Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company implements smart glasses vision picking

Jun 05, 2019

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC), a bottler for The Coca-Cola Company, now uses vision picking using smart glasses at its distribution center based in Thessaloniki, Greece.

To optimize processes, Coca-Cola HBC chose to implement Ubimax solution xPick. The pickers are shown the picking items, picking locations and quantities in their field of view. To confirm they picked from the right location, they scan a QR-Code placed above the pallet with the smart glasses’ camera. This leaves the pickers’ hands free for the actual task. The orders are displayed in a step-by-step manner as Coca-Cola HBCs SAP production system and warehouse management system is connected to the solution. The system is automatically and simultaneously updated about the status of all individual orders.

According to Coca-Cola HBC, in its first month of vision picking implementation, the system has recorded a picking accuracy increase of 99.99% and a picking performance increase in the range of 6% to 8%. Using the Ubimax solution, Coca-Cola HBC has been able to save a higher double-digit percentage in CAPEX compared to the renewal of the former scanner technology.

Coca-Cola HBC is planning to deploy the vision picking technology at two further sites instantly with another five sites planned for this year.