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Bosch Connected Industry
Nexeed Track and Trace
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Logistics Success Stories

Transparency throughout the supply chain

Find out how Nexeed Track and Trace systematically optimizes customers’ supply chains.

Data analytics boost logistics value for Lineas and customers

Location: Europe | Tracking focus: railway wagon tracking

Lineas
Picture: Lineas

Challenge

  • Customers require information about ETA, delays etc. at short notice
  • Wagons cannot be tracked independently from trains
  • No information about whereabouts of wagons if taken out of regular circuit by third party
  • Missing connectivity of IT systems for customer requests and transport planning

Our approach

  • Step one: 1,100 wagons equipped with IoT devices for higher transparency
  • Step two: further 1,500 wagons to be digitalized with new solar-based gateways by end of 2020
  • Automatic location identification of wagons and their standstill times
  • In-depth data analytics identify challenges in the system and make them transparent
  • Increased transparency of bottlenecks for higher efficiency of routes and wagon fleet performance

Benefits

  • Increased transparency and efficiency of wagon fleet
  • More than 40% higher capacity utilization
  • Significant cost and time savings in maintenance thanks to better planning
  • Precise tracking of wagon location and standstill times
  • Improved customer service/experience and new business models

Optimization of material flows in multimodal transports at Kuehne + Nagel

Location: Europe | Tracking focus: multimodal inbound flows for the automotive industry from supplier to OEM / TIER

K&N
Picture: Kuehne + Nagel Group

Challenge

  • No transparency across the entire inbound supply chain due to high number of players
  • Externally invisible damage caused by shock or temperature during transport is not detected
  • Optimization measures are only possible in individual parts of the supply chain
  • High communication effort between the individual actors due to lack of transparency

Our approach

  • Real-time tracking shipments and their condition at defined milestones across all stakeholders
  • Integration of the generated data via interface into the Kühne + Nagel system

Benefits

  • Optimized logistics procedures thanks to greater transparency of transport processes
  • Damage to goods can already be attributed to specific incidents during transport
  • Process optimization through proactive provision of all package information on one platform
  • Interfaces from Nexeed Track and Trace to the customer system enable shortened response times thanks to defined alarm functions

After completion and evaluation of the pilot phase, Kühne + Nagel will decide whether Nexeed Track and Trace will become a new Kühne + Nagel automotive standard logistics product.

Transparency for the optimization of load carrier circulation with OEM at Rehau

Location: Europe | Tracking focus: plant-plant; OEM supply

Rehau
Picture: Rehau

Challenge

  • Lack of transparency regarding the position of high-priced, company-owned, reusable load carriers
  • Deficiency management and unplanned investments to ensure delivery capability

Our approach

  • Real-time localization of reusable load carriers at all involved locations (DE, AT, HU and CZ) and during transport
  • Digitization of load carriers
  • Depiction of the productivity of assets through standard reports with Power BI

Benefits

  • Reduced search effort and cross-plant coordination
  • Real-time position information; inventory at the push of a button
  • Early information as soon as load carriers leave the cycle
  • Scheduling optimization
  • Process optimization -> planned/actual comparison
  • Definition of the load carrier circulation factor based on tracked load carriers -> planned/actual comparison

Monitoring of transport drums and material at Rehau

Location: Germany | Tracking focus: plant to external suppliers

Rehau
Picture: Rehau

Challenge

  • Missing position transparency of transport drums and material
  • No interface to external suppliers

Our approach

  • Localization in real time of transport drums and material across multiple production stages
  • Digitization of material information and transport drums

Benefits

  • Low search efforts and cross-plant coordination
  • Product information from the manufacturing process
  • Optimized drum disposal based on condition (full/empty)

Electronic container evidence in real time in innight express at nox NachtExpress

Location: Germany | Tracking focus: Trucking between customer and nox sites

nox
Picture: nox NachtExpress

Challenge

  • Customers demand reliable proof of the whereabouts of the loading equipment
  • Manual bookings and time-consuming inventories of customers' loading aids
  • No transparency about the current actual total inventory

Our approach

  • 4000 containers equipped with sensors and gateways installed at nox branches and selected customer sites
  • Digital and automated report of the loading equipment inventory for the customer
  • Real-time overview of the actual number of loading aids
  • Data Analytics based on real material flow data

Benefits

  • Reduced manual search, booking and inventory efforts
  • Avoid claims through resilient proof of the stock of loading aids
  • Optimization of the disposition of loading aids through real-time overview at customer and nox locations
  • Analysis and optimization of the logistics network based on extensive tracking data

