With the timely and accurate collection, transfer and management of data being every bit as important as the physical movement ofgoods through the supply chain, Dematic has launched a new website dedicated to making the supply chain smarter: www.realtimelogistics.com.au
Brian Lang, general Manager of Dematic’s Real Time Logistics Division, said that this initiative was customer driven and reflected the increasing role that IT solutions are playing in supply chains.
“The logistics IT area is so dynamic, with new technologies and software breakthroughs occurring at such a rapid rate, we felt it best to create a new portal where logistics and IT professionals could keep up to date with on-going developments,” Lang explained.
“Where we differ,” Lang began, “is in [our]skills across the supply chain industry. We have the specialist experience to work in warehouses, manufacturing plants, retail operations,yards and ports, with safety compliance and the necessary knowledge to develop value-adding solutions that take into account the industrial environments in which we operate.”
The new website presents the latest information on technologies, software and applications across a broad range of supply chain applications.
Some of the technologies featured include voice-directed computing, wireless networks, hand held and vehicle mount computers, printers, scanners and the wireless infrastructure that connects field computing capabilities with management information systems.
“Dematic Real Time Logistics' solutions empower managers and organisations with accurate information when and where it is needed. Decision making is enhanced, service levels are increased, and costs are reduced for real-time results,” Lang said.
He added that this is supported by Dematic's vendor-independent 24/7 real time logistics service network in Australasia.
Key aspects of the new website include IT and logistics systems integration; wireless network design and implementation (WLANs/WWANs); scanners and other data collection technologies; hand held, wearable and vehicle mount wireless mobile data computers and RF terminals; voice-directed computers and Voice over IP (VoIP); real time locating systems (RTLS); printers and peripherals; and custom and proprietary software for order management, material flow and terminal interfaces.