Facility Manager? How Augmented Reality Technologies Will Reduce Costs

Searching for technology trends for the next 5 years (2017 – 2022), relevant for global facility management, with one goal in mind – reducing costs, we’ve found that facility managers should pay attention to augmented reality technologies.

According to DHL’s latest Logistics Technology Trend Radar, augmented reality (AR) is about to blur the lines between the digital and physical worlds in a way that dramatically changes the way corporate logistics is being planned, processed, and executed.

For example – AR Powered Warehouse
Imagine warehouse employees wearing smart glasses, navigating them to the right spot where specific packages need to be picked and scanned (barcode), all that while being integrated into the warehouse management systems.

Benefits
Efficiency improves dramatically – shortening processes and time, error-free processes.
Faster warehouse employee training – everything becomes so easy.
Language flexibility.
Reducing overall costs.

Results
According to DHL, they’ve tried AR technology via smart glasses for order picking and achieved a 25% performance increase.

About:
RedCamel Solutions Ltd. provides customized online research services for corporate real estate & facilities teams.

Facility Manager? 5 Technology Trends you want to Pay Attention to in the next 5 years

We’ve recently conducted a research for a VP Global Facility Management of a large multinational company. Our task is detecting technology trends that might be relevant for global facility management in the next 5 years (2017 – 2022).

About the research
It is based on the anticipation of Gartner, The World Economic Forum, PWC, DHL, UPS, and other reputable Tech Analysts and Futurists.

The results

Here are 5 technology trends (out of a list of 30) that we’ve found that facility managers should pay attention to:

IoT (Internet of Things)
Virtual & Augmented Reality
Cloud Based Services
Sensor Technology
Collaborative Robotics

About:
RedCamel Solutions Ltd. provides customized online research services for corporate real estate & facilities teams.