its own product, the RealWear Navigator® 520, in its global manufacturing supply chain. This initiative has resulted in improved operational efficiency, cost savings, and a decrease in CO2 emissions.
The integration of the RealWear Navigator® 520 into the company’s manufacturing processes offers supply chain partners a hands-free tool that helps increase safety and efficiency. The headset features a high-definition micro-display and provides real-time access to information, allowing workers to keep their hands free and their field of view clear.
Craig J Wilson, Vice President of Operations at RealWear, shared, “Using our assisted reality wearables in our manufacturing supply chain has allowed our extended supply chain family to conduct remote manufacturing audits, virtual factory tours, and real-time training without the need for international travel. This has led to cost savings, improved productivity, enhanced safety, and a reduction in carbon emissions.”
By minimizing international travel, RealWear has seen financial and environmental benefits. The company has cut costs on plane tickets, hotels, car rentals, and meals, saving $67,500 annually. In addition, the company has saved 63 days of productivity by reducing inefficiencies caused by travel delays and time zone changes. The company’s reduction in air travel has led to a decrease of 41,143 kg in CO2 emissions.
The company’s use of the RealWear Navigator 520 in its supply chain illustrates the potential of assisted reality wearables. RealWear has used its technology to improve operational efficiency and uphold supply chain metrics such as product quality, delivery, and service levels.
RealWear’s commitment to incorporating its own technology into its supply chain shows its dedication to innovation and results.