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A misfunction is causing a blockage within the physical warehouse. The unit in question sends the incident data through the warehouses data-infrastructure as usual.


The VAWM packet plugs into the warehouses existing APIs to process realtime information.

Virtual Command Center

The incident is displayed in real-time within the virtual command center to the warehouse manager. He delegates the incident to the warehouses engineering team, directly from within the virtual environment. The VAWM sends all incident data together with the request.

Virtual Interactive Warehouse Map

The virtual conference table displays a detailed map of all warehouse units and activities. Visual cues indicate incidents and error states. A drilldown functionality allows the warehouse manager to analyse the problem in real time, down to the specific part of the unit responsible for the alert.

AR Assisted Error Resolution

The engineer closest to the incident has not dealt with this type of error before. Thanks to his AR headset, interactive overlays guide him through the process step by step. The cause behind the blockage is quickly found and resolved.

VAWM: The Next Step in Industry 4.0 Development

Imagine: You are sitting in front of a wall of monitors that show a plethora of diagrams and tables, representing everything that is going on within your warehouse. This hardly seems like an efficient way to monitor a complex system such as a warehouse or factory. VAWM is aiming to change that.

The Virtual Accelerated Warehouse Management suite is an innovative new software solution with the goal to revolutionize how warehouse are being managed. Key to the management tool is the unique combination of VR and AR to visualize all information pertinent to managing the warehouse. Users are immersed within the information environment and presented with a way to access all necessary information incrementally and visually processed.

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The Inside:
Technical Background and Features

The entire VAWM system is powered by unreal engine. This allows for lightning fast adaptation to changes within the warehouses digital infrastructure.

All performance critical components are written in C++.
Blueprint enables designers to implement changes efficiently. Java EE provides an adaptable and highly compatible environment to communicate with existing APIs.

A microservice architecture builds the backbone for the VAWM, providing easier maintenance and update cycles.

A modular approach opens up exciting development opportunities, such as virtual inventories, to share sets of data with other users, as well as assembly kit functionality for building and testing out new systems.

The Outside:
Target Market and Figures

Industrial sectors are planning to invest US$ 907bn p.a. into Industry 4.0, 5% of their total revenue p.a.; a huge market for VAWM to tap into.

People will be an essential part of the development of Industry 4.0 workflows. Advanced human-machine interfaces will allow everyone involved to quickly understand and act on data-input.

Over the next five years, companies implementing Industry 4.0 expect to reduce their costs by 3.6% p.a.; a huge incentive to invest in new technology.

By 2020 80% of all industrial companies are expected to use data analytics for decision making. Actionable structuring and visualization will be key factors for this step. That is where VAWM fits in.

Reference: pwc (2016) "Industry 4.0: Building the digital enterprise" (PDF)