Körber launches free contact tracer product

HAMBURG — Supply chain technology company Körber is offering the Körber InSight Contact Tracer to mitigate and handle the impact of coronavirus in distribution operations.

Contact Tracer tracks the locations of people, devices, orders and the corresponding use of equipment throughout the warehouse – protecting workers and operations.

“We’re in unprecedented times due to COVID-19,” said Sean Elliott, chief technology officer for Körber Supply Chain – Software. “Now more than ever businesses need a partner that understands their unique supply chain complexities. At Körber, we’re first and foremost your ally, creating highly-tailored solutions to meet your needs today and beyond. This includes advanced software solutions to assess risk for your supply chain and staff and helping you continue to meet consumer demands.”

More products, suppliers, distribution channels and heightening consumer expectations already make supply chains more complex by the day. Combine this with supply chain continuity in light of the recent pandemic, this complexity increases exponentially. Contact Tracer works to overcome this, the company said.

Contact Tracer works with data from the warehouse management system to monitor the potential movement of coronavirus. This can be adjusted per each company’s needs. Examples include tracking the cycle of events and locations of an employee, devices (headsets, scanners, radios), equipment (pallet jacks, clamp truck, forklifts, carts) and inbound and outbound orders throughout the warehouse – narrowed to a specific timeframe.

Companies can tell customers about any possible exposure to the contents of their orders.

Previously requiring extensive manual research of hundreds of interactions, supply chain professionals can now instantly assess who, what, when and where is potentially impacted. The result is a simplified means to detect direct and indirect exposure to coronavirus and determine low to high-risk scenarios for warehouse products and people.

Contact Tracer is now available globally for Körber Warehouse Management Systems.