According to Digi-Capital’s latest forecast, augmented reality (AR) will constitute an $83 billion market by 2021. While a good chunk of that may go to popular games in the mode of Pokémon GO, AR also can also serve wholly practical purposes and improve logistics.
Among the items covered in the Tech Trends 2017: The Kinetic Enterprise from Deloitte University Press was a look the benefits of mixed reality (MR) offer industry. It enables access to “actionable information to any location where work is done—on site, on the shop floor, or in the field,” and that can take logistical operations to a whole new level of efficiency.
DHL’s report Augmented Reality in Logistics details four areas in which the technology can effectively be applied:
- Warehousing operations
- Transportation optimization
- Last-mile delivery
- Enhanced value-added services
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