Over the past few decades, supply chains have become huge networks of heterogeneous organizations involved in the manufacture and delivery of products to end users. The emergence of IoT is transforming every sector subject to digitization. After a period of evaluation of the use of IoT, companies have started to move towards completing the digitisation of their supply chains.
According to this paradigm, iNGENIOUS aims to design the next generation of IoT technology to serve and add digital value to the supply chains of the future. To this end, a solution will be designed that will make use of a large number of emerging technologies such as 5G technology, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, virtual and augmented reality, etc. Within the global supply chains, the project focuses on three scenarios: industry, transport and logistics.
In the Port of Valencia, the Fundación Valenciaport will carry out 4 use cases that will allow the validation of the technologies developed during the project:
- Integration of supply chains. In this use case, the interoperability between IoT platforms and the interoperability between blockchain platforms used for transport and logistics operations will be addressed.
- Understanding and predicting events in logistics-port scenarios: In this use case predictive models based on artificial intelligence will be designed to predict and optimise the time trucks spend inside the port during their operation.
- Improvement of safety in the handling of machinery through the use of virtual and augmented reality as well as haptic devices. In this case of use, the remote control of machinery in the port will be demonstrated through the aforementioned technologies and the use of 5G connectivity.
- Tracking of goods in intermodal transport through the joint use of IoT and satellite technology. In this case of use it will be demonstrated the tracking of a container that will be transported through land and sea transport between the port of Valencia and the port of Piraeus.