Everything under control

Most demanding requirements: everything must run smoothly in the supply of components for automobile manufacturing. This is why DB Schenker’s new transport monitoring solution is a real plus. Photo: iStock/Tramio

In Russia, DB Schenker’s customers from the automotive sector increasingly benefit from extensive online transport monitoring for just-in-time deliveries to their manufacturing plants. To this end, the logistics service provider uses a cloud-based platform created by the company’s technology partner, Omnicomm Team, a Russian developer of Internet-of-Things solutions.

 

“For automakers it is extremely important to obtain reliable information concerning the way, the speed and the time their components are delivered to the assembly line,” said Aivars Taurins, Managing Director at DB Schenker in Russia. And that was precisely what this new solution provides, he added.

 

Following an initial set of tests, the monitoring system was installed in over 150 trucks last year, including those of partner companies transporting components to the assembly lines of carmakers. DB Schenker’s specialists evaluated the functionality of the system on a daily basis – with positive results. For example, the solution allows any delays in transit to be addressed quickly. This is one of the reasons why it will be installed in another 20 to 30 trucks this year.