Recently, the German Red Dot Design Awards officially announced the global winners of 2021. The intelligent handheld operation terminal “Cainiao LEMO PDA” independently developed by Cainiao has greatly improved the efficiency of logistics operation by means of the reconstruction of logistics production tools, and won the Red Dot Design Award.
The Red Dot Award is known as “the Oscar of industrial design” and is one of the most influential and well-known design competitions in the world. The winning works are recognized as the symbol of industrial design innovation in the world and will become the vane of similar global product design in the future.
The handheld PDA is the core operation terminal of the logistics industry, which is used in the scene of all the goods inventory that needs to be carried out in the logistics full link. But the traditional PDA is like a “big brick” : large volume and weight, inconvenient to carry, affecting the efficiency of workers; The function operation is complex, and it takes a long time to get started. And the price is expensive, many small and medium-sized enterprises can not afford. Therefore, manual processing is still dominant in commodity inventory.
Cainiao LEMO PDA lowers the threshold of digital transformation of logistics operations. After workers enter the warehouse, tasks are directly sent to LEMO PDA. Based on acoustic and photoelectric technology, workers in the warehouse are guided to complete picking, replenishment and other tasks in the form of vibration and light flashing.
In terms of product form, the smart terminal is lightweight, reducing the old PDA’s 32 buttons to seven buttons, and can last up to 100 times as long for a tenth of the price. After two days of use, a novice worker can achieve the same efficiency as a skilled worker with one year’s experience.
The Cainiao LEMO PDA has been widely used by various logistics enterprises. In the whole logistics link of all commodity inventory, including warehouse entry, selection, quality inspection, inventory, outbound; Inbound and outbound of the express distribution center; Warehousing, shelving, moving and outbound of urban and rural end stations; As well as international air cargo terminal, cross-border import and export warehouse, overseas warehouse, new retail warehouse, etc. Operating efficiency with the Cainiao LEMO PDA increased by an average of 15%.
“With the arrival of 5G technology and the addition of IoT equipment such as Cainiao intelligent terminal, the manual warehouse of logistics has the opportunity to upgrade to a digital warehouse.” Ding Hongwei, chief scientist of Cainiao and general manager of Logistics Science and Technology Division, said that Cainiao, as an Internet company in the logistics industry, is accelerating the transformation of its scientific and technological capabilities into digital products and solutions. “They are not only advanced in function, but also cost-effective in cost. We want to provide universal technology and develop smart devices that small and medium-sized enterprises can afford.”
It is reported that since the “Cainiao electronic face sheet” opened the package digitization, Cainiao has successively launched the robot warehouse, unmanned car, automatic sorting, intelligent station, digital customs clearance and other full-link digital solutions in the IoT technology field, which is the enterprise with the most extensive technology output in the field of express logistics.