Technology has always played a huge part in staying competitive in the logistics industry, with mobile solutions forming a critical piece across depots, on-site and for managing vehicles. So, when The Pallet Network (TPN) was looking to replace the vehicle-mount mobile devices used by its forklift drivers at the company’s three UK depots it turned to IT services partner Jade Solutions to find the right replacement solution.
Paramedics in Sweden make critical difference, using TOUGHBOOK
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KIBAG, a Swiss civil engineering company, is taking the last step towards a paperless construction site with the digital site office. All workers and contractors can view the fully digitized construction plans there and edit them directly. For work on the construction site, the foreman has a TOUGHBOOK G2 at his disposal, which shortens execution times and minimizes construction errors.
TOUGHBOOK 20 became AKUT’s reliable teammate with its rugged structure built to withstand extreme conditions ideal for search and rescue operations. AKUT’s operations are now more transparent and easier with TOUGHBOOK 20’s MIL-STD-810G and IP65 certificate, hot swappable battery and 17 hours battery life.
Success based on user acceptance
Katoen Natie is a global player in logistics services. It consists of 400 operational units, with 150 terminals and logistics platforms, employing over 10,000 people and is active in all parts of the world. Each day, over 400 trucks are loaded and unloaded at one of their largest terminals in the port of Antwerp, covering more than 160,000 m² of warehouse space and including nearly 1,000 silos for the storage and transshipment of goods. To ensure these processes run smoothly, Katoen Natie has further developed its existing Warehouse Management System (WMS) on the Toughpad FZ-M1.
Toughbook notebooks and Toughpad tablets support Stadtwerke Bielefeld to digitize processes
Stadtwerke Bielefeld is transforming its role as local energy supplier and evolving into a market-oriented service provider. This new focus requires optimized processes, quick reaction times and better internal procedures. As part of the preliminary MDC Networks project for mobile data collection, the company selected robust notebooks from Panasonic to digitize processes and obtain mobile data access.
The use of digital technologies ensures more transparency, better quality execution and quicker progress in the implementation of construction projects. It makes companies more efficient, because the enormous expertise and specialist knowhow of the different construction branches is digitally and directly interlinked and thus easily accessible for all involved parties. The Swiss construction company FIBO Bau AG relied on digitized processes early on in order to capitalize on these advantages.
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) employs over 1,000 firefighters who work across 50 stations. They have more than 70 fire engines and a large number of specialist support vehicles, equipped to deal with a wide range of emergencies.
In the Free State of Bavaria, around 3,000 employees of the Bayerische Staatsforsten deal with the business management of state woodland stretching over 800,000 hectares. Administering such a large area requires substantial logistics. So foresters, forestry commissioners and other staff are supported by the robust Panasonic TOUGHBOOK tablets when working in the field
With the new Panasonic TOUGHBOOK and Windows 10 Pro, Centrica has taken its tradition of service excellence to the next level – the cloud – and transformed the working lives of 29,000 employees around the world. Now, employees use modern applications on connected devices to improve customer service and efficiency.
DIGITIZATION AND GREEN APPROACH AT INTERPORTO PADOVA
DP World, a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain, is using Panasonic TOUGHBOOK rugged notebooks and tablets to transform productivity and customer service at its busy Southampton terminal operation.
TOUGHBOOK M1 tablets are essential assistants for Dicle Elektrik teams in the field with superior performance even under the most challenging conditions. Its screen is easily readable in sunlight and operational when wearing gloves, while its battery has high capacity, a long lifecycle and hot-swap capabilities. The device also offers critical connection options.
Fjord1, the country’s largest ferry company, carries passengers across Western Norway’s fjords 24 hours a day – 365 days a year. The notorious Norwegian west-coast weather imposes particularly severe requirements on the technology used on board. That is precisely why they have opted for Panasonic’s TOUGHBOOK M1.
The introduction of robust Panasonic TOUGHBOOK tablets in the trucks at Elitfönster’s outbound warehouse has boosted both efficiency and security. Vast amounts of information, which previously existed in the form of piles of papers and files, is now available in digital format via the TOUGHBOOK devices, as part of the company’s digitisation process.
For almost two months, the Inuit Wind Sled team has traveled 2,538 kilometers in one of the most remote and unexplored areas of planet Earth: Continental Antarctica. With the help of Panasonic TOUGHBOOK rugged tablets and notebooks, the four explorers have carried out 10 leading research projects in different fields such as biology, glaciology, meteorology, and telecommunications.
A seamless flow of information is the basis for a smooth operation for the logistics company. Therefore advanced IT systems are necessary, as well as appropriate equipment that will allow every employee to be involved in the communication process.