HERE, AWS Team to Improve Fleet Efficiency
May 16, 2022
Technologies has entered a five-year strategic collaboration
agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help organizations
improve their supply chain visibility, transportation and logistics
(T&L), fleet routing, and estimated times of arrival (ETAs) from the
first-to-last mile of delivery.
According to Gartner, “real-time transportation visibility continues
to be a key priority for shippers and 3PLs, and their customers,”
and by 2023, 50% of global leading enterprises will have invested in
real-time transportation visibility solutions.i Another Gartner
report states, “increasingly, supply chain visibility adoption is no
longer a “nice to have” for any organization— no matter the size,
geography or industry.”
As part of the collaboration, HERE will list its Supply Chain
Solutions that are utilized by T&L companies globally in AWS
Marketplace, a curated digital catalog that customers can use to
find, buy, deploy, and manage third-party software, data, and
services to build solutions and run their businesses. Additionally,
HERE will work with AWS to bring to market advanced capabilities for
T&L participants to leverage, such as warehouse and yard management,
predictive ETA calculations, and CO2 fleet emission solutions.
HERE Supply Chain Solutions build on enterprise-grade map content
and core location services (APIs for advanced traffic enabled
routing, geofencing, geocoding, and mobile SDKs). HERE Supply Chain
Solutions connect and integrate data from multiple stakeholders in
the transportation ecosystem to optimize planning, prediction of
events, shipment ETAs, and location-based analytics.
HERE Supply Chain Solutions include:
HERE Asset Tracking delivers real-time visibility of asset
location and status. HERE leverages a Platform-as-a-Service model to
enable businesses to track their assets seamlessly indoor and out.
Businesses can reduce time and money spent on missing equipment and
focus on optimizing asset utilization and efficiency.
HERE Tour Planning creates cost- or time-optimized tours for all
vehicles in a fleet, incorporating vehicle type and capacity, to
maximize utilization. The calculations reflect current traffic and
use special truck-routing attributes, such as road, height, and turn
restrictions, when heavy vehicles are used.
HERE Last Mile is an end-to-end software-as-a-service (SaaS)
application for managing last mile and urban deliveries. It comes
with a web-planning dashboard, mobile driver app, and real-time
tracking for more accurate ETAs. Customers can easily integrate with
their existing order management and Customer Relationship Management
systems or use it standalone.
"The requirements for efficient tour planning are constantly growing
in the transportation industry, corresponding to increased shipment
volumes, complex planning processes and a shortage of skilled
workers," said Tobias Braun, IT Project Manager at Active Logistics.
"Using HERE Tour Planning, we have developed a comprehensive
application that fully automates the transport planning process,
with accurate traffic data, shipment prioritization, and delivery
window compliance. This solution allows customers to reduce the time
needed to plan hundreds of vehicles' routes from several hours to
just a few minutes."
AWS is supporting HERE’s innovative location-based service
applications on AWS to increase visibility across supply chains
while tackling some of the largest challenges in T&L globally.
The development roadmap includes:
Extending asset visibility beyond transportation modes and into
the yards and warehouses;
Enabling tracking beyond containers, pallets, and cages to
monitoring the location and status of actual shipments;
Increasing the accuracy of predictive arrival and departure times
(ETA/ETD) across transportation modes with AI/ML; and
Providing services to measure fleet CO2 emissions in compliance with
global standards and to conduct what-if scenario planning for fleet
transitions to alternative fuels and drive trains.
“At the center of supply
chain visibility is location intelligence. We have seen now that
deep insights on the ‘where’and
‘when’ dimensions of operations deliver tremendous value, from
optimizing inbound and outbound logistics to middle and last mile
delivery execution,” said Edzard Overbeek, CEO at HERE Technologies.
“We are proud to work with AWS on deploying these cost and time
saving solutions for companies to minimize dwell times, predict ETAs
more accurately across every stage, and begin the crucial step of
measuring fleet CO2 emissions as the transition to EV vehicles
accelerates and economies decarbonize.”
companies around the world rely on real-time visibility for customer
satisfaction and operational efficiency. When shipments do not
arrive on time, or don’t arrive at all, someone’s bottom line is
impacted,” said Bill Vass, Vice President, AWS Engineering. “The AWS
Services for data management and aggregation power HERE Supply Chain
Solutions, and are required for the most relevant customer data to
be conflated with the latest location intelligence to solve the
visibility and predictability problem throughout a supply chain."
HERE is a partner to customers across the ecosystem of shippers,
3PL’s, 4PL’s, freight forwarders, and road carriers. Hundreds of
companies within the transportation, logistics, and mobility sectors
utilize HERE location data, software, and technology to create
leading fuel, time, and cost saving applications.
By integrating supply chain data and combining it with rich
enterprise-grade location data and services, HERE provides
meaningful insights for supply chain operators to better optimize
their workflows across the entire supply chain, from factory to
inside the warehouse and outside on the yard, all the way to the
last mile delivery. With data analytics, HERE machine learning
algorithms can predict possible disruptions, identify patterns, and
prescribe strategies to improve overall supply chain logistics