In the fast-moving logistics industry, operators need a 360°, real-time view of their operations to make the best, fastest business decisions, maximize throughput, and minimize supply chain risks. To enable all of this, Hikvision offers centralized 'visualization' for security and performance metrics across the entire value chain, from logistics park operations, to line haul fleet management.
In the wake of global supply chain disruptions, logistics providers around the world are ramping up their activities to meet pent-up demand for materials and manufactured goods. It is a fast-moving and competitive environment where operating efficiency is becoming more important than ever, and security for sites, personnel, and transported goods – from order to final delivery at end-customer premises – remains critical.
When it comes to meeting challenging security and efficiency goals, many logistics providers are looking to the latest digital technologies, including AI-driven smart-video solutions, that make it faster and easier to track and trace assets and goods across the supply chain.
However, data from digital logistics management systems can be highly complex, requiring in-depth analysis and time-consuming reporting to produce actionable insights.
One way of overcoming this challenge, and achieving a 360° view of logistics operations in real time, is to take advantage of new 'visualization' solutions. These consolidate and present key logistics performance metrics and provide a clear view of operation status – in a single, intuitive dashboard interface.
Hikvision's visualization advantage
Hikvision's Logistics Solution provides operational data and insights logistics companies need to optimize efficiency and security at every stage of the delivery value chain.
Specifically, Hikvision solutions deliver actionable insights across logistics parks operations, helping operators monitor vehicle access and traffic flow on internal roads, optimize dock utilization and scheduling, and effectively track goods and parcels from ingress to dispatch.
Additionally, managers and teams can continue to monitor goods as they are dispatched on trucks, with real-time visibility of vehicle status and arrival times. With real-time insights, it also becomes possible to see and respond to security and safety incidents in real time.
Visualization at the Logistics Park
With the Hikvision Smart Logistics Park solution, organizations can significantly improve security and efficiency at key hub locations. This is achieved with a broad range of capabilities that streamline the flow of vehicles and goods through logistics parks, while also tracking goods and parcels effectively through to dispatch on vehicles to commercial locations or customers' residences.
Operational data relating to different areas of the logistics park can be visualized using dashboards and reports in HikCentral Professional. This allows managers to understand throughput and performance based on a wide range of KPIs, ranging from driver waiting times and dock and truck utilization, to broader operational efficiency statistics.
With the ability to visualize performance metrics in the Hikvision Logistics Park solution, organizations can:
The system enables perimeter fences to be secured 24x7. Internal storage areas, meanwhile, can be monitored to minimize the risk of lost goods, and ensure that only authorized people access the site. Fire risks can also be minimized through the use of Hikvision thermal imaging cameras.
- Optimize personnel management
The system can help manage all staff not just for security reasons but also to automate time and attendance management and, for example, to verify that teams are using the required protective equipment, such as hard hats.
- Streamline vehicle management
The system can monitor vehicle entry and exit, manage traffic on internal roads, send trucks quickly to available docks, and dispatch vehicles quickly and accurately once they are loaded. Exit and entry can be automated for cars using ANPR and Bluetooth technology if required.
- Effectively track goods and parcels
With smart video technologies that are linked with barcoding systems, the system can inspect, measure and track pallets and parcels from arrival at the site, through picking and packing areas, and into trucks for dispatch. The Hikvision solution is especially helpful in the dock, where damage or theft can occur, providing a high-resolution video record of activities in this area of the site.
Visualization for Line Haul operations
Hikvision's Line Haul Management solution gives logistics managers timely, accurate, and comprehensive status updates for their freight trucks, with tools to schedule orders and dispatch deliveries in an optimal way. The solution also provides automated drive protection and assistance based with collision alerts, blind spot detection, and analysis of driver safety.
Using visualization capabilities in HikCentral Professional, operators can accurately assess a wide range of KPIs, from driver performance to on-schedule delivery statistics, mileage statistics, vehicle maintenance requirements, and the condition of goods in transit. These insights provide new opportunities to optimize business processes, increase operating efficiency, minimize supply chain shrinkage, and accelerate decision-making and incident responses.
Based on the visualization capabilities of the Hikvision Line Haul solution, logistics companies can:
- Reduce incidences of lost and damaged goods
360° onboard cameras, coupled with a range of other sensors, allows managers to check the condition of goods in transit. This allows logistics companies to minimize damage to, or loss of, goods at every point in their journey to end customers.
Cameras and sensors detect and report potential safety incidents on the road. This aspect of the Hikivision solution includes collision warnings, lane departure warnings, blind spot detection, and driving safety analysis to help improve driver health and safety and to prevent accidents and related impacts.
- Real-time vehicle location and status updates
Alerts show the GPS location of trucks in the fleet. With real-time visibility of vehicle locations, scheduling and dispatch becomes far more accurate and efficient. It also becomes possible to analyze performance of vehicles and drivers over time based on KPIs such as on-time arrival of shipments.
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