Cargotec aims to leverage digital services to transform cargo handling operations.
New digital services provide huge opportunities for cargo handling industry
Cargotec’s vision is to be the leader in intelligent cargo handling by 2020. It plans to connect its entire fleet and achieve comprehensive data analytics capabilities. The key aspects and considerations were:
Disparate equipment conforming to varied specifications and protocols
Integration with existing legacy systems to migrate them to a unified AWS Cloud Platform
Need for remote on-boarding and diagnostics
Secure end-to-end data and communication channel
TCS and Cargotec co-create an IoT platform to collect, store, and analyze sensory data.
TCS leveraged its Sensor Data Analytics IoT Framework (SDAF) and modernized data lake using native services on AWS, to design and build a cloud-based platform for Cargotec. Our integrated solution enabled IoT-based, real-time data collection, management, and monitoring strategies. We provided a scalable solution using cloud Infrastructure as a Service, with secure data channels between the equipment and the cloud.
Key features included:
- Data Lake and Big Data platform, enabling storage and reporting of data in large quantities, algorithm-driven actions, business process automation, and data publication through APIs
- Web portals and Business Intelligence (BI)-based reports for KPIs, alerts, notifications, and performance-related metrics to support internal and external customers
- Cloud-based automation, leveraging advanced AWS Cloud PaaS services
- Provisioning for real-time and advanced analytics on equipment data