Supply chain digital twins in logistics
Ripples IOT is pleased to announce the successful deployment of digital twins in logistics warehousing operations for a leading provider based out of East Africa. Our solution involved integrating the cloud-enabled logistics software, supply chain visibility, customer service portal, fleet management, inventory tracking, workforce safety, and invoicing systems. The logistics-4.0 solution comprises smart devices, cold chain traceability solutions, gateways, data visualization tools, and logistics ERP software that gives the industry a 360 view of operations using digital twins in logistics.
They can also create exact virtual layouts of warehouses and distribution centers. This allows companies to rethink how new designs could enhance activity without damaging current logistics operations. With recent advancements in warehouse technologies such as automated robots, counting systems, forklift tracking, goods-to-person picking, and automated storage and retrieval equipment, companies can combine data generated from these systems to improve physical warehouse layouts while increasing worker productivity. Deploy real world digital twin solutions to help warehouse managers with data driven decision making, which helps to improve warehouse operations and utilisation of warehouse spaces.
Digital twins in logistics to enhance customer service
What is digital twin in logistics? As an example, our customer, who is transforming into a smart logistics provider is now able to offer value-added services to their clients, who are in the manufacturing and warehousing management. The raw material components are stored at the bonded warehouses in trolleys, which are filled with bins according to shipments from suppliers and production demands.
The digital twin in logistics uses an intelligent inventory group tracking concept, the smart manufacturing department is now able to schedule the shifts accordingly. The production team is able to visualize the status of trolleys being filled up, as and when the inventory fills up through shipment from component manufacturers globally using digital twin in logistics.
“In the logistics industry itself, digital twins will extend the benefits of IoT already being applied today. They will bring deeper insight into the planning, design, operation, and optimization of supply chains, from individual assets and shipments to entire global supply networks” – DHL
Besides, the 10,000 sq feet factory warehouse deployed our Indoor positioning system to locate raw materials and production flow with 5-meter accuracy and that improved the staff productivity immensely, as many a time, wrong products were sent to the shopfloor, apart from the tendency to misplace inventory, tools or removing them without approval slips. The digital twin value chain helps improve collaboration.
Digital twin in warehouse logistics for optimising inventory
Inside the production floor, the logistics operator provided intelligent storage racks that detect filled and empty slots, which improved the warehouse inventory utilization and shopfloor monitoring using a digital twin. The Bluetooth Low Energy / 4G enabled tracking ensured the constant monitoring safe journey of sensitive and high-value cargo from the seaport to the bonded warehouse and the need to store them at optimal temperature and humidity. Realtime sensor data visualization dashboards were provided to the operations managers to monitor these transit conditions on a 24 x 7 basis using digital twin in logistics
Warehouse digital twin technology
What is digital twin in a warehouse? Often, in the case of high-value and perishable goods, food, beverages, life-saving vaccines, etc, there is also the need to monitor the storage environment. CO2, Indoor Air Quality, Ambient light, Volatile Organic Compounds, Temperature, and Relative humidity can also be monitored and the abnormal values sent as e.mail or text messages through our digital twin in logistics data visualization tools.