Bosch Connected Industry
It’s time for pragmatic real-time logistics!
The future of logistics lies in the connected supply chain. When it comes to profitable implementation, however, many companies face considerable challenges. Our pragmatic real-time logistics approach meets these challenges in an agile way, ensuring fast results with tangible added value.
IoT technologies like sensors, software and services generate real-time information that facilitates the work routine of logistics experts. Step by step, the entire material flow becomes fully transparent. We rely on comprehensive experience from our own sites and warehouses, and from successful customer projects.
Pragmatic real-time logistics always focusses on the user story: we start with the major pain points, from research efforts, scanning and booking processes to loading procedures for multimodal transports and empty forklift runs.
Our solutions help logistics experts to manage assets and objects in real time. However, logistics 4.0 is not limited to technological innovation. We aim to make complex logistics processes lean and transparent. This requires easy implementation, standardized interfaces and a quick ROI – with tangible added value for employees and companies.
Digital Supply Chain
No utilization data
of logistics assets
Smart production should avoid the luxury of load carriers that are not working to capacity.
Is the load carrier en route, loaded with material or just standing around on the shopfloor or in the warehouse? Whoever can answer these questions accurately, is already one step closer to optimum asset capacity. Nexeed Track and Trace accompanies this journey. Thanks to real-time data and a clear visualization, the degree of use of every single load carrier is depicted at a glance.
in case of delays
Delays in the supply chain inevitably cause problems – and a lot of stress for logistics staff.
Predictive real-time planning
Nexeed Track and Trace uses real-time data from the supply chain to prevent delays. Material or load carriers equipped with sensors continuously update the cloud with their current position. Alerts inform logistics staff about incidents and deviations from planned procedures, so that they can react faster, more flexibly and avoid stressful firefighting.
in case of wrong insertion
Filling supermarkets is prone to errors.
Clear assignment thanks to real-time data
If products are inserted into the wrong supermarket lane, quality is at risk – a situation that must be avoided. Put-to-light signals show where the products belong. If a mistake does happen, the software instantly gives feedback, allowing the employee to correct the fault immediately.
Supermarket space requirements
on the shopfloor
The less material is stored on the shopfloor, the more space there is for value-adding activities.
More space for production
With the Stock Management module of Nexeed Intralogistics Execution, the supermarket becomes intelligent – and can be downsized significantly. The software knows exactly when a box has been taken from the close-by warehouse and can trigger the order and its transportation automatically. This results in higher transparency. But above all, it creates more space for actual production.
of autonomous transport systems
There is no uniform market standard available for autonomous transport systems to date. Different vehicles cannot communicate with each other, which makes an optimum collaboration impossible.
Interoperable data hub
Intralogistics subsystems such as AGVs are often controlled by different software applications and are not able to communicate with each other. This leads to conflicts in planning and executing transport orders. The Transport Management module provides a remedy and creates an interoperable IoT data hub with interface integration by connecting different systems.
In intralogistics, statically defined routes and unnecessary stops cost time and money every single day.
With the Transport Management module of Nexeed Intralogistics Execution, both the number and frequency of milkrun trains can be reduced. An intelligent algorithm calculates the optimum transport routes by taking the settings such as one-way streets or further tours into account. Orders can thus be planned and executed flexibly and more efficiently.
In internal logistics, forklifts are not used 80 percent of the time. This offers great potential for cost savings.
Optimum utilization thanks to real-time data
The Fleet Analytics module of Nexeed Intralogistics Execution offers logistics staff a live overview of vehicles, routes, transports and stock. The experts can see whether forklifts are loaded, where the vehicles are located, and immediately identify stops and inconvenient routes. Optimum utilization further helps to avoid costly new investments.
due to manual procedures
Manual search, booking and inventory procedures are not a lot of fun – and often lead to significant delays in logistics processes.
Hardly any industrial sector loses as much time and money through manual procedures as logistics. However, real-time data and software can quickly increase efficiency and offer employees consistent support. With Nexeed Track and Trace, search, inventory and materials management efforts can be reduced by 75% thanks to real-time data of assets and deliveries.
because of oversized asset stock
If too many logistics assets are available, the need for storage space also increases – and leads to significant space problems.
Thanks to real-time management, Nexeed Track and Trace makes sure that all assets are utilized to capacity. Logistics staff can see at a glance where which logistic asset is located and whether it can be used for the next transport orders. In parallel, the higher transparency also makes it possible to reduce the number of available assets and storage space.
for materials and assets
Where is a specific package or the required logistic asset to be found on the factory premises? Without a precise overview, warehousing can quickly become chaotic. Searching for lost materials and assets is time-consuming and nerve-racking, especially when under pressure.
Fine localization on the factory premises
Real-time data is indispensable to know where a specific package or asset is located on large premises. This data can be easily generated by attaching sensors to materials or assets and using gateways for critical areas. This way, Nexeed Track and Trace provides a clear overview of both external and internal supply chains.
False loading can have far-reaching consequences – for both the sender and the recipient.
Automatic loading check
A deliver is en route on the wrong truck? Thanks to Nexeed Track and Trace, this is a thing of the past. Loading carriers can now be recorded at each gate on arrival and departure, which reduces the error susceptibility significantly. The different booking steps are also automatically done in real time – and facilitate fault-free transport.
Lack of transparency and quality control
of maritime cargo
Has the ship already left the port with the right containers on board? Are the containers loaded with the right freight in the first place? How did the freight fare during loading and unloading and on the high seas?
Multimodal container tracking
Nexeed Track and Trace creates transparency regarding the freight’s whereabouts and condition. Sensors and gateways record loading and unloading in the port, as well as incidents during transport, such as increased humidity, exceeded or undercut temperature. As soon as a mobile signal is available, this data is transmitted to the logistics staff. This way, the whereabouts and quality of freight can be tracked much better, even on the high seas.
Lack of transparency
about whereabouts of trailers
Up-to-date information on the stock, whereabouts and utilization of loading units helps save costs and makes planning more efficient.
Trailer tracking in real time
Where is a certain trailer or swap body located? Is the loading unit currently in use or is it standing around idle? The position of trailers is difficult to determine if they are empty and not coupled to a truck. The real-time overview of Nexeed Track and Trace provides a remedy: The individual trailers are equipped with gateways that transmit their position to the cloud – and make it possible to trace their current location at any time. This facilitates scheduling, helps to anticipate bottlenecks and optimize the degree of utilization.
Inefficient fleet management
in rail freight transport
Railway companies place vast numbers of freight cars on the rails every day. It is crucial for efficient fleet management to always know where these cars are.
Freight car tracking in real time
How to keep an eye on a huge fleet of freight cars? And how can railway companies increase their efficiency without a large amount of effort? The answer lies in real-time tracking: By equipping each freight car with a tracking device, the entire fleet can be easily managed. The position data for each individual freight car are regularly transmitted and clearly displayed. This ensures better utilization of freight cars and thus increases revenue.
The digital supply chain overcomes challenges
Up to 80%
less research, inventory, booking and scanning efforts.
higher utilization of logistics assets such as forklifts.
Up to 70%
increase in used capacities for milkrun transports on dynamic routes.
higher availability of tour load carriers: no need for new investments.
less time needed to collect status data and coordinate material flow processes.