Data analytics adds to the potential of integrated systems
Innovations in modern sortation systems can be applied to give even greater data-driven insights to CEP managers. Data analytics tools, for example, help CEP companies to further optimise their operations, such as improving throughput, reducing operational risk and lowering costs per parcel. Data analytics solutions can take real-time data from the sortation systems, collecting throughput data from inductions and discharges, re-circulations, discharge failures, scanner performance and alarms.
They can analyse the data to discover trends and patterns, helping operations managers make better and more informed decisions.
For example, control systems leveraging data analytics tools are able to reassign inbound trucks depending on which positions in the feed areas are experiencing low or high loads. Or predict when chutes will be full before discharging items and assign operators to prevent recirculations.
Through different data visualisation dashboards, CEP providers can gain greater transparency into all their processes, enabling them to transform their operations from “what we think we know” to “what we know”.