Why did the two forklifts crash? A real-time tracking solution at a logistics center handling Bosch-Siemens home appliances delivers a prompt answer to the shift supervisor.
An onscreen simulation reenacts where the two forklifts, equipped with sensors that measure their batteries, the weight of goods carried and their exact position, bumped into each other. The solution also records whether collisions frequently occur at that particular spot and even suggests shorter alternative routes.
Over the past several months, the engineering and electronics company Bosch and enterprise software maker SAP have been collaborating in establishing standards for exchanging data in industrial processes.