XPO Logistics deploys touchless barcode scanners

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XPO Logistics has deployed 370 touchless barcode scanners with “machine vision” across its operations in the UK, Spain, France, and the Netherlands.

The fixed-mount, computerised scanners speed the reading of inventory data, while replacing existing handheld scanners.

XPO selected the Cognex Series 370 scanners following pilot programs for major retail customers, including H&M. The scanners are installed in high-volume e-commerce warehouses where workers are managing the holiday surge in order fulfilment.

Richard Cawston, Managing Director, Supply Chain – Europe, XPO Logistics, said: “We’re constantly exploring new technologies that can enhance the efficiency and safety of our logistics network.

“Each time we replace a handheld scanner with a fixed-mount camera, we increase throughput by over 10% on average, and the task transfers from person to person touch-free.”

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