Körber InSight Contact Tracer Debuts
May 11, 2020
Körber InSight Contact Tracer
mitigates and handles the impact of coronavirus in distribution
operations. 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. At Körber, we're first and foremost your ally,
creating highly-tailored solutions to meet your needs today and beyond.
This includes advanced software solutions to assess risk for your supply
chain and staff and helping you continue to meet consumer demands."
More products, suppliers, distribution channels and heightening consumer
expectations already make supply chains more complex by the day. Combine
this with supply chain continuity in light of the recent pandemic, this
complexity increases exponentially. Contact Tracer overcomes this.
Tracer uniquely works with data from the warehouse management system (WMS)
to monitor the potential movement of coronavirus. This can be adjusted
per each 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.