At CargoBeacon we usually help our customers on a project basis. A small prestudy typically provide us with the information we need to help you overcome your challenges. We love to dig right in to your challenges and come up with the optimal solution for you. An improvement project involving Internet Of Things in your operations or logistics involve at least four different steps:
Together we set business objectives defining what we want to achieve in the long run. The project initiative might come from management or working crew trying to solve, or improve, their daily work. Management and the working crew must share the same view in what to achieve with the project. The achievement should preferably be expressed in measurable metrics, based on today's situation. These measurements form the basis for comparison after improvements have been done.
We conduct a smaller PoC using existing hardware, or patched hardware and logger devices. The PoC should involve as much as possible of the same processes and components as thought for a long term solution. The phase should also have a limited budget and run for a short, well defined time span. The main purpose is to collect enough data in order to evaluate the processes. Have they improved as expected?
At least one well defined iteration step should be defined where the proposed solution can be modified and taken back into operations in order to improve findings from the PoC phase. Benefits that can be achieved include quality improvements, reduced waste or cost and improved efficiency.
Once the proof of concept has been tested and optimized it is time for roll out. This step may include the design and production of custom articles adapted for the specific use case. With high volume production the aim is to gain further efficiency by expanding the concept outside the initial rollout. As the rollout is initiated it is important to have new processes in place so that the success of the roll out can be closely monitored.