Siemens Logistics has further extended and enhanced its software portfolio for parcel handling with its new Hub Performance Booster software.
Aimed at optimised management of day-to-day parcel operations, the software relies on real-time collection of operational data, automatically generating recommendations for operators and ensures the timeliest intervention possible. Siemens says the modular architecture of the software allows for demand-driven functional deployment in all hub processes, end-to-end. Real-time visibility along the overall process chain assists in operating a hub at optimal performance, it adds.
“In a dynamic environment, such as parcel hubs, smart solutions are key to driving digitalisation,” says Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Logistics. “Our Hub Performance Booster reduces complexity and at the same time creates end-to-end transparency. With this new high-performing software, we support our customers to increase operational efficiency and enhance profitability of their hubs.”
Even small deviations within interconnected processes and a lack of transparency can lower a hub’s throughput and jeopardise adherence to service level agreements, the company says. Hub Performance Booster’s analytics tools enable forecasting to help prevent operational issues from happening.
In addition, the software can execute highly automated operational control processes. Among others, it provides suggestions on which chutes need to be unloaded at the highest priority to avoid overruns and costly parcel re-circulations on the sorter. It also supplies advice to vehicle loading teams on which dock trucks should be changed to avoid loading capacity bottlenecks. The software also provides information on sorter occupancy to detect unbalanced situations.
Recommendations generated by Hub Performance Booster are based on online analytics results. The information can be retrieved at any point of interest and on a range of smart devices.