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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: Turn images into assets.
With pioneering video technology from Germany.
In 1984, Founder & CEO Dieter Dallmeier founded what is now Dallmeier electronic – not in the proverbial garage, but in a garden shed in Regensburg, Germany. Today, the company, which can justifiably call itself a hidden champion for video information technology "Made in Germany", has several hundred employees worldwide, more than 250 of them at the company headquarters in the centre of Regensburg alone.
Our customers: From commercial enterprises to World Cup stadiums
Dallmeier's camera, recording, software, and analysis solutions optimise security and processes for B2B end customers in a wide range of industries in over 60 countries. The focus is on users from the casino, smart city, airports, logistics, stadiums, and industrial sectors. But also, banks, critical infrastructure facilities as well as medium-sized companies from all sectors.
Low total cost of ownership "Made in Germany"
With pioneering innovations, Dallmeier has succeeded time and again in placing itself at the forefront of technology: From the world's first digital image storage system with motion analysis in 1992, the patented "multifocal sensor technology" Panomera® with its "Mountera®" mounting system, to the latest Domera® camera family, which allows up to 300 camera variants with only 18 components. These and many other innovations provide real, tangible customer benefits. And with a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and a high Return on Investment (ROI) they can easily compete with systems produced and supplied from low-wage countries.
Cybersecurity, data protection and ethical responsibility through maximum vertical integration
With 100% "Made in Germany", we also guarantee our customers the highest standards in data protection, cybersecurity, and ethical responsibility. With high quality and short supply chains, we also ensure – almost incidentally – sustainability and environmental protection. From our prestigious headquarters in the centre of Regensburg, Dallmeier not only carries out its own research and development but also the complete manufacturing process – from component to product to solution.