The Cambion project is based on an actual logistical problem: the standstill of transport equipment. This occurs during off-peak periods, when transport equipment exceeds demand. Other situations can be supported too; such as when a transporter arrives at a client’s location at an agreed time but faces a locked gate and is therefore unable to unload. Furthermore, he needs his trailer to be empty for loading at the location of another customer a little later. The purpose of the VIL project is for transport companies to help each other in such situations. A driver could, for example, temporarily drop off his full trailer at the location of a partner in the area, and then borrow an empty trailer for the next assignment. Or since peak and off-peak periods do not always occur simultaneously for each transport company, there is also the opportunity to share transport equipment.
VIL was looking for an IT partner to develop a simulation tool for the Cambion project; this was required to easily match companies that want to share overcapacity of transport equipment, as well as to provide them with the necessary information. On the other hand, the tool must also make the available means of transport visible through a track & trace system.
The Suivo IoT Cloud platform is a user-friendly cloud-based web application that collects asset data and makes it digitally available to authorised users. With this IoT solution, VIL wants to test whether it is possible to share trailers and reduce costs as a result, or to be able to carry out additional assignments as a result of the increased flexibility. There is even a possibility that extra revenue can even be generated by renting out free capacity.
“The Cambion project fits in with Suivo’s mission to be a reliable partner for the digitisation processes within numerous companies. We are honoured to be able to participate in this.”