Panalpina has entered into a strategic alliance with technology company Honeywell to enhance worker productivity, connected supply chain, accuracy, and efficiency across its global distribution centre
The forwarder will deploy Honeywell’s technology solutions globally at its warehouses, including voice directed solutions, mobile hand-held devices, and warehouse automation solutions. The two companies agreed to a strategic alliance to jointly collaborate and deploy solutions that deliver value to Panalpina’s global customer base.
Panalpina’s global head of logistics and manufacturing, Mike Wilson said: “The partnership with Honeywell will be instrumental for our LogEx continuous improvement initiatives and support us in providing best-in-class operations to our customers worldwide.”
Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions chief commercial officer, Thomas Park said the goal is to support Panalpina in realising its global digital transformation strategy.
He added: “We will partner on new technology solutions designed to help distribution center workers and shippers streamline supply chain operations, gain detailed information about the condition of their shipments and comply with industry regulations.”
Recent implementations of Honeywell’s Mobility Edge devices and Vocollect Voice technology in two of Panalpina’s warehouses have shown a 15 per cent improvement in productivity.
“Combined with our global standardised warehouse management system and integrated solutions, Honeywell adds enabling hardware and innovative technologies to work smarter and more efficiently,” said Panalpina’s corporate head of logistics, HR and legal IT products, Brian Caputo.