Eddy Thans, CEO of Prime Vision, will share his thoughts on the future of post and parcel sorting at Post-Expo 2015 in Paris. Thans is part of a panel discussing innovations in sorting taking place at 4:00pm on Wednesday September 30, 2015.
It’s no secret that all postal operators are facing the same challenge: declining volumes in combination with fixed costs, a business model that can lead to a dramatic reduction in profits if there is limited process flexibility. This, in tandem with deregulation that is seeing new market entrants challenging incumbent national operators, means the time for change is now.
Thans will argue that automation is the way forward, but not in the traditional machinery sense, but in using intelligent software at the platform level to deliver operational flexibility. There are several advantages to this approach. For instance, it’s not only easier to change software than hardware, but is far less expensive, and helps facilitate supplier independence.
Supplier independence is considered by most to be the assurance for low costs both now and in the future, as opposed to being locked-in with proprietary ‘black-boxes’ from multiple hardware vendors. In fact, the key to the success of many projects is deemed to be the open, rather than proprietary, interface of the software platform.
If you are interested in receiving a copy of the White Paper on ‘The Future of Sorting’, then get in touch with Prime Vision on firstname.lastname@example.org or collect a paper from booth 1000 at Post-Expo 2015.
September 24, 2015