Immersive technology in the supply chain

An article on Information Age refers specifically to augmented reality in the supply chain and its speeding up of processes within the supply chain. It references research by Gartner. Gartner’s full report, The 2019 Top Supply Chain Technology Trends You Can’t Ignore, can be found here.

The eight technologies are explored with one of those being immersive technologies:

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies have long been touted as the next big thing.  The author claims that mass adoption has always seemed to be on the horizon but that this may be about the change, according to Gartner, due to the emerging possibilities these technologies could have in supply chain operations.

“In supply chain, organisations might use AR along with quick response (QR) codes and mobile technology to speed up equipment changeovers in factories,” said Titze. “Immersive user experiences will enable digital business opportunities that have not yet been fully realised within global supply chains.”

Read the full article on Gartner’s supply chain technology trends here.


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