Our first iteration of DEL20 in Singapore welcomed six organizations. Together, there were seven potential experiments of which participants voted for the top two.
These are the companies (and technologies) with whom we were happy to turn ideas into actionable innovations:
Dnata (Thermotracker) Dnata is a leading airport service provider, clinching numerous awards and accreditations across their countries of operations. As the COVID-19 pandemic developed, workplace health and monitoring became the top priority. At Dnata Singapore, all staff must submit their body temperatures daily to fulfill government regulatory requirements. With different measuring equipment and reporting methods across teams, it is challenging to maintain the accuracy and consistency of the data. There is also the possibility that an employee chooses not to disclose minor symptoms.
Together with the delaware team, a prototype to detect employee faces while recording their temperature was drawn up. It would feed the information into a central database that is stored consistently and organized. The system was also designed to notify the supervisor should a temperature abnormity be recorded, allowing for a quick response and minimal disruption to the business operations.
Katoen Natie (IoT & Analytics) As an international logistics service provider and port operator, Katoen Natie is present in 26 countries on five continents and employs about 16,000 people worldwide. Katoen Natie heavily depends on material handling equipment, most commonly forklifts, for day-to-day operations. Most of the forklifts are externally leased. Katoen Natie’s interest is to ensure that their usage is optimized. Due to the large area where the employees operate, it is difficult to monitor and track the usage rate of these forklifts. The core deliverable recommended a tracking beacon solution to enable active monitoring and tracking of their forklifts usage. The data can be presented in an intelligent dashboard to give Katoen Natie deeper insights into overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) more efficiently utilized across different teams/shifts.