Hupac is planning to automate its route planning and traffic management processes by using sensor data and analytics provided by Nexiot.
The operator is already using Nexiot’s self-sustaining sensors to provide real-time updates from wagons, which are fitted with the devices. The smart sensors were applied to 1,000 intermodal wagons.
“When we began to analyse the data generated by the sensors in collaboration with Nexiot, we realized that it could be used to identify and predict weak spots in the supply chain, helping us make more informed planning decisions in an optimal way,” said said Aldo Puglisi, responsible for Digitalisation and Business Processes Reengineering at Hupac Intermodal.
These sensors send messages on information such as location, impact events, border crossings and mileage every five minutes.
With this project, Hupac will now fully integrate Nexiot’s software solution into its in-house freight management systems to predict delays, route out journeys and manage traffic.
Following a trial late last year, Hupac is now aiming for a complete integration with Nexiot’s digitisation solution, which would allow many of the planning processes to be automated, saving valuable time and costs.