“Uncertain futures reinforce the need to react quickly in intralogistics and how we handle goods worldwide. Access to decision-making support and data insight is crucial to survive, optimise operations and logistics, and stay profitable in a changing market,” said Dag-Adler Blakseth, chief executive officer of Element Logic.
eLogiq: A competitive advantage
Element Logic has partnered with Microsoft and has built eLogiq using Microsoft Azure’s cloud-based technology. eLogiq makes it possible to collect and analyse data flows from different sources in real-time, enabling businesses to take the necessary steps to optimise warehouse operations immediately.
“The new platform, built on Azure technology and developed by Element Logic, is an important step in optimising warehouse operations. Making data available opens several opportunities for improvement, efficiency, and growth. That is a competitive advantage for businesses adopting the platform,” said Daniel Reime, global partner solutions leader, Microsoft Norway.
“With eLogiq, we can help our customers improve internal processes, increase efficiency, and provide them with faster and more reliable order handling,” added Sutharshan Nadarajah, technology director, Element Logic.
Data is gold
Data is the core asset when developing new and valuable solutions. To be competitive in a changing market, access to data from internal and external sources is essential. More data provides better insight for making correct and faster decisions.
“There is valuable data in our customers’ warehouse solutions, and eLogiq collects and structures it in a database. The data exists in multiple sources, including Element Logic’s other software solutions, eManager, eOperator, and eController. Our software is combined and used for data-driven optimisation,” explained Sutharshan Nadarajah.
A marathon – not a sprint
Element Logic has optimised warehouse operations since the 1980s and specialises in developing software and automated solutions that enable companies to design, operate and manage an end-to-end warehouse solution. The software and automated warehouse solutions continuously generate large amounts of data that are processed, analysed, and presented as valuable insights to create a trustworthy data basis for decision-making.
Similarly, the eLogiq data platform collects, structures, and analyses data, and then uses it for various value-added services and applications.
In the coming months and years, several services and applications will be added to eLogiq. These range from a dashboard solution displaying processed key data based on KPIs, to an API solution that enables warehouse management systems to retrieve raw data from eLogiq. Future services will also include predictive analysis of goods flow and possible issues, further optimisation of the warehouse and the data solution itself, and data harvesting to document sustainability, risk management, and regulatory requirements.
“In the long term, the goal is an automated warehouse solution that optimises and adjusts itself based on data insights. This will free up time and resources for other tasks. Our digitisation and process optimisation solutions can be delivered as ready-made applications and functionality, meaning that our customers can focus more on the value and results, and less on the process itself,” said Sutharshan Nadarajah.
“We will focus on developing new services and applications to extend the data platform. Smart accessibility and use of data will help our customers manage a market and a world in constant change. This is a product that will develop continuously over the coming years. It will be an exciting journey,” concluded Dag-Adler Blakseth.