LONDON: November 28, 2016. Fujitsu says it has formed a strategic "co-creation" partnership with DHL Supply Chain UK to develop new services for the logistics industry based on wearable technology and the Internet of Things (IoT).
The two companies already collaborate on procurement services and will now develop a personalized supply chain for emergency and other uniformed services, supported by Fujitsu's ecommerce platform.
Fujitsu said the use of wearable and IoT technology (right) will enable emergency services to track the location and condition of individuals and their protective equipment in safety-critical or life-threatening situations.
Paul Richardson MD, Specialist Services, DHL Supply Chain UK & Eire explained: "Wearable technology is going to transform the way we work, helping us understand the dynamics of what's happening around us, and providing real time insight on our environment as never before."
Fujitsu is already delivering benefits to DHL customers with its GlobeRanger IoT scanning and sensor technologies for airline duty-free logistics. According to the company the project is expected to deliver annual labor savings of over €500,000 coupled with a 59 percent return on investment for the organization.
Fujitsu senior vice president and head of sales in the EMEIA region François Fleutiaux said by combining their industry expertise and insight, the two companies "can realize the incredible potential of new technologies in logistics, such as brand new functionalities, a step-change in user experience and additional cost savings for organizations".