XPO Logistics Pilots Intelligent Inventory-Picking Technology in France

LYON, FRANCE — Jan. 8, 2020 — XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, is piloting a new intelligent technology in France in collaboration with Zebra Technologies. XPO and Voiteq, a leader in voice-directed solutions, have developed an inventory-picking application for the Zebra HD4000 enterprise head-mounted display, which helps employees work more productively. XPO is the first logistics company to test the technology in France in real-life warehouse operations, following a successful pilot in the UK.

The HD4000 provides a real-time, field-of-view display that, in combination with Voiteq’s voice solution, allows timely communication of inventory locations and other essential information. This improves speed and accuracy by keeping employees informed in real time while freeing them to focus on more important tasks. The technology is also easy to reprogram for changes in operations.

Richard Cawston, Managing Director, Supply Chain – Europe, XPO Logistics said, “We are pleased that our input has been instrumental in adapting Zebra’s HD4000 to the logistics environment. By leading with pilots in Europe, we are committed to further supporting our employees in the workplace, while helping our customers improve the efficiency of their supply chains.”

“At the start of every Zebra product’s design journey, we consider the requirements that affect front-line workers to gain efficiency with ergonomic improvement,” said Thierry Vasseur, Central Region VP and Sales Director, Zebra Technologies.  “We have worked closely with XPO Logistics and Voiteq to adapt the solution to XPO’s warehouse environments and ensure that the HD4000 aligns with XPO’s expectations for widespread process efficiencies.”

XPO invests approximately $550 million annually in innovation. The company has a global technology organization of 1,800 professionals focused on applying cutting-edge thinking to commercial practices.


ABOUT XPO Logistics and XPO Logistics Europe

XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a top ten global logistics provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company operates as a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets in 30 countries, with 1,531 locations and approximately 100,000 employees. XPO uses its network to help more than 50,000 customers manage their goods most efficiently throughout their supply chains.

XPO's corporate headquarters are in Greenwich, Conn., USA, and its European headquarters are in Lyon, France. The company conducts the majority of its European operations through its subsidiary, XPO Logistics Europe. The remaining stock is traded as XPO on Euronext Paris ­- Isin FR0000052870. europe.xpo.com


Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers the front line of business in retail/ecommerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, healthcare and other industries to achieve a performance edge. With more than 10,000 partners across 100 countries, we deliver industry-tailored, end-to-end solutions that intelligently connect people, assets and data to help our customers make business-critical decisions. Our market-leading solutions elevate the shopping experience, track and manage inventory as well as improve supply chain efficiency and patient care. Ranked on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for the last four years, Zebra helps our customers capture their edge. For more information, visit www.zebra.com or sign up for news alerts. Participate in our Your Edge blog and follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook

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