Fujitsu and DHL to apply IoT to emergency services

Fujitsu and DHL to apply IoT to emergency services

Fujitsu and DHL to apply IoT to emergency services
Fujitsu and DHL to apply IoT to emergency services

Fujitsu and DHL Supply Chain announce strategic co-creation partnership to develop new wearable tech and Internet of Things (IoT) services. 

IT services provider Fujitsu has partnered with DHL Supply Chain to bring new products and solutions to the logistics market. The co-creation agreement is in part looking to revolutionise the emergency services sector, an area in which there is the potential to improve safety and make operational efficiencies. Entirely new markets, including airline logistics, are also being targeted.

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As part of the partnership, DHL will provide a personalized supply chain for emergency and other uniformed services. This will be supported by Fujitsu’s own e-commerce platform. It’s hoped that this, combined with the use of wearable and IoT technology will empower emergency services with more data than ever before.

Fujitsu and DHL Supply Chain can “deliver a gamechanger in the market”

Paul Richardson, MD of specialist services at DHL Supply Chain UK, said: “As the global logistics leader, we constantly seek out innovations that improve our customers’ lives. Wearable technology is going to transform the way we work, helping us understand the dynamics of what’s happening around us and providing real-time insight on our environment as never before.”

“I’m delighted to partner with Fujitsu in this area and am confident that, together, we can deliver a gamechanger in the market.”

The implementation of wearable devices and IoT technology will improve operational efficiencies and the wellbeing of emergency staff in the field, through a dashboard showing their status and location. This will help services provide a more accurate and timely response in critical or life-threatening situations. This type of technology can also be used to provide real-time tracking for the location of vital equipment.

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François Fleutiaux, SVP, head of sales and country leadership EMEIA at Fujitsu, said: “Our aim is to create meaningful, transformative innovation, which is precisely what we anticipate this partnership with DHL will deliver.”

“By combining industry expertise from DHL with our own insight, we can realize the incredible potential of new technologies in logistics, such as brand new functionalities, a step change in user experience and additional cost savings for organizations. In the age of digital disruption, the Fujitsu-DHL partnership underlines the value of pooling knowledge and ideas through co-creation to innovate and prosper.”

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