Wednesday 7th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

Škoda turns to ‘smart glove’ to boost logistics

Car manufacturer Škoda, part of the Volkswagen group, is introducing a “smart glove” with built-in scanner into its logistics operations.

Škoda ‘smart glove’ for logistics“Nowadays, logistics is an important economic and competitive factor which contributes considerably to a car manufacturer’s success,” said Jiří Cee, head of Škoda Brand Logistics.

“At Škoda, we therefore continuously test cutting-edge technology 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,” he said.

The device 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.

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 3,000 members of staff in its logistics operations.