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nextLAP's AI Production-Process-Platform IP/1 Used Worldwide by Automotive and Other Manufacturers

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Automotive Logistics Global Conference: nextLAP presents data hub
with real-time analysis for material flow optimisation

nextLAP Inc. (www.nextlap.io),
a provider of AI-based solutions for the digital management and
automation of production and logistics processes, will present its AI
Production-Process-Platform IP/1 at the Automotive Logistics Global
Conference in Detroit from 18 to 20 September. The IP/1 platform is a
data hub featuring real-time analysis. When fully integrated, it can be
used to implement applications for the AI-supported optimisation of
material flow in factories, for example. These solutions are used
worldwide, including by leading automotive manufacturers.

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nextLAP: AI Production-Process-Platform IP/1 (Graphic: Business Wire)

nextLAP will present its SmartRack and pickEXPLORER solutions at the
Conference. Both solutions are integrated into the in-house developed
cloud-based AI Production-Process-Platform IP/1. The platform collects
process parameters from production and logistics – for example, when and
where a part was installed, installation rates or the current location
of a truck that is delivering parts to the factory. With the help of
real-time data and existing empirical values, which are pooled on the
platform and put into context, nextLAP develops algorithms that can make
autonomous decisions for improvement and feed them back into the
process. In line with nextLAP's predictive process control philosophy,
the Production-Process-Platform instantly recognises anomalies,
autonomously identifies potential problem-solving scenarios and takes
countermeasures before the fault can actually occur.

The platform uses relevant data sources to create a digital real-time
overview of the production and logistics processes and thus serves as
the basis for the planning, development, management and monitoring of
processes. It integrates both IIoT hardware developed by nextLAP itself
and technologies from third parties such as scanners or data glasses.

SmartRack and pickEXPLORER for optimising material flows build on the
IP/1 AI platform. SmartRack is used for digitising and automating all
types of order-picking processes and includes IIoT buttons with LED
display, controller and a screen or tablet. The storage racks and areas
are equipped with these IIoT components and connected to the IP/1
platform.

The data collected in SmartRack from order-picking processes (part
number, shaft, number of picks…) establishes the core for pickEXPLORER,
a solution for layout-based planning and the analysis of intralogistic
areas. pickEXPLORER optimises routes, throughput times and ergonomics,
resulting in process cost savings of up to 50 per cent.

"With their AI technologies, our solutions contribute to the
implementation of self-optimised factories. They are employed by many
companies, including leading international automotive OEMS. Using
SmartRack, a leading German automotive manufacturer was able to
significantly improve the quality of its order-picking process,
achieving almost zero-defect order picking. This resulted in order
picking cost savings of 30 per cent", explains André Ziemke, Managing
Director of nextLAP Inc. "Our attendance at the Automotive Logistics
Global Conference underlines our international outlook – it shows that
factories have similar requirements, whether for German manufacturers or
across the pond".

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