Fujitsu Collaborates with DHL to Disrupt the Logistics Market with Innovative Technology
- Partnership based on co-creation, pooling knowledge and resources to deliver innovative solutions
- Industry-changing managed procurement service to include breakthrough wearable solutions, improving safety and efficiency for users across multiple industries
Building on its successful managed procurement services collaboration with DHL, which provides a new business approach to procurement solutions including uniform and protective equipment, Fujitsu will share its industry and technology expertise to jointly develop innovative solutions that improve safety for emergency services, whilst delivering operational efficiencies. Fujitsu and DHL also plan to use the partnership to drive the creation of entirely new markets in other sectors, such as airline logistics.
In a first for the logistics industry, the DHL solution provides a personalized supply chain for emergency and other uniformed services, supported by Fujitsu’s ecommerce platform. This innovative concept reduces the cost of product and supply chain management, while facilitating innovation and delivering a user friendly, personalized experience for individuals.
The use of wearable and IoT technology such as Fujitsu UBIQUITOUSWARE will enable emergency services to track the well-being of individuals in the field, through a dashboard showing their status and location. This will help to ensure accurate and timely response in safety-critical or life-threatening situations, as well as providing real-time tracking for the location of vital protective equipment.
Paul Richardson, MD, Specialist Services, DHL Supply Chain UKI, said: “As the global logistics leader, we constantly seek out innovations that improve our customers’ lives. Wearable technology is going to transform the way we work, helping us understand the dynamics of what’s happening around us and providing real time insight on our environment as never before. I’m delighted to partner with Fujitsu in this area and am confident that, together, we can deliver a gamechanger in the market.”
François Fleutiaux, SVP, Head of Sales and Country Leadership, Fujitsu EMEIA, said: “At Fujitsu, our aim is to create meaningful, transformative innovation, which is precisely what we anticipate that this partnership with DHL will deliver. By combining industry expertise from DHL with our own insight, we can realize the incredible potential of new technologies in logistics, such as brand new functionalities, a step change in user experience and additional cost savings for organizations. In the age of digital disruption, the Fujitsu-DHL partnership underlines the value of pooling knowledge and ideas through co-creation to innovate and prosper.”
Notes to editors
In a separate project, Fujitsu is already delivering benefits to DHL customers through the deployment of GlobeRanger IoT scanning and sensor technologies for airline duty-free logistics. Following a successful proof of concept, this project is forecast to deliver annual labor savings of more than EUR 500,000 and a 59 percent return on investment for the organization.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 156,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu EMEIA
Fujitsu enables customers to capitalize on digital opportunities with confidence, by helping them to balance robust ICT and digital innovation. Fujitsu’s full portfolio of products, solutions and services gives its customers a competitive advantage in the era of digital transformation. In Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) the company employs more than 29,000 people. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com/fts/about/
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Date: 28 November, 2016
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