DDC is built with Azure IoT Central, Microsoft’s fully managed IoT app platform that makes it easy to connect, monitor, and manage your own IoT devices and products. Azure IoT Central simplifies the initial setup of your IoT alternative and reduces the management burden, operational expenditures, and overhead of a regular IoT undertaking. This allows alternative builders to apply their energy and one of a kind domain expertise to solving customer needs and creating business value, rather than needing to attack the operating, handling, securing, and scaling of a international IoT solution. Partners such as Lenovo and NVIDIA add exceptional value through schemas that are relevant to business solutions like DDC, such as common industry hierarchies that organize people, places, and environments.
Since declaring Microsoft’s $5B commitment to creating a business leading net of things (IoT) stage this past year, we’ve continued to operate together with our ecosystem partners to build solutions to address these problems. The proven solution revealed Lenovo hardware, a single SE350 Edge Server, running the Azure IoT Edge runtime with NVIDIA DeepStream to process multiple channels of 1080P/30FPS H265 video flows in real-time, transforming cameras into smart sensors that understand their physical surroundings and utilize vision algorithms to discover missing products on a shelf or detect damaged products. Such programs of Azure IoT Edge technology enable customers to quickly and cost effectively deploy retail solutions that maximize their logistics operations.
Today, we’re excited to announce the next milestone on this trip, the trailer of Lenovo’s Digital Distribution Center (DDC) solution. Through real-time scalable package detection, tracking, and validation, DDC delivers for improved optimization and increased utilization of supply centers for retail, manufacturing, and logistics operations. The solution uses multi-video stream analytics using artificial intelligence and machine learning inferencing into self-learn, optimize, and scale. Additional releases will consist of geofencing alerts, palletization, depalletization, and last-mile sorting.
Join us for a demo of our solution at the Microsoft spouse booth during Microsoft Inspire–July 14-18, 2019, at Las Vegas, Nevada. If you are interested in joining our trailer program about the solution, please contact IoTSolutions@lenovo.com
Within the four walls of this distribution center, picking and packaging jobs account for at least 50 percent of the entire labor cost of warehousing operations. Access to labor has become increasingly challenging, particularly in urban centers, and staffing levels shoot up five to five ten-times normal levels during the holiday season. Space constraints and difficulty in staffing are forcing companies to consider embracing distribution centre technologies that cut labor costs, optimizes the flow of merchandise, and enhances productivity and usage of those facilities.
The speed of change hasn’t been as fast as it is now. Globally, the population is becoming more urban and earnings levels are rising. By 2050, almost 70 percent of the worldwide population will live in cities or urban areas–that’s six billion individuals. Consumer behavior has also materially changed over the previous decade, and also omnichannel retail, personalization, and requirement for same day deliveries are all increasing. To cater to the shifting landscape, urban supply facilities that point products closer to customers within large cities are on the rise to enable faster delivery and greater personalization.