Fujitsu, DHL to boost the logistics market with IoT
The partnership is based on co-creation with the aim to pool knowledge and resources to deliver innovative solutions
Fujitsu has revealed a strategic co-creation partnership with DHL Supply Chain to develop new services based on wearable technology and the Internet of Things (IoT).
The partnership will see Fujitsu share its industry and technology knowledge to jointly develop solutions that improve safety for emergency services, whilst delivering operational efficiencies. Fujitsu and DHL also plan to use the partnership to drive the creation of entirely new markets in other sectors, such as airline logistics.
The DHL solution provides a personalised supply chain for emergency and other uniformed services, supported by Fujitsu's ecommerce platform. This concept reduces the cost of product and supply chain management, while delivering a user friendly, personalised experience for individuals.
The use of wearable and IoT technology such as Fujitsu UBIQUITOUSWARE will enable emergency services to track the well-being of individuals in the field, through a dashboard showing their status and location. This will help to ensure accurate and timely response in safety-critical or life-threatening situations, as well as providing real-time tracking for the location of vital protective equipment.
Paul Richardson, MD, Specialist Services, DHL Supply Chain UKI, said: "Wearable technology is going to transform the way we work, helping us understand the dynamics of what's happening around us and providing real time insight on our environment as never before. I'm delighted to partner with Fujitsu in this area and am confident that, together, we can deliver a game changer in the market."
Farid Al-Sabbagh, vice president and managing director at Fujitsu Middle East, said: "By combining industry expertise from DHL with our own insight, we can realise the incredible potential of new technologies in logistics, such as brand new functionalities, a step change in user experience and additional cost savings for organisations. In the age of digital disruption, the Fujitsu-DHL partnership underlines the value of pooling knowledge and ideas through co-creation to innovate and prosper."