The project ‘OptiCharge’ looked for more efficient loading and unloading processes through automation for both shippers and transporters. The complete process of loading and unloading was analyzed at the participating companies (including related processes like pre-sorting, checks, storage,…). The different kinds of automation available today and state-of-the-art solutions in the pipeline were examined.
- lower transportation costs (fewer waiting lines)
- optimal deployment of manpower and assets
- lower personnel expenses
- optimal use of warehouse space
- fewer damages