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Körber offers free contact tracing

Tracing system works with WMS and monitors assets and people


May 11, 2020
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HAMBURG – Körber is offering a free contact tracing add-on to its warehouse management systems.

Körber InSight Contact Tracer tracks the locations of people, devices, orders and the corresponding use of equipment throughout the warehouse – protecting workers and operations.

“We’re in unprecedented times due to COVID-19,” said Sean Elliott, chief technology officer for Körber Supply Chain – Software.

“Now, more than ever, businesses need a partner that understands their unique supply chain complexities. This includes advanced software solutions to assess risk for your supply chain and staff and helping you continue to meet consumer demands.”

Contact Tracer works with data from the warehouse management system (WMS) to monitor the potential movement of coronavirus. This can be adjusted according to a company’s unique needs.

Examples include tracking the cycle of events and locations of an employee, devices (headsets, scanners, radios), equipment (pallet jacks, clamp truck, forklifts, carts) and inbound and outbound orders throughout the warehouse – narrowed to a specific timeframe.

Additionally, companies have the insights to inform customers about any possible exposure to the contents of their orders.

Previously requiring extensive manual research of hundreds of interactions, supply chain professionals can now instantly assess who, what, when and where is potentially impacted. The result is a simplified means to detect direct and indirect exposure to coronavirus and determine low to high-risk scenarios for warehouse products and people.

The Körber Business Area Supply Chain is part of the international technology group Körber. This consists of Aberle, Aberle Software, Cirrus Logistics, Cohesio Group, Consoveyo, DMLogic, HighJump, inconso, Otimis, Langhammer, Riantics and Voiteq. Körber is home to more than 2,300 professionals and nearly 100 strategic partners across the globe.