SKODA AUTO Logistics optimises use of container space with help of artificial intelligence
There is an endless number of ways to fit the different-sized pallets into a container, which makes loading a challenging task for logisticians. The program calculates how the different pallets must be loaded in order to make maximum use of each container’s capacity.
Klaus Blüm, Head of ŠKODA IT, added, OPTIKON illustrates how we use Industry 4.0 and artificial intelligence technologies at ŠKODA AUTO to make everything we do even more efficient. When determining how the respective items should be placed to maximise container space, the app includes up to 400 pallet types in its calculations. Furthermore, the program also balances the weight distribution within the container and checks that the freight will be shipped in good time.
The ŠKODA AUTO Logistics department has been using OPTIKON since November 2019, in particular for loading containers that are shipped to Nizhny Novgorod.
Oct 01, 2020 at 09:28