International port operators, automotive suppliers or CEP service providers – in times of globalisation, same-day delivery, Covid-19 and a growing e-commerce business, these companies are united by the same question: How can supply chains become smart, more transparent, more connected and thus more resilient? Some examples of intelligent solutions:
The smart container
An important factor for companies in global supply chains are containers and their transport by ships. Sensors are playing an increasingly important role here: they not only ensure the right temperature for refrigerated food transports, they also enable automated transhipment. Installed in cranes, they measure containers, for example, and transmit the measurement data to applications. In turn, DP World, one of the world's largest port operators, has successfully tested the new Boxbay high-bay storage system in a pilot project. Containers are not stacked on top of each other, but are stored in their individual rack so that they can be accessed at any time. This increases efficiency enormously.
Data from the air
Drones can locate vehicles and their cargo. Locating them enables fast and efficient handling processes. Furthermore, they can also be a solution for time-critical deliveries of medicines. But drones are also used in domestic warehouses by automatically recording the stock in the storage and forwarding the data bundled to an application. These examples make it clear: the drone is an absolute all-rounder and has a wide range of applications along the entire supply chain.
“Not only the staff shortages in logistics, but also the high demands on transparency, speed, punctuality and traceability have led to the fact that intelligent supply chains are no longer just a competitive advantage, but essential for the profitability and continued existence of a company.“
“As a networking event for mobility and logistics, we are placing a special focus on the digitalisation of supply chains at Hypermotion Frankfurt 2021. Because this moves both industries.“