12 November Tracking and Digital Labeling of Containers in Logistics November 12, 2020 By Gina Wurms industry, logistics |server based|, |Bluetooth Low Energy|, |Geofencing|, |E Ink Display| 0 Tracking and automatic, digital labeling of containers can facilitate processes in logistics environments. At a glance tracking of containers in logistics digital information display automatic status changes through geofencing assignment of tasks to employees Problem Definition Automation and digitization lead to more efficient processes in logistics. Most importantly, this saves time and costs and enables early identification of bottlenecks and other issues. Solution A tracking solution can increase the efficiency of logistical processes. Therefore containers (small load carriers, pallet cages, etc.) are equipped with E-Ink Display Beacons. These can be located and labeled by the system. The transported goods can be allocated to the containers via an interface to the ERP system. Tracking the containers enables the user to track material flows within the site. The position data and the lead times can be accessed via a web interface or mobile application. In addition, the E-Ink displays show the next work step or the next work station. Geofencing can be used to automatically determine and change the status of containers based on their location. This way, the user gets an overview of available containers and those that are in use. The content on the E-Ink displays can also be automatically updated based on their location. Furthermore, orders (e.g. for material carts) can be assigned to a staff member in charge using infsoft Workflow. Technical Implementation Containers are equipped with E-Ink Display Beacons. The beacons emit signals, which are received by infsoft Locator Beacons and forwarded to an infsoft Locator Node. From there, the information is sent to the infsoft LocAware platform® where the position is determined. The allocation of goods to containers and E-Ink Display Beacons is realized via an interface to the ERP system. The E-Ink displays are being described via the infsoft Locator Nodes. An automatic update of the labels can be realized via infsoft Automation. Position data and lead times are displayed and visualized in infsoft Tracking. Work orders can be assigned to employees via infsoft Workflow. Use Case PDF for Download Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Tracking and Labeling of Containers in Production Tracking and automated, digital labeling of containers with components in production facilities support punctual completion of final products. Read More Load Carrier Tracking in Logistics This use case by infsoft describes how load carrier tracking can contribute to increased efficiency of logistics chains. Read More Tracking of Goods in Logistics This use case by infsoft illustrates the use of a tailored tracking solution that helps companies maximize warehouse operations. Read More Pallet Tracking in Logistics By implementing a localization system in logistics, goods in large warehouses can be found fast and reliably. Read More Tracking and Digital Services Along the Travel Route A tracking solution along the travel chain gives railway companies valuable insights into the travel behavior of their customers. Furthermore, passengers receive access to real-time information and other beneficial services around their journey. Read More Tracking of Floor Conveyors and Goods in Logistics Processes in a warehouse or production facility can be optimized with the aid of indoor localization and route analysis. Read More Comments are closed.