How VR will drive supply chain

Virtual Reality is one of the fastest growing disruptive technologies. At the cusp of industry 4.0, enterprises are keenly using such innovative tech to provide enhanced solutions. With the arrival of consumer-friendly and affordable headsets or virtual reality glasses, VR tech has gone mainstream.

Supply chain management is one of the many fields that VR is revolutionising. Excerpts from the recent Deloitte report on ‘Utilizing virtual reality to drive supply chain innovation’:

VR can improve supply chain management in four main areas:

  1. product and process design
  2. data and process visualisation
  3. employee collaboration
  4. experience-based learning

VR is of big interest to companies with complex product development process and a need to globalise their collaboration. This is mainly because VR for enterprises simplifies or enhances an existing process rather than introduce a whole process. Furthermore, hardware and software capabilities in the tech have improved greatly, leading to easier adoption.

Deloitte recommends enterprises to begin with small pilots to test and validate applications that could have immediate benefit and scalability.

For example, VR can be used to superimpose important information directly onto the windshield. Without glancing at a handheld device, drivers can see alternate routes, blocked roads and traffic snags. Information about the load can be seen without the need to stop, climb into the back of the truck, and see what’s going on. For example, a driver carrying a temperature controlled load can see if there’s an issue with the thermostat and if the temperature is approaching a predetermined danger zone.

‘As VR applications continue to expand and prices continuously decrease, the VR market alone could reach up to $48.5 billion by 2025.’

Primary potential benefits of VR

A primary value driver for organizations is VR’s interactive visualization capability. Companies are starting to leverage the technology within their design organizations to enhance CAD functionality and engineer employee engagement. The VR-enhanced designs allow for visualization capabilities previously unavailable; this allows product engineers, architects, and designers to rapidly shift through multiple designs and evaluate them on the spot. Automotive OEMs and large construction firms are partnering with design software companies and VR hardware manufacturers to create these immersive experiences.

 

 

 

Future of enterprise management

Virtual reality can drive true transformation in supply chain and operations. However, like every major change, it requires a strategic approach to begin deploying within a company. Leaders need to understand that shifting toward a completely new, virtual environment mandates a shift in culture toward innovation, openness, and collaboration.

The blog is a rewritten excerpt from Deloitte.

Images courtesy: Deloitte

 

Shaping future minds

Disruptive technologies like Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are changing the face of enterprises as we know it. Appearition is constantly working towards educating young minds in these technologies and making them future ready.

Appearition along with our partners Real Time Learning and Epson was a part of a day-long session to educate kids between the ages 9 and 12 and provide an overview to their parents on Extended Reality (XR) (which covers the spectrum from AR to VR) – what is it all about and how one can use it.

The event was organised by ANZ bank for the children of staff over the school holidays in support of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) workshops.

Sujanth and Brendan of Appearition provided guidance through the day, supporting hands-on learning with AR and VR.

A learning curve

Epson’s Dwayne Williams brought Moverio AR headsets to enable kids to experience AR. Several kids and their parents learnt in detail about the basics of the technology, its application and benefits.

‘Students experienced Virtual Reality and were amazed to see virtual structures outside of the gadget. We believe that when students get acquainted with these technologies, it helps provide a better understanding of potential careers when they grow up,’ says Brendan Ridge, Solutions Specialist, Appearition.

This is one of the many EdTech outreach programmes that Appearition has been championing in the recent times. We hope to inspire a lot more in the days to come.

Enterprise Reality

Appearition in association with TiE, Chennai will host an Exclusive seminar on ‘Enterprise Reality’

We have Mark Sage, Executive Director, AREA and Rod Smith, Platform Sales, Appearition talking on AR trends and Change Management.

The session will be moderated by Vivek Aiyer, Founder-CEO, Appearition.

Come, join us for an evening of discussion on AR and Change Management!

Send us an email to register for the event – info@appearition.com 

 

Digital Transformation: Who, why, when and how

Splunk Inc, global leaders in database and analytics recently conducted an all-day event called SplunkLive at the Palladium, Crown, Melbourne. Over 700 companies from three streams – namely Security, IT Operations and industry-specific attended.

Appearition is constantly working towards enabling our customers to stay ahead in their game with our robust and agile solutions. As Splunk’s innovation partner, we were part of the networking conference that explored the implementations of Splunk solutions around Application Monitoring and Security.

Digital Transformation

At the cusp of Digital Transformation, enterprises are looking to adopt technologies that enhance their functioning, without disrupting existing workflow. ‘The customer journey session was pretty insightful to know from an enterprise perspective. Such sessions provide the pulse of what customers are looking for,’ says Albert Kalaja of Appearition. ‘Time and again, such events enable us to better provide bespoke solutions to our customers.’

By 2020 the new information generated per second for every human being will approximate amount to 1.7 megabytes. In other words, over 44 zettabytes of data will exist. Database management and automation of analytics seem to be need of the hour for enterprises.

With its ability to convert complex logs to visual graphs and reports resulting simplified analysis, reporting and troubleshooting, Splunk will be one of the tools that companies should have in their armoury to function successfully in the digital era.