Technology

Arvato Implements New Technologies for B2B Logistics

Arvato Implements New Technologies for B2B Logistics
Danny Gill

Arvato has announced that as part of their B2B logistics services, they have begun focusing on camera technology their packaging process across Europe, with the end goal of increasing process reliability in the supply chain. To accomplish this goal, cameras are installed above the packing stations that document whether each shipment is complete and contains the right contents in the right packaging.

“We’ve already put this in place for packages and are currently working on a pallet-level solution,” says Thomas Becker, Executive Vice President Hightech & Entertainment at Arvato SCM Solutions. “The primary advantages include traceability and identifying sources of error. This cuts down on costs and helps us when dealing with possible customer complaints.”

Arvato runs the European central hub in Düren in North Rhine-Westphalia and is responsible for all B2B logistics for the world’s largest photography and imaging company. Importantly, the Düren location holds a TAPA certification (Transport Asset Protection Association) for high-quality products and focuses on automation and innovation in the supply chain. This means that all incoming shipments with Fujifilm products, including high-quality cameras, lenses and other photography accessories, are checked for completeness by an automated weight and volume control system.

“As a manufacturer of premium cameras, security is our top priority,” confirms Christopher Brawley, Managing Director for Fujifilm Electronic Imaging Europe GmbH. This is largely due to the value of the goods; for example, the sales price of the newly launched medium-format GFX 50S runs several thousand euros.

“There is no general solution that is right for every industry and every customer. Instead, we are convinced that every process step can be improved through new and innovative solutions to guarantee a secure supply chain overall and a corresponding added value for our customers,” says Alexander Jeske, who is responsible for innovation management in the Hightech & Entertainment division at Arvato SCM Solutions.

In addition to the camera documentation system now in place as part of the packaging process, Arvato says they are currently reviewing additional measures related to its innovation activities to further increase security in the supply chain. These include applications to create complete transparency in last mile delivery and solutions to localize high-quality goods in the distribution process in close to real time.

Technology
Danny Gill

Danny is currently a Contributing Writer for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

More in Technology

Swisslog Shines Spotlight on Data-driven Automation and Advanced Warehouse Solutions

Danny GillJuly 19, 2019

Kontainers Announces Free Online Digital Forwarder Solution

Danny GillJuly 15, 2019

Zebra Unveils Their Latest Mobile Technologies

Rungpisit VorakamnuengJuly 12, 2019
Rotterdam Receives First-Ever Blockchain Container

Rotterdam Receives First-Ever Blockchain Container

Logistics ManagerJuly 8, 2019
Kalmar Teams Up to Build Wireless Digitization Infrastructure for Port and Terminal R&D

Kalmar Teams Up to Build Wireless Digitization Infrastructure for Port and Terminal R&D

Danny GillJuly 5, 2019

ONE Joins TradeLens Blockchain-Enabled Digital Shipping Platform

Danny GillJuly 3, 2019

DHL Launches New Platform to Accelerate Industry-wide Digitalization

Danny GillJune 28, 2019
K Line Install Automated Kite System - Seawing

“K” Line Install Automated Kite System – Seawing

Logistics ManagerJune 12, 2019

CMA CGM Order 50,000 Traxens Trackers

Danny GillMay 27, 2019
LM is the leading source of logistics and cargo news within ASEAN and is regarded as one of the most authoritative sources of information. Our subscribers keep up to date with the latest logistics news, views, features and events within ASEAN and beyond.
AFL Real Logo

Airfreight Logistics is the air cargo professional’s number one provider of news and information in ASEAN and around the World. To keep abreast of all the latest news and for in-depth features visit our website www.airfreight-logistics.com

UpMedio

Subscribe to our newsletter!

© 2015 Logistics Manager | About Us | Advertise | Subscribe | Contact | thai Thai Version