UPS uses Schneider Electric to build IoT Hub

On the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, UPS has an industry-leading Smart Hub capable of handling 104,000 packages per hour. It’s a game-changing facility, loaded with the kind of technology and capabilities transforming the entire shipping industry. What is driving the need for this massive build-out? The rapid and ongoing rise of digital demand.

“The growth of digital demand in shipping and e-commerce has given us a variation in package mix, package size, delivery demands, and customer expectations that did not exist just a few years ago,” said Joel Stenson, Vice President of Corporate Plant Engineering at UPS. “It tells us that the market is changing, and we are changing right along with it."

Calling on a long-term relationship with Schneider Electric, the two companies collaborated to create innovative, digital solutions to improve efficiency, modernize operations, and meet customer demands.

Many companies have begun implementing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in stages, but even then, changing production methods, processes and adding efficiency throughout the value chain can be difficult to understand and visualize.

EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s IIoT platform. It’s scalable, modular, and ready for smart manufacturing. With integrated software, it improves productivity, efficiency, sustainability, and cybersecurity for plants and machine builders.

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