REAL-TIME FORKLIFT TRACKING AND LOGISTIC MANAGEMENT
Improve equipment usage and productivity, and reduce accidents with an innovative forklift tracking system
Purchase, leasing, and operation of forklifts are expensive investments for manufacturing companies. In addition, they can get involved in accidents that create a big safety risk to your business. As a consequence, getting the precise location of forklifts becomes essential. Logistics is moving toward automatic processes and integrated technology, to improve the operations and the forklift fleet management. For this reason, thousands of logistics companies are integrating advanced tracking systems. Dragonfly can help you track your forklifts with a precision of up to 10 centimeters. Dragonfly does not require the deployment of a dedicated infrastructure like UWB antennas or anchors, BLE or WiFi receivers, RFID tags, etc. For this reason, it is considered the best and most flexible indoor tracking technology available on the market today.
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As a result, all these issues translate into high costs in time and waste of money. Similarly, site managers can drive high returns by knowing just a few simple pieces of data such as:
- Where each forklift is;
- Where it has been;
- How long it spends in each location;
With Dragonfly you can potentially reduce the size of your fleet. There are three main ways this happens:
As a result, you can reduce the operational costs of your warehouse and improve the supply chain management. In conclusion, Dragonfly is a key component for modern and innovative fleet management systems. Logistics operators are implementing advanced technologies to stay one step ahead of competitors by improving their warehouse operations with the help of solutions that create “smart warehouses”.
Remember the famous quote “if you can’t measure it you can’t improve it”? Using Dragonfly tracking data can be analyzed and used by management to define warehouse rules and forklift routes. It can be helpful to understand if operators take too much time to get the items in the warehouse, or even how many breaks an operator takes and how long. As a result, you can understand how your operators work. Dragonfly gives you complete access to these data:
In addition, Dragonfly allows you to see the routes of each forklift thanks to the Dragonfly Cloud Dashboard. An advanced visualization can bring additional insights, and an understanding of processes to streamline the traffic and remove bottlenecks. Heatmaps can show the density of the traffic within the facility, and spaghetti diagrams can visualize the continuous flow of traffic throughout the halls. These commonly understandable visualization methods help improve the operations, and therefore let you cut costs of projects, and the general cost of operations.
The (recommended) on board processing architecture is composed of:
The camera has to be mounted on the roof of the vehicle and pointed towards the ceiling. The computing unit is usually placed inside a junction box behind the driver’s seat. Onit can provide the camera pre-calibrated, and the computing unit already pre-configured with the Dragonfly Kits. Contact us now to get more information!