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

Talk abstract:

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.