Panalpina has entered into a strategic alliance with technology company Honeywell to enhance worker productivity, accuracy and efficiency across its global distribution centres.
Honeywell is to become a technology partner supporting Panalpina’s global innovation initiatives around connected distribution centers, connected supply chains, and connected workers.
Panalpina will deploy Honeywell’s industry-leading technology solutions globally at its warehouses, including voice directed solutions, mobile hand-held devices, and warehouse automation solutions. The two companies agreed to a strategic alliance to jointly collaborate and deploy solutions that deliver value to Panalpina’s global customer base.
“The partnership with Honeywell will be instrumental for our LogEx continuous improvement initiatives and support us in providing best-in-class operations to our customers worldwide,” says Mike Wilson, Panalpina’s global head of Logistics and Manufacturing.
“Our goal is to support Panalpina in realising its global digital transformation strategy,” says Thomas Park, chief commercial officer of Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions. “We will partner on new technology solutions designed to help distribution centre workers and shippers streamline supply chain operations, gain detailed information about the condition of their shipments and comply with industry regulations.”
Recent implementations of Honeywell’s Mobility Edge devices and Vocollect Voice technology in two of Panalpina’s warehouses have been very successful and shown a 15 per cent improvement in productivity, the global forwarding and logistics company said.
“Combined with our global standardised warehouse management system and integrated solutions, Honeywell adds enabling hardware and innovative technologies to work smarter and more efficiently,” says Brian Caputo, Panalpina’s corporate head of Logistics, HR and Legal IT products.