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Purely analog logistics is not fit for the future

A technological paradigm shift is currently taking place in many areas of logistics, and digitization and artificial intelligence will be the first to break through.
E-3 Magazine
April 14, 2020
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There is no question that digital technologies are changing internal logistics. Efficient route planning or the predictive maintenance of machines and vehicles with artificial intelligence (AI), goods transportation with autonomous driverless transport vehicles, trucks and drones or blockchain for a transparent supply chain - a technological paradigm shift is currently taking place in many areas of logistics.

The basis for this is provided by the latest IT developments in both hardware and software: with increasing storage capacities and higher computing speeds thanks to powerful processors, more and more data can be processed faster and faster using sensor technology and image capture, for example.

Robotic process automation (RPA) and AI methods and processes enable optimal, self-organized reactions in real time with automated computing processes.

How far these developments have progressed and how the software companies have already integrated the latest technologies into the functional scope of their IT products will be presented by the international providers of software solutions for logistics at Logimat in Stuttgart from March 10 to 12.

AI applications such as machine learning and neural networks can be used to create patterns and calculate probabilities from large amounts of data using appropriate algorithms, which would otherwise be almost impossible to determine.

The software simulates a large number of different processes and variables in real time, compares the analysis results with each other and thus initiates the optimum solution.

Across almost all system levels of intralogistics software, exhibitors at this year's Logimat will be showcasing systems, functionalities and tools that use AI methods and processes to increase the transparency, efficiency and flexibility of company processes.

Inform, for example, is coming to Stuttgart with a cross-industry and cross-system system platform for industrial transport logistics. The cloud-based platform SyncroSupply Central is designed to offer shippers, transport companies and retailers numerous added values without the need for complex integrations.

NOTE: Logimat 2020 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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