TECHNOLOGIES originally designed for video games and smartphones are now being used in the goods distribution industry.
A study conducted by DHL
has found that this marks a complete reversal of past practices in which new technologies were initially first applied in business – and then migrated to private users later.
According to the Trend Research team at DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation, its ‘Low-Cost Sensor Technology’ report shows how technologies like Microsoft’s video-game camera Kinect, smart watches and NFC (near-field communications) technology are being incorporated into everyday logistics monitoring.
“But they expect to have the same standard of technology at work. For this reason, we think companies now have to step up and put Smartphone sensors to work in their logistics,” he advises.
Read Nigel Tomkins’ full analysis in Air Cargo News 7 April 2014 – Issue No. 774