Logistics 4.0 is connected in real time and illuminated by data. But to be really intelligent, it must respect the environment.
The pallet is a core logistics asset but optimizing handling and cost management is still a great challenge. Beyond the interchange or exchange modes on a par with pallets, the number of items lost in the supply chains is still extremely high: in the various industrial sectors, losses are estimated at between 13 and 30% of the total handled.
This is the reason why RFID technology has entered
all the supply chains: the Internet of Things enters the factory, bringing a new intelligence in systems and procedures. Thanks to the unique radio frequency identification, via handheld or RFID gate, it is possible to check the inventory of goods in a matter of seconds, avoiding errors in manual counting, entry and exit, optimizing picking and shipping. The cost of pallets has a significant impact on budgets.