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XPO Logistics is processing e-commerce orders more than 10% faster after installing barcode scanners with machine vision in some of its UK warehouses.

The scanners have been installed in high-volume e-commerce warehouses to help manage the continued surge in e-commerce orders driven by the pandemic and the peak season.

The fixed-mount, computerised scanners speed-up the reading of inventory data and are more hygienic than shared, hand-held scanners.

XPO selected the Cognex Series 370 technology following pilot programs with major retail customers such as H&M. XPO is also carrying out additional trials with other customers.

Richard Cawston, MD of XPO Logistics supply chain in Europe, said: “We’re constantly exploring new technologies that can enhance the efficiency and safety of our logistics network. Each time we replace a handheld scanner with a fixed-mount camera, we increase throughput by over 10% on average, and the task transfers from person to person touch-free.”