Warehouse and production sites are some of the most challenging environments for indoor positioning system (IPS) deployments. These sites are by nature complex due to their sheer size and due to the number of processes that govern them. Thanks to Pozyx' ease of use, its robustness and Pozyx' integration possibilities, a lot of industrial applications become viable.
Production line stoppages impact the bottom line and can often be traced back to issues with the internal (re)supply process. A delay with a tugger train at station 'A' cascades through the (re)supply process, creating even bigger delays at station 'Y' and 'Z'.
Classic milk-run optimizations don't use RTLS data. Thanks to Pozyx' UWB technology, milk-run heuristics can be optimized with real-time positioning data from the tugger trains. Delays can be mitigated in real-time, buffers can be decreased and the overall throughput can be increased while keeping the quality of the process under control. Deploying an ultra-wideband solution is top of mind and thanks to Pozyx' value proposition these projects have a very good ROI and pay for themselves.
In 2017 an international beer brewer decided to roll out a new Warehouse Management System (WMS) solution for all their Chinese warehouses. The pilot warehouse selected for this project measures more than 27.000 m2. During peak season the whole site is filled to the brim with pallets of beer stacked 7 m high. Thousands of pallets move in and out of the warehouse over the course of a few days. Pozyx was selected out of multiple ultra-wideband vendors to deploy the RTLS network and position the forklift fleet in real time at sub-pallet accuracy.