20 December Process Optimization in Santa’s Christmas Workshop December 20, 2018 By Gina Wurms logistics |server based|, |Bluetooth Low Energy|, |GPS| 0 In Santa’s Christmas workshop, an asset tracking system makes it possible to retrieve location and movement history of gifts and ensures optimized process flows. At a glance server-based localization of gifts and Christmas sleigh optimal flight path calculation monitoring of transport process Problem Definition In Santa's workshop at the North Pole, countless gifts are wrapped and prepared for shipment by reindeer sleigh in the run-up to Christmas. With the ever-increasing number of gifts, Santa has problems keeping track of all the gifts and making the delivery as efficient as possible. Solution By means of a tracking system, the location of the gifts is determined. The positions of the packages appear on a digital map accessible via app and web interface. Automatically and in real time, the system calculates whether the delivery schedule can be met. In this way, in case of imminent delays, countermeasures can be initiated in good time. Furthermore, the system calculates optimal flight routes and helps to ensure that all required gifts are stowed on the sleigh in the best possible order. Technical Implementation Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons are attached to the gift packages and several infsoft Locator Nodes are installed in the Christmas workshop. The Christmas sleigh is equipped with an infsoft Locator Node including GPS module (for self-positioning of the sleigh). The Locator Nodes detect the beacons attached to the assets and determine their location. infsoft Tracking can be used to assign additional attributes to the beacons such as receiving address or weight of the gift, which can also be searched for. By locating packages and sleigh, it is possible to track when and where which gift was delivered (disconnection marks the place of delivery). The position data collected by the GPS/BLE components is transferred to the infsoft LocAware platform®. Here, the position of gifts and sleigh is calculated and the data is transferred to an output medium. Significant key figures such as route information, flown distance, number of gifts delivered per minute/hour as well as maximum, minimum and average flight duration and speed can be collected. Use Case PDF for Download Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Process Optimization in Transport Logistics in the Automotive Industry A tracking system provides real-time location information about vehicles in delivery and helps to improve the delivery process. In addition to the location, the service life, the movement history and the number of vehicles can also be called up. Read More Process Optimization in a Car Rental Company A tracking solution can be used to optimize processes such as the rental and return of vehicles. Read More Process Optimization on a Construction Site This use case by infsoft describes the implementation of a tracking system which helps improve safety and productivity on building sites. Read More Process Optimization in Automotive Manufacturing In automotive production, the use of a tracking system based on Ultra-wideband can ensure smooth logistics processes. Read More Process Optimization of Cleaning Machines In this application, the position of cleaning machines is to be determined in real time. Read More Mobile Services for the Christmas Sales A mobile app for visitors in a shopping centre offers an overview of the locations of the shops and gives the customer an insight into current offers. Read More Comments are closed.