Talk title: Exploring the Impact of Environmental and Human Factors on Operational Performance of a Logistics Hub
Davide Aloini, Giulia Benvenuti, Dulmin, Peter Gloor, Emanuele Guerrazzi, Valeria Mininno and Alessandro Stefanini
This work aims to explore environmental and human factors affecting productivity of warehouse operators in material handling activities. The study was carried out in a semi-automated logistic hub and the data collection has been conducted using wearable sensors able to detect human-related variables such as heart rate and human interactions, based on a smartwatch combined with a mobile application developed by the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. Preliminary analysis has shown that the interaction among the warehouse operators and the team leader significantly affect productivity.