Every year, Deutsche Post DHL Group transports around 1.5 billion parcels and packages in Germany alone. Good yard logistics at the sorting centers are essential for ensuring a high quality of service. By using a new technology- and manufacturer-independent software solution from 7iD Technologies to record swap bodies, the world’s leading logistics group is creating opportunities for state-of-the-art “Industrial Internet of Things” (IIoT) applications. Current digital trends thus support the company in driving the development of customized logistics solutions and professional express services. With the switch to a new system – consisting of passive RFID, license plate cameras and ultrasound, as well as the use of 7iD’s IoT platform – truck dispatch processes can be further automated and DHL business partners can now read out object information on swap bodies themselves. The solution currently controls 140 truck entries and exits at 35 locations and records up to 25,000 bridges daily with an accuracy of nearly 100%. In addition, the combination of different software components simultaneously allows central control and monitoring of the swap bodies as well as real-time access.
Dr. Simon Deymann, Vice President Parcel Hub Operations at Deutsche Post DHL Group, highlights the advantages of the new system: “The decisive factors for selecting 7iD were the software’s independence from hardware and technology, the powerful platform and the reliability of the team. This enables us to offer our partners important added value and to react flexibly to new developments in the future.”