Zebra Technologies Corporation (Zebra), a commercial digital solutions developer, has announced that French logistics services provider Geodis has deployed its wearable mobile solutions to improve operational efficiency.
Zebra has reported that, since January 2022, Geodis has deployed more than 2,900 Zebra TC21 mobile computers and RS5100 Bluetooth scanners to help digitise its loading and unloading operations.
Geodis has claimed to operate in nearly 170 countries, including five business areas of supply-chain optimisation: freight forwarding, distribution and express, contract logistics and road transport.
“Dock operator user feedback has been very positive,” said Sébastien Faivre, technical and performance director, distribution and express, Geodis.
“Our new, lighter handheld solution reduces operator fatigue, and the RS5100 finger scanner is more comfortable to use, improving user performance.”
To increase operational efficiency, the logistics provider expressed a need to migrate from a Windows to an Android platform and, after a consultation with Zebra partner, logistics technology company IER, Geodis selected Zebra’s TC21 Android touch and its RS5100 Bluetooth scanner.
“This wearable mobile solution has delivered quicker, efficient and accurate operations,” said Stéphane Loyer, transportation and logistics director, France, Zebra.
“Across France and Europe, Zebra and its partners are creating digital solutions, enabling transportation and logistics customers to meet the growing demands of e-commerce to optimise their front-line workers and achieve their business growth objectives.”
The logistics firm previously used a Windows-based Zebra WT40/WT41 mobile solution and the MC3200 handheld terminal.