JF Hillebrand gain effeciency with Intelligent Video Analysis
JF Hillebrand spent a vast number of hours every week trying to find pallets that were object for reclaims by manually searching for time stamps in the WMS activity log. These time stamps were then inserted into the video surveillance system and by fast forwarding or rewind finding the reclaimed pallet on film. Logistics Manager Mr. Kenneth Ullenius wanted a solution to cut all those hours spent by consultants trying to find single pallets within a customized double lane wrapping automation, that he designed. This automation handles up to five thousand pallets per week.
How come you spent all this time searching for pallets in a video system?
- Since we have high value goods with tax regulations, it is of utmost importance to have good control of what has left the warehouse and in what shape. If we get any reclaims, we need to verify what has happened and if we need to do any changes to avoid reoccurrences. It’s all about control of quality in the deliveries and having confirmation if the reclaim is valid or not.
What did you find in the Intelligent Video Analysis from SiB Solutions?
- First of all, I was surprized by the short project for such a technical solution. The pallets are scanned with advanced scanners on their way to the wrapping machines in two separate lanes. They are identified by the scanner and filmed during the wrapping procedure. We also covered the manual wrapping station, adding scanning even to this operation. We link the videos with the order information system to gain identification. All in all, it did not take more than a couple of weeks to complete this, and it all worked spotless from day one.
So, what is gained in terms of efficiency?
- With the solution from SiB Solutions we spend minimal time investigating reclaims and use that time to focus on gaining even higher quality in our deliveries. We simply enter the pallet id and instantly get the video sequence showing the correct pallet without any need to manually search in several systems.
JF Hillebrand is one of the world’s largest logistics company specializing in beer, wine and distilled spirits. The company provides airfreight, inland transport, warehousing, insurance, and inventory management. It is based in Mainz, Germany, and their Swedish operation and warehouse is based in Jordbro, south of Stockholm.
Published: June 4, 2020