Smartphones have become an ever-present part of everyday life now but their potential is far from exhausted - so why not put them to use in the logistics industry? This idea is already being developed by companies such as WANKO Informationslogistik GmbH from Ainring in Bavaria, which has designed a mobile scanning solution for loading and unloading operations and has opted to unveil it to a wide international audience at CeMAT 2016 in Hannover.
Designed for end-to-end consignment tracking, the solution consists of one app for loading and one for unloading. These can be used on a wide range of mobile devices in different price brackets and performance categories, as long as they support Windows or Android operating systems. The devices access the relevant route and consignment data via the WANKO “Prabord” telematics software. The company claims that this ensures all processes are recorded accurately from the moment the goods are accepted right through to delivery - and the solution can also be customized to suit different industries. What’s more, the bidirectional interface between the web front end and the WANKO route optimization system means that orders can be processed in next to no time and reported back to the online order system - all of which is clearly crucial given the current trend for same-day delivery.
WANKO Informationslogistik GmbH (83404 Ainring, Germany), Hall 27, Stand C43