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Fujitsu using IoT to improve distribution

Feb 26. 2018
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By The Japan News/ANN

TOKYO — A new service from Fujitsu Ltd. utilises Internet of Things (IoT) technology to detect unproductive or inefficient workflows in warehouses.

Fujitsu developed the new service for the distribution industry, which is struggling with labor shortages. It shows on computer screens the distances that workers move and how long their activities take, monitoring these elements via sensors installed in warehouses.

 The main feature of the new service is to check whether warehouse staff are using inefficient processes during their work.

 In the future, the company plans to offer proposals about the most suitable staff allocations and workflows by using artificial intelligence (AI), Fujitsu officials said.

 Fujitsu also offers similar services for retailers. The company aims to earn a total of ¥20 billion in sales from the service by fiscal 2020.

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