Digitalisation technologies promise great improvements in an enormous variety of logistics processes. German manufacturer, Dallmeier is particularly well positioned for the combination of systems from video technology, sensor systems, data management and intelligent use of elements of AI. At transport logistic 2019 in Munich, from 4-7 June, Dallmeier will present a broad portfolio of solutions especially for customers in general cargo logistics at Stand 620, Hall A3. Dallmeier’s customer base also includes the very largest logistics corporations.
Dallmeier can look back on more than 35 years of experience in the development of cameras, recording systems and software. Solutions for customers in the logistics sector represent a primary focus of the company’s corporate strategy. The portfolio includes systems for protecting property, entrance and exit areas, claims management, yard management and a broad range of logistics management systems from real-time localisation of unit goods up to automatic volume calculation. A very recent development is their cooperation with the SAP integrator T.CON. The solutions developed jointly by the two companies enable the transmission of a wide variety of valuable business data straight from video systems into SAP ERP systems and address major challenges in the supply chain, HR and compliance area.
“Your ERP learns to see”
To date, the cooperation between Dallmeier and T.CON has produced two solutions for the supply chain area: The “Digital Gate” automates vehicle registration and consignment notes management with a self-service portal running on SAP Fiori. The system recognises vehicle classes, registration numbers, ID numbers and hazardous substance categories. Depending on the requirement, the system can be integrated in yard management and hazardous substance handling functions. The freight data in SAP is supplemented with the optically acquired data using SAP standard objects. Accordingly, it can be integrated directly in SAP TM or LE-TRA (ECC 6.0). The “unit good measurement” solution enables freight items to be measured and weighed automatically by video systems and wireless weighing forks and the data can be integrated in SAP EWM or WM. The many advantages of this innovation range from the optimal use of load capacities to plausibility checks and up to coordinated warehouse storage and retrieval strategies.
“Smart Perimeter” with AI
For perimeter protection, Dallmeier combines its patented Panomera camera technology with a two-tier object classification system using neural networks. This places customers in the position of being able to reduce the number of false alarms to practically zero. At the same time, the role of the cameras is changed so not only do they function as a verification system, they can also assume most of the responsibility for incident detection and consequently fewer systems are needed to guarantee effective perimeter protection.
From real-time localisation to improving cycle times
The combination of the Dallmeier video technology and the proprietary, modular process management software with a sensor system offers logistics companies very many advantages. Most significant among these are systems for real-time localisation of unit goods, permanently solving the problem of misplaced or lost packages, which in many medium-size firms happens to between 5-10% of all items handled every day. With the Dallmeier system, the position of every package is known from the moment it is received until the moment it is shipped. A similar system also enables uninterrupted package tracking for large logistics businesses and privacy-compliant theft investigation among other capabilities. Other solutions on display at the Dallmeier stand are concerned with optimising the efficiency of all kinds of processes, such as improved yard management and optimised vehicle control, e.g., through the display of loading levels, automatic gate assignment or even optimised claims management.