Track: Supply Chain Analytics
Digital Twins: The Conduit for Successful Applied-OR Tools
Tuesday, April 13, 3:35-4:15pm EDT
In 2019, Automation Intelligence partnered with the United Parcel Service (UPS) to begin developing what will become the largest intra-facility digital twin known to date. This project spanned over 9 months and spawned a number of use cases, including testing new tools and technologies to make parcel sorting facilities more efficient. The main benefit to their organization is visibility and quick access to their hubs, and being able to “pre-launch” new decision support tools.
This is a dramatic shift to how new technologies are piloted at UPS. With the increasing demand on logistics companies to innovate along with the high-risk of failure, digital twins serve to minimize both timeline and implementation risk — winning on both sides.
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