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Logistics is like the backbone of consumerism. This is the actual channel which connects the buyers with the sellers. But with time as more orders are placed, more products need to be shipped every day. This is where AR Logistics Support comes in.
The Physical Internet
The term Physical Intenet was first coined by Dr. Benoit Montreuil. He is the Coca-Cola Material Handling & Distribution Chair and Professor and Co-Director Supply Chain & Logistics Institute. He proposed an idea that Physical Objects should move around the way information moves around on the Internet. But how can we do it?
We need to make the physical objects more standardized and also ensure that they share common channels. This way the entire Supply Chain System can be built upon a Modular Structure. Moreover, the system will need IT to support all the individual elements and ensure that they are working in a synchronized manner.
Trucking is widely used to move products along the supply chain. But there are various problems with Trucking. Leading Truck Companies, Volvo Truck global, and PACCAR, have already started working on automating their trucks. Moreover, NVIDIA and Uber are also deploying their resources to develop automated trucks.
The Trucking scene is also cursed by the shortage of long-haul drivers. As E-Commerce is booming, more and more products and goods are shipped on a daily basis. Similarly, the downtime for a regular long-haul truck can delay the shipment of goods by months.
The problem with downtime can be solved using AR. Using AR, it is possible to conduct video conferences between remote experts and less-experienced mechanics at the dealership’s repair factory. Secondly, AR can be used to document what a mechanic sees as he repairs a Truck. this video documentation can later be used for internal sharing.
What are your thoughts on the issue of using AR for Logistics Support? Share with us in the comments section. In the meantime here is a quick blog on Augmented Reality Car App For Maintenance.