DPD - Logistics Picking


The Challenge Faced

In late 2006 express parcel delivery company DPD Ireland approached VisionID about introducing a new high-performance mobile computer and scanner system for its 66,000 sq ft central distribution hub and warehouse facility located in Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

The objective was to optimise the use of warehouse operators in extreme environments and link into their existing wireless network.

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Solution Overview

As authorised Zebra partners VisionID were quick to respond with the WT4000 which is designed for warehouse and distribution customers that require hands-free operation. Worn on either the wrist or the hip, Symbol’s WT4000 series of wearable mobile computers allow users to move freely and scan data, access business-critical information, and accurately perform data entry in real-time.

For maximum flexibility, Symbol’s new wearable mobile computer also offers headset support for voice picking. Worn on the hip or wrist, the device brings an IP-54 sealing rating and can survive drops to concrete from as high as 4-feet (1.2-meter). The device itself runs WinCE 5.0 Pro on a 520MHz Intel XScale PXA270 processor and packs-in 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 1.2, and 2.8-inch QVGA display with backlight. Fortunately, it weighs a relatively light 11.2-ounces (320.3-grams) with battery to keep fatigue to a minimum.

“DPD chose Symbol’s wearable mobile computers from VisionID because they offered all of the features needed to connect our people in real-time and drive our business expansion…” DPD Ireland

Return On Investment

With on-line parcel Track and Trace, their unique Customer Despatch System (CDS) and a range of technology-driven products, peace of mind is an absolute necessity for all DPD clients. The integration of the Symbol WT4000 ensures DPD stay on top with the most up to date technology available and ensures prompt, accurate data and picking information to all warehouse and dispatch personnel.

About DPD

DPD Ireland leads the field in next day parcel delivery throughout Ireland, with 38 regionally based depots and a 66,000 ft central sorting Hub in Athlone, Co Westmeath. DPD Ireland also offers a range of quality services to Great Britain, Europe and Internationally.

DPD Ireland customers enjoy award winning service and a customer-focused approach that is reliable, speedy and professional. DPD Ireland delivers to both business and private addresses, serving all urban and rural areas, a truly nationwide service.

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What our clients have to say

VisionID’s remote training session was well organised, and delivered with the highest level of professionalism. All of our questions were answered, and the follow up to the training was excellent. Looking forward to future training events.”- Michael, Sanofi


“VisionID helped us significantly improve our warehouse operations by enabling us to capture data and feed it into our ERP in real-time. After a consultation and Wireless Site Survey, VisionID implemented a secure wireless network for real-time data capture using Extreme Wireless infrastructure and Zebra MC9200 mobile computers. We now have improved inventory control and increased productivity within our warehouse.” – Stella Glavin, IT Manager

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging

“We trust VisionID for all of our printing and scanning needs. VisionID supply us with the best in class scanning and vision systems from Cognex, these systems are used to ensure product traceability throughout the plant, and really are an invaluable asset when it comes to production. The support offered by VisionID’s professional service team is second to none, they offer us both remote and onsite maintenance for all of the technology that they deploy” David Lally, Buyer-Engineering, Boston Scientific Galway.

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