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We are the Motion-Miners GmbH from Dortmund. Making easier for companies to perform analyses regarding efficiency and ergonomics for process optimization.

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Motion-Mining® in Fashion Logistics

Process analyses with Motion-Mining® at HUGO BOSS

In winter 2017, HUGO BOSS joined forces with MotionMiners GmbH to test our Motion-Mining® technology for analyzing manual work processes. HUGO BOSS is the first company from the fashion industry that has used this technology to evaluate its potential for itself. As part of the joint project, the warehousing process at the Wendlingen location was analyzed for the B2C sector (e-commerce).

Two issues were considered as part of the project. Firstly, three storage carts were compared with each other in terms of the handling effort involved and with regard to ergonomic aspects. Secondly, the general flow of the current system-guided putaway process was analyzed and evaluated on the basis of key figures.
In order to answer these questions, movement data of the employees:ines and storage carts were recorded with the help of sensors over a period of four weeks. A test group was formed from employees who took part in the recording of the processes during their daily work.

Due to the random selection of a sensor set, the recording was completely anonymous, so that no employee reference could be established. Selected storage carts were used on different days.
The following key figures were determined from the recorded data using Motion Mining® technology: Travel times (with and without trolleys), clearing times, other handling times (for the most part these are accounted for by search and sorting times), as well as waiting times and special processes. In addition, the time and effort involved in handling the storage carts was also determined. Of particular interest here was how often the cart has to be moved by the employee during a storage process and what effect the weighing has on the handling heights and process times.

In this way, an objective database was created on the basis of which the storage process could be evaluated. This database was supplemented by manual observations. Based on this database, a utility analysis of the storage carts was carried out, from which a preferred cart type could be derived from an ergonomic and performance-based point of view. These were supplemented by suggestions for improvements in the design
and use of the carts. For the storage process, we were also able to measure the unproductive part of the search and sorting times that result from system-guided storage. On this basis, we were able to draw up a recommendation for a change in the putaway process.
With these recommendations, HUGO BOSS is currently carrying out initial tests to adjust the ergonomics of the putaway carts. A change in the putaway process is also being evaluated in order to further improve productivity in the process.