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Regensburg, 23 April 2020 – Whether contract logistics or freight forwarding: time expenditure and accuracy have a direct influence on profitability. The measurement and re-measurement of packages is still particularly time-consuming. A new solution by video technology pioneer Dallmeier promises a savings potential of up to 95 %. By using camera and software technology developed in-house, the system can be employed very accurately and flexibly for the most diverse packages.
Manually measuring packages is still one of the most inefficient logistics processes. For a forwarding agent with, for example, 1.8 million packages per year, a re-measurement of only 10 % of the packages would take almost 3,000 hours just for manual measurement. With the automatic "on-the-fly" volume measurement by Dallmeier, logisticians can optimise several processes at once, from loading to invoicing to the calculation and monitoring of shipping costs.
From one minute to three seconds per pallet – or: 70,000 euros per year
A process analysis of the industry-standard manual measurement with the MTM (Methods-Time Measurement) method reveals a process time of 61.92 seconds for the entire manual measurement and logging process, including the recording of the data in the Warehouse Management System (WMS). According to measurements by Dallmeier, the video-based system can reduce this process to just under 3 seconds. Using the sample calculation, with a calculated 0.38 euros per pallet, logistics companies can achieve savings of up to 70,000 euros in personnel costs.
Maximum flexibility through camera technology
The measuring system is camera-based and therefore extremely efficient and accurate: It also measures "difficult" packaging materials and special packaging dimensions with maximum precision. The system is particularly efficient in detecting and recording the exact dimensions of poorly packed pallets and overhangs. The measurement can be performed at a speed of up to 10 km/h (2.77 m/s). The system correlates the determined volume data with the scan data and automatically transfers it to the WMS. The result: completely automated recording and transmission of all relevant packaging data. In addition, logistics companies can connect the system for volume measurement with existing hand scanners or permanently installed scanning systems and weighing systems.
Dallmeier is the only manufacturer of video security technology that develops and manufactures all components in Germany. This includes the entire product range, from cameras to picture storage and transmission to intelligent video analysis and even individually adjusted management software. Quality made by Dallmeier, made in Germany!
Dallmeier has at its disposal more than 35 years of experience in transmission, recording as well as picture processing technology and is a leading pioneer of CCTV/IP solutions worldwide. This profound knowledge is used in the development of intelligent software and high-quality recorder and camera technologies enabling Dallmeier to not only offer stand-alone systems, but complete network solutions up to large-scale projects with perfectly integrated component. Right from the beginning the company always focused on own innovative developments and highest quality and reliability.
Over the years, Dallmeier has repeatedly given fresh impetus to the market with new developments and extraordinary innovations. The world’s first DVR for example, which introduced digital recording to the entire CCTV industry more than 25 years ago, came from Dallmeier. The introduction of the patented multifocal sensor system Panomera® has had a similarly ground-breaking effect, ushering in a new era for the industry. This unique camera technology is revolutionising the market and opening up completely new possibilities for securing assets, optimising business operations and ensuring public safety. This and the extensive experience in the CCTV and IP field have led to a top position in the international market for digital video surveillance systems.