As a logistician, you are jointly responsible for ensuring the availability of goods. The products must be at the right time, in the right place and in the right condition. In order to achieve this, many parameters must be observed and controlled.

Digitalisation such as “smart warehousing” is currently on everyone’s lips. But how can the new digital technologies really save costs?

Selected Issues

Parking bay monitoring and optimization

The parking bays for loading and unloading trucks are one of the most important points in your warehouse, and often a rare commodity. But how many parking bays does your warehouse need to operate as efficiently as possible? What is the utilization of the existing parking bays? And how long does a truck park there on average? If the parking time of each truck is measured by sensors, these questions can be answered. The data can be consulted when planning new warehouses, but also to optimize the utilization of current warehouses.

Warehouse and indoor climate monitoring

The general indoor climate and the air quality in warehouses and recreation rooms are decisive for the long-lasting quality of the stored goods and the work performance of employees. If values such as temperature, humidity and CO2 content are too high or too low, product quality can suffer and people have difficulty concentrating, resulting in more frequent errors. If these data are measured and visualized in real time, it is possible to react accordingly. Products maintain their quality and employees perform better, resulting in greater efficiency.

Cold chain monitoring

For some product groups, e.g. meat and medicines, you are obliged to document an uninterrupted cold chain. In order to be able to assess hazards and risks, the temperature of the products should therefore always be monitored during transport and storage. With sensors that send their data to a server twenty-four hours a day, temperature and other parameters can be stored, analysed and automatically documented. If a defined maximum value is exceeded, alarms can be stored that indicate anomalies in real time. In this way, gaps in the cold chain can be detected and quickly remedied, and you save a lot of effort in documentation

Risk area monitoring

Without electricity and water you cannot run a warehouse for a long time. Disruptions in supply are usually associated with high losses, as the warehouse is at a standstill for the time being and goods may spoil. Sensors on electricity and water meters, or sensors to detect unexpected water levels, help to detect potential disturbances at an early stage and point them out preventively. In this way, losses are reduced and warehouse operations are not delayed.