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The Material Handling Institute (MHI) is the nation’s largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association. In their 2015 MHI Annual Industry Report prepared with Deloitte, they highlighted several Supply Chain Innovations that they indicate are key to helping supply chains meet the demands to be better, faster and cheaper. One of the top eight innovations cited as a growth area is Wearable and Mobile Technology. The report cites that only about 25% of the Supply chain has implemented Wearable and Mobile Technology. The 5 year compound annual growth rate estimate for this technology is expected to be over 20%. This is great news for BlueStar, its customers and Vendor Partners!
BlueStar is the leading global distributor of solutions-based Automated Data Collection and Mobility. One of BlueStar’s key product lines is Honeywell Scanning and Mobility. BlueStar is positioned to help our Value Added Resellers support the end users in implementation of this technology to help the Supply Chain. One of the key Honeywell products includes a new wearable device, the Dolphin 70e Wearable with a ring scanner. This innovative product builds on the rugged enterprise class Dolphin 70e which successfully marries the size, style and usability of a consumer device with the reliability and longevity of a traditional rugged hand-held. Adding purpose-built wearable accessories to this Dolphin 70e creates a new approach to enabling hands free operations. The large display, flexible touchscreen keypads, and WEH 6.5 architecture allow existing applications to be deployed hands free. Add a corded or Bluetooth Laser or Imager Ring scanner and you have a hands free computing solution, designed specifically for small parts picking, large package handling, sortation, truck loading… any time two hands are required.
BlueStar also supplies the complete line of Honeywell Mobility products, with the CN51 and CN70 devices targeted for transportation and logistics, the 99GX, 99EX, CK3 and CK71 targeted for Warehouse and Logistics, and MX7 targeted for Warehouse and freezer environments. The product line also includes many vehicle mount computers, scanners and printers for use in the Supply Chain. For more information or to discuss specific requirements, contact the Honeywell BDM team at 859-371-4423 x 3218 or Honeywell@bluestarinc.com.
To read the full report, go to https://www.mhi.org/publications/report