Silk Contract Logistics operates across a range of sectors, including retail and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), light industrial and food and dairy, providing a tailored approach to wharf cartage, warehousing and distribution. With 21 warehouses spread across Australia, Silk Contract Logistics has deployed a suite of Zebra’s warehousing solutions.
The Enterprise Asset Intelligence solutions that the third-party logistics company deploys include Zebra’s mobile printers and wearable computers equipped with voice-directed picking software TekSpeech Pro. With these visibility solutions, Silk Contract Logistics aims to increase offerings to its customers, provide better safety to staff, improve functionality and efficiency, and enhance its service profile for its clients’ future use.
The WT41N0 wearable computer screen can be used to display images of goods or complex identifiers such as serial numbers (in non-barcode format) that are not efficiently conveyed in a voice-only system, while ring scanners allow workers to handle material with both hands.
TekSpeech Pro has the capability to combine functionalities of a camera, display screen, location services and RFID. Silk Contract Logistics is the first enterprise in Australia to deploy this solution.
“We’re always looking at ways to lean on technology to enhance the warehouse experience, particularly for staff and clients,” said Matt Hannah, chief information officer, Silk Contract Logistics. “With Zebra’s wearable technology and voice-directed TekSpeech Pro software, our staff are now able to adopt a ‘hands-free’ approach on the warehouse floor – increasing accuracy and improving safety during the picking process.”