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Smart Solutions

SmartSolutions IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) brings many benefits and companies typically find different ways of leveraging these opportunities. This explains the individualized approach of the DHL SmartSolutions IoT team. We seek to develop a best-in-class IoT solution set for each customer, drawing on deep logistics expertise and technology mastery to deliver visibility across the entire supply chain.

With a comprehensive range of products and services, we carefully select different active and passive IoT solutions to cover various use cases. Our solution offering always aims to strengthen the core logistics portfolio by adding IoT benefits, for example, the use of sensor technologies to increase visibility and improve quality, security, and regulatory compliance.

Our IoT solutions are available to all customers via the DHL business divisions. You are also warmly invited to visit one of the four DHL Innovation Centers located around the world to see firsthand how DHL SmartSolutions IoT is shaping the logistics landscape. You’ll also discover how our team is currently scouting, selecting, and provisioning technologies, co-developing innovative solutions, and building new partnerships to continually expand our IoT solution set.

For a customized approach to IoT that will meet your particular solution needs – now and in the future – please get in touch today.


Explore the World of IoT in Logistics

The IoT Experience 2021

Watch the DHL IoT Experience for practical, actionable guidance on implementing the right IoT solutions to address your unique business needs, and hear thoughtful perspectives on the role of SmartSolutions in further digitalizing and future-proofing supply chains.

Visionary keynotes, live use cases in our operations and even a special glimpse into the future make this one virtual event you won’t want to miss!

The Internet of Things Day 2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) is reality today and companies in every industry are rapidly identifying ever-more compelling IoT driven business cases.

To mark this extraordinary momentum, DHL hosted its inaugural IoT Day at the DHL Innovation Center in Troisdorf, Germany. With the theme “Experience connected logistics”, this unique event explored the infinite opportunities brought by billions of connected things to the logistics industry.

Innovation Challenge - Smart Guard

The future of secure logistics is smart and sustainability focused. However, today many delivery modes of transport utilize single-use metal strips or locks for securing, authenticating and tracking cargo. Thanks to a digital revolution in form of IoT, locks and seals are getting smarter and there are variety of ways to secure the shipments.

The Logistic and Supply Chain Summit was an opportunity to organise the „ Innovation Challenge - Smart Guard“. Watch the recording to get to know the solutions and winner of the challenge.

DHL Innovation Plug In Series – Track and Trace

Visibility is no longer just a value-added service but a critical component for any company to overcome disruption in the time of the coronavirus. Many companies are currently facing distribution challenges with lack of clear visibility over their supply chains to navigate uncertainty and make strategic data driven decisions.

Watch the DHL Innovation Plug In Series – Track and Trace, to discover Featuring actual use cases from the life sciences, manufacturing, and consumer sectors

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