07:25 PM

Building Materials Logistics & Geographic Optimization

by Babak Toloue Tehrani 

The distribution of concrete is one of the most complex logistics management tasks. Ready-mix concrete has a very short shelf life of approx. 90 minutes and small and large order quantities must be delivered quickly, accurately and as cost-effectively as possible to geographically widely distributed and frequently-changing unloading points. Through the use of geo information, the various operational processes of the building material logistics can be optimized.

08:20 PM

Privacy-preserving Whereabouts in Anti-Doping

by Sebastian Zickau 

Starting with the use-case of anti-doping and athletes' whereabouts management in the current system ADAMS, the talk explores some ideas regarding privacy-preserving technologies and self-determination using geofences. Furthermore the talk will give an overview of geolocation representations and geocodes systems, such as Geohashes, Open Location Code, S2, MapCode, and the Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate system. Besides the anti-doping use-cases, other scenarios will be explored and should lay the ground for a fruitful discussion on geocoding, whereabouts, and privacy.

08:45 PM

Achieving supply chain excellency by providing high precision ETAs

by Marian Pufahl 

Synfioo, the ETA expert, taps into an extensive list of external and internal data sources to assess if certain events can cause delays for each individual transport. Synfioo can also connect to all carriers and subcarriers and receive departure, GPS and drive time information automatically. Synfioo then predicts the ETA (Estimated time of arrival) for all transports, alerts all relevant parties if there are disruptions to the plan and provides routing alternatives that can be acted upon immediately. Since Synfioo is a pure backend service, the information provided is integrated into existing IT-systems, e.g., the transport manager sees the information in the environment he is familiar with. In essence, Synfioo facilitates transportation planning by providing relevant information to better manage the delivery time window. That allows transportation planners to concentrate on their core tasks and to increase their productivity.