Comarch in cooperation with the RWTH Aachen University is currently developing two research projects which are using Asset Tracking and Industry 4.0 for the E.GO electric car production line for Deutsche Post. We implemented Future Logistic (location-based services) and Real Time Location Service (RTLS) 3.0, which are fully integrated with Comarch IoT Platform, Comarch Smart Lighting and Comarch ERP. These solutions formed a coherent Internet from Production – system which combines ERP software with IoT solutions to optimize the production and logistics process.
In the factory, we have applied maintenance-free ERP systems, operating on a smart production line equipped with a network of devices. This solution allows setting out zones for appropriate workplaces, obtaining and analyzing data, automating and controlling the production process and locating individual components.
Thanks to the implementation of IoT solutions, it is possible to fully supervise all production stages, as well as to effectively manage the production process and control its quality. Analyzing the most up-to-date data from the production line, which takes place in real time, also allows to optimize the process, significantly reduce its costs and minimize staff errors.
In addition, Asset Tracking solution enables tracking the location of intermediates (components) and consequently effective inventory management and security control (the system recognizes employees authorized to reside in a given area). The solution – in combination with the implementation of Comarch Smart Lighting – both contribute to the reduction of production costs and translate into a real increase in the efficiency and profitability of the producer.