- Digital twin provides better visibility of safety
processes and inventory management
- Streamlined supply chain and staff training will lead
to greater productivity
- Facility in Singapore operates round the clock
coordinated by DHL Control Tower
- Media OutReach - 16 July 2019 - DHL Supply Chain, the global market leader for contract logistics
solutions, has successfully implemented an integrated supply chain solution for
Tetra Pak's warehouse in Singapore, one of its largest globally. This is the
first smart warehouse for DHL in Asia Pacific to deploy the digital
twin technology, which involves using digital models to better
understand and manage physical assets.
"Tetra Pak is the
world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company serving the
needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 160 countries, and we are
proud to play a part in their vision to make food safe and available
everywhere," said Jerome Gillet, CEO, DHL Supply
Chain Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines. "By jointly implementing a digital
solution to support Tetra Pak's warehousing and transport operations, this
collaboration is a great example for smart warehouses of the future to deliver
agile, cost effective and scalable supply chain operations."
Combining the Internet of Things (IoT) technology
with data analytics, DHL Supply Chain created a smart warehouse solution (video) for Tetra Pak by bridging its
physical warehouse with a unique virtual representation that monitors and
simulates both the physical state and behavior of the warehouse assets in real
time. With this digital twin solution, Tetra Pak is able to maintain 24/7
coordination of its operations to resolve issues as they occur, particularly those
that involve safety and productivity.
Warehouse supervisors can use real-time
operational data to make informed decisions to reduce congestion, improve
resource planning and allocate workload. Using IoT and proximity sensors on
Materials Handling Equipment (MHE), spatial awareness is enhanced, thus
reducing potential collision risks. Controlled areas with restricted access are
also monitored with management alerts.
control tower monitors the flow of inbound and outbound goods to maintain
time efficiency, ensuring goods are correctly shelved within 30 minutes of
receipt, and delivery-bound goods are ready for shipment within 95 minutes.
To reduce operational risks and improve safety,
DHL Supply Chain has implemented a container storage management solution that minimizes
the need for employees to handle heavy containers. All employees are also
trained to work within newly introduced safety measures.
"Innovation has always been at the heart of what
we do at Tetra Pak. To keep the cogs of our operations turning seamlessly, it
is vital that we have complementary warehousing and supply chain solutions that
can meet the high demands of our customers.
We are pleased with the successful implementation of this smart
warehouse, and look forward to partnering DHL Supply Chain to further enhance our
productivity and maintain our high safety standards in our supply chain
operations," said Devraj Kumar, Director, Integrated Logistics, South Asia,
East Asia & Oceania, Tetra Pak.
DHL Supply Chain has a proven track record in
Singapore of leveraging knowledge and expertise gained through its
international operations to meet customer requirements locally, which has
allowed it to expand and strengthen its business in the country. The company
offers third party logistics (3PL) solutions, allowing customers to fully
outsource their logistics management and operations. Solutions include
warehouse management, domestic transportation, service parts logistics,
packaging design and recycling, all delivered through state-of-the-art IT
solutions and project management techniques.
DHL recently published the Trend Report: "Digital
Twins in Logistics - which offers a perspective on the impact of digital twins
on logistics". This is available for free download at http://logistics.dhl/digitaltwins
50 Years DHL
In 2019 DHL is celebrating 50 years since the
company's founding by three entrepreneurs in San Francisco in 1969. DHL began
as a disruptor to the traditional delivery industry, circumventing bureaucracy
with an innovative new service to deliver documents by air overnight. Since
then, DHL has grown into a globe-spanning family of DHL companies with about
380,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories that covers the entire
spectrum of logistics and supply chain services. DHL's customer-centricity and
can-do culture have fueled five decades of innovation -- from the DHL 1000, one of the first word processing computers in the world,
to using the purpose built StreetScooter, an environmentally friendly delivery
vehicle powered by an electric drive and developed by Deutsche Post DHL Group.
With the Mission 2050 commitment to reach zero group-wide emissions by 2050,
DHL is continuing to be a trailblazer in the logistics industry.
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company for the world
DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family
of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from
national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment
solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial
supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220
countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses
securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions
for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and
healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate
responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is
decisively positioned as "The logistics company for the world".
part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 61
billion euros in 2018.