Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Smartphone sensors revolutionizing logistics  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN Press - 20/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN Press) A new study conducted by DHL, the world's leading logistics provider, has found that technologies originally designed for consumer electronics can be increasingly used in the goods industry. This marks a complete reversal of past practices in which new technologies were initially applied in business and migrated to private uses only later, according to the Trend Research team at DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation. The trend report "Low-Cost Sensor Technology" shows readers how technologies like Microsoft's video-game camera Kinect, smart watches and NFC (near-field communications) technology can be incorporated into logistics



"The success of Smartphones and tablet PCs has created a situation in which employees have better technology for personal use than they do for business needs," says Dr. Markus Kckelhaus, Director of Trend Research at DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation. "But they expect to have the same standard of technology at work. For this reason, we think companies have to step up and put Smartphone sensors in particular to work in logistics.



Tablet PCs and Smartphones contain a large number of sensors that recognize our surroundings. For some time now, it has been possible to measure acceleration, position or light with these devices. The technologies contained in them can also be put to use in logistics. These applications can include recording the arrival time of shipments in parcel centers as part of tracking and tracing services, pinpointing the shipment's exact location and updating their status on an online platform



DHL has also successfully tested two other application areas. Two concepts used to measure pallet volume have been developed on the basis of sensor systems also found in Microsoft's Kinect. During testing, measurements made by depth-sensing technology have proven to be 50 percent faster than those performed with past technology. Other potential uses include fill level measurements for containers and trucks as well as the monitoring and documentation of freight damage



Reasonably priced sensors hold a special appeal to the logistics industry because network-development investments are generally associated with high costs. But the economies of scale produced by the mass production of sensors offset these costs. Above all, customers will profit from this new approach: Volume measurement will make it possible to better utilize means and networks of transport. Furthermore, CO2 emissions could be lowered as a result of optimal loading, and eventual freight damage can be better documented



Other potential uses of consumer-electronic technologies and technical details can be found in the trend report "Low-Cost Sensor Technology." The report is available for download at www.dhl.com/lowcostsensor. The study is based on the overarching Logistics Trend Radar (www.dhl.com/trendradar). DHL uses the Trend Radar as a way of identifying future issues that could have a major impact on the logistics industry


About DHL – The Logistics company for the world
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and "The Logistics company for the world". DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 55 billion euros in 2013.

 


MENAFN Press




  MENA News Headlines
 Dec 21 2014 - Qatar welcomes Saudi King initiative on EgyptKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The State of Qatar on Saturday welcomed the initiative of the Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz for improving the Qatari-Egyptian relations.Qatar responds ...

 Dec 21 2014 - Bahrain, Jordan monarchs discuss ties, regional issuesKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa discussed with visiting King Abdullah II of Jordan ways of boosting relations between the two countries, as well as the ...

 Dec 21 2014 - Kuwait- His Highness the Amir congratulates Saudi King on successful initiativeKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Saturday sent a cable to Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to congratulate him on the ...

 Dec 21 2014 - Egyptian Pres. receives Qatari, Saudi envoysKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Egyptian President Abdulfattah Al-Sisi discussed here on Saturday with Chairman of the Saudi Royal Court and the King's envoy Khaled bin Abdulaziz Al-Tweijri and ...

 Dec 21 2014 - Saudi Arabia welcomes thaw in Egyptian-Qatari tiesKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The Saudi Royal Court issued a statement Saturday evening welcoming the improvement of the Egyptian-Qatari ties as a result of the initiative of Saudi King ...

 Dec 21 2014 - Italian PM does not rule out military intervention in LibyaKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Saturday that he does not rule out the possibility of military intervention in Libya under an international framework in ...

 Dec 21 2014 - Italy, Egypt agree to boost military cooperationKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Italy and Egypt signed Saturday a joint statement on boosting the military cooperation in preparation for a bilateral agreement in the defense field.The joint ...

 Dec 21 2014 - Bahrain detains 5-member terror cellKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Bahrain Terror Crime Prosecution Chief Attorney General Ahmed Al-Hamadi said Saturday that five people have been remanded in custody pending investigation in ...

 Dec 21 2014 - Kuwait- His Highness the Amir sends congratulatory cable to Qatari peerKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Saturday sent a cable to Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to congratulate him on the ...

 Dec 21 2014 - Kuwait- His Highness the Amir sends congratulatory cable to Egyptian Pres.Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Saturday sent a cable to Egyptian President Abdulfattah Al-Sisi to congratulate him on the ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help