“The display technology consumes little energy and is compatible with e-readers, among other devices.”
Thanks to GPS positioning and geofencing, the display shows specific location-dependent information. In the future, different languages will also be supported. When the shipment leaves the supplier, for example, the system displays the consignment note. When the goods reach the customer, the display automatically reports the unloading point. If required, the deliveries can be confirmed with a signature directly on the display. Employees can also make changes to parts lists electronically. If, for example, it turns out there are fewer goods in the transport container than indicated, the quantity can be corrected. This information is then provided in real time through the IoT cloud platform and is available online or transmitted to the customer’s systems. The display always shows the updated information.
“Paperless Logistics is already attracting great interest from companies where the correct delivery of individual parts plays an essential role in the production process,” explains Chudobba. For example, if a shipping crate reports a severe shock, say on the way from Asia to the final assembly site or vice versa, the mechanical engineers must carefully inspect parts prior to installation. And the solution is being developed further. “For air freight, we are aiming for certification that meets American and European aviation regulatory standards,” says Chudobba. “Goods marked with Bluetooth low energy beacons can be automatically recorded in shipping manifests. And we are currently analyzing whether paperless logistics can support existing RFID infrastructure.”