3. Innovationsforum Telematik – Summary
October 28, 2014
On the third Innovation Forum in Bocholt TIS offered a wide range of logistics related topics and current trends in mobile data communications. In addition to the theme of "B2C" in general cargo innovations in professional smartphones and the legal framework for BYOD were on the agenda.
The forum is primarily an information and communication event and not a traditional sales event. Therefore numerous informative lectures and a top-class assorted panel discussion as well as the discussions with 90 guests and TIS-partners were in focus.
In particular, the discussion of Peter Baumann (24plus), Wolfgang Debusmann (Emons) and Jürgen Wilhelm (Jeschke and Sander) on the podium was met with great interest, because of the timeliness of the B2C complex. So far, the consumer delivery is mainly reserved for parcel services.
But according to the estimates of the participants in the discussion the share of deliveries to residential customers by cargo forwarders already today accounts for about 10 percent. And rising. Because the online business is booming - and especially bulky goods can not be delivered by parcel services to residential customers due to their dimensions. Here the cargo forwarders are required, but they have difficulties with the integration into the existing B2B processes and face the challenges of the "last mile".
Bottom line of the very interesting discussion:
B2C in general cargo is an interesting market segment with potential for growth. But this requires a closer cooperation with the shop owners and new processes.
In addition to the panel discussion, our guests were given the opportunity to gather information in numerous lectures. Among others the subjects concerned the overall market situation, as well as legal pitfalls of BYOD and smartphones, cargo theft prevention, but also application scenarios in mobile solutions. In addition, our software development department introduced the new technical concept behind PSV3 Next Generation.
On several floors in the TIS Tower we also provided the opportunity to gather information about various topics directly from our partners: Starting at video surveillance in the warehouse over data center solutions, design options for WLAN infrastructures, terminal emulation, truck navigation and latest MDTs to advantages and disadvantages of different forms of financing.
Overall, the 3rd Innovation Forum telematics again was a very successful and exciting event, TIS will also offer this event in 2015 to our customers and partners.
A detailed report on the 3rd Innovation Forum Telematics can be found in our blog.
From October 20 – 22 we will be live at the International Supply Chain Conference in Berlin.
The TISLOG logistics software now offers e-CMR processing and we offer automated OS updates for TISWARE hardware users.
Find these topics and our webinar dates in this issue.
As of now we offer the processing of the e-CMR in the TISLOG logistics software.
With this, we are also taking another step towards “Paperless Logistics” at this point.
Learn all about the advantages of the digital bill of lading in TISLOG here.