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SAP and NTT DATA launch solution to track shipments of fragile goods

NTT DATA and SAP Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) launched Connected Product, a co-innovation solution to improve supply chain assurance management.

The solution helps stakeholders monitor the location and environmental conditions of goods in transit.

According to SAP, the solution is very useful for tracking fragile goods, such as solar panels, bulk liquids, such as wine and olive oil, cheese, pharmaceuticals and vaccines.

“In addition to reducing waste, the solution provides greater visibility across the entire supply chain and helps to take necessary action in the event of damage or delays,” the company said in a statement Tuesday.

“Global value chains are becoming increasingly complex due to rising geopolitical risks, growing trade and volatile material availability,” he said.

“Loss due to poor transport conditions has become a multi-billion dollar problem due to the extreme difficulty in identifying the cause of damage or when an incident occurred,” he added.

These challenges present a great opportunity to re-engineer the entire value chain with a solution that can provide real-time insight into transportation operations, from temperature and humidity changes to cargo tilt, at all times. the parties involved.

The solution was launched at the SAP Sapphire conference held in Tokyo on Tuesday.

Currently, the solution is working on a pilot with a Spanish logistics group and a German insurance company to track the status of hundreds of containers moved by 20 shippers between Europe and Asia.

The pilot will run until September 2022, after which NTT DATA plans to integrate the system into business operations, expanding the solution to more international insurance and logistics companies.

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July 12, 2022