Multimodal transport transparency for Panalpina

Location: worldwide | Tracking focus: multimodal transport route

Panalpina
Picture: Panalpina

Challenge

  • Securing expensive and time-critical airfreight processes

Our approach

  • Real-time tracking of multimodal transports from supplier (Europe) to customer (USA), including truck and air cargo
  • Reliable tracking of events for process-critical shipments at relevant milestones, e.g. loading onto aircraft

Benefits

  • Reaction times shortened from 6 hours to 3 minutes
  • 20-50% reduced manual search efforts
  • Improved logistics processes thanks to transparency of time-critical transports

Transparency of special containers in mechanical engineering at TRUMPF

Location: Europe | Tracking focus: inbound, plant-plant, intralogistics

Trumpf
Picture: TRUMPF

Challenge

  • High coordination and localization efforts for special containers and assets
  • Additional process costs due to missing assets (not in place where needed)
  • High inventory level caused by lack of transparency in plant-plant and supplier processes

Our approach

  • Tracking and monitoring of “intelligent” containers at critical milestones (supplier, plant, hub, warehouse) and during transportation (truck)
  • Real-time overview of containers for better position determination and coordination
  • Data analysis of historic container movements for supply chain optimization

Benefits

  • Identification of potentials to reduce throughput times, working capital and asset inventory
  • Less search efforts and plant-plant coordination
  • No unnecessary container purchases
  • Insights into ineffective and inefficient logistics processes

Transparency of milk runs at BSH Hausgeräte

Location: Europe | Tracking Focus: external plant suppliers

BSH
Picture: BSH Hausgeräte

Challenge

  • High coordination and localization efforts for individual trucks
  • Reaction to delays is only possible once they occur

Our approach

  • Hardware installation on trucks via Plug&Play
  • Real-time tracking of trucks
  • Analysis of historic movement data of trucks
  • Asset data provided for SAP-TM / SAP-EM systems

Benefits

  • Improving logistics processes by creating a transparent supply chain
  • Reduced reaction times in case of unexpected events during transportation
  • Increased efficiency in yard management

Transparency of manufacturing tools in Bosch’s Waiblingen plant

Location: Europe | Tracking focus: intralogistics, service providers

Bosch Plant Waiblingen

Challenge

  • Lack of transparency regarding the location of tools within the overall process

Our approach

  • Real-time localization of “intelligent” tools in closed loops with service providers

Benefits

  • Search times reduces thanks to transparent internal processes
  • Less handling and coordination efforts with suppliers/partners due to external process transparency
  • Fast reactivity in case of deviations
  • ROI < 1.5 years

Process optimization goods receipt for Bosch’s Buehl plant

Location: Germany | Tracking focus: Inbound

Bosch Plant Buehl

Challenge

  • Integration of suppliers into RFID-based goods receipt process

Our approach

  • Plug&Play of RFID processes at suppliers
  • Provision of pairing devices with direct cloud connection to suppliers
  • Pairing on pallet level via optical scan of label barcodes and RFID tags
  • Pairing enables connection of supplier information with EDI documents for automated identification and booking of shipment at goods receipt

Benefits

  • Reduction of manual handling efforts at goods receipt of up to 30% (incl. follow-up processes)
  • Optimized goods receipt processes
  • Onboarding of new suppliers < 1 day
  • No IT integration required for suppliers thanks to use of existing labels

Transparency over JIT transports in plant-plant logistics for Bosch Rexroth´s Lohr plant

Location: Europe | Tracking focus: JIT transport, plant-plant logistics

Bosch Plant Lohr

Challenge

  • Production downtimes due to delayed material delivery
  • Safeguarding material flows in plant-plant logistics

Our approach

  • Tracking of JIT transports between the plants in Lohr (Germany) and Škofja Loka (Slovenia)
  • Reliable monitoring of localization (GPS) and environmental parameters (temperature and humidity)

Benefits

  • Improvement of logistics processes by creating transparency over time-critical transports
  • Condition monitoring of goods during transport
  • Increased planning security and guarantee of just-in-time deliveries
  • Faster response times in the event of delivery delays

Real-time tracking of time-critical shipments in Bosch´s Reutlingen plant

Location: Europe | Tracking focus: plant-plant, intralogistics

Bosch Plant Reutlingen

Challenge

  • Lack of transparency regarding the position of time-critical shipments between the manufacturing site and the logistics warehouse

Our approach

  • Real-time localization of shipments at relevant milestones within the delivery chain

Benefits

  • Overview of the current location of all time-critical shipments at a glance
  • Contribution to ensuring timely deliveries
  • Avoid expensive special deliveries to customers
  • Prevent costly searches; increase responsiveness
  • ROI < 1 year