AI Consulting

Streamlining Global Supply Chains: Achieving a 6% Leap in Logistical Efficiency

Nov 20, 2023

In a world where timely delivery is synonymous with customer loyalty, a leading Scandinavian Fortune 500 logistics company confronted the urgent need to revamp its manual product tracking system. Burdened by an archaic process fraught with inaccuracies, the company's operations were marked by inefficiencies that led to misplaced items, delivery delays, and, ultimately, customer dissatisfaction. Recognizing the criticality of evolving their operational tactics, they turned to Sigmoidal's AI Consulting expertise to navigate the complexities of modern logistics.

What was the business objective?

The overarching goal was to eliminate the bottlenecks plaguing the client's supply chain. With manual tracking methods yielding a high risk of error and inefficiency, the primary objectives were to:

  • Streamline the manual verification and tracking system for heightened efficiency.
  • Curtail the risks associated with product misplacement, directly enhancing delivery reliability.
  • Accelerate shipment processing to meet and exceed the speed expected by modern commerce

To tackle these challenges, the client needed a solution that not only improved precision and pace but also integrated seamlessly with their existing Warehouse Management System (WMS), propelling their logistics into the future.


How did we accomplish it?

Our collaboration with the client unfolded through a series of strategic AI consulting initiatives aimed at deeply integrating advanced AI methodologies within their logistical operations:

Analysis & Planning: Initially, we immersed ourselves in understanding the client's existing logistical framework. This phase was pivotal in identifying the key areas where AI could make the most significant impact. Our consultants provided expert insights on how to navigate the transition from a manual to an AI-enhanced tracking system.

AI Strategy & Architecture: Leveraging our extensive experience in AI, we crafted a comprehensive strategy centered around deploying computer vision and machine learning technologies. This strategy outlined the steps for data acquisition, model training, system integration, and deployment, all tailored to the client's unique operational needs.

Data-Driven Model Design: Our data scientists, serving as strategic consultants, advised on the creation of a proprietary dataset, guiding the client through the process of image and video data collection under various conditions for training robust AI models.

Cross-Validation: We directed the implementation of cross-validation techniques using tools such as Scikit-learn to ensure the models' accuracy and reliability before they were deployed into the live environment.

Integration Blueprint: Our role extended to providing a detailed blueprint for integrating the AI models with the client's Warehouse Management System (WMS). This included advising on the use of APIs, SQL, and PostgreSQL to facilitate seamless communication between the AI system and the existing infrastructure.

Infrastructure Advisory: Recognizing the need for a scalable and secure environment for the AI system, we advised deploying the solution on the AWS cloud. Our consultants suggested utilizing Docker and Kubernetes for efficient containerization and orchestration and Apache Kafka for managing real-time data streams.

Continuous Improvement: With the AI models in place, our consultancy did not end. We continued to offer guidance on using Git for version control and Jenkins for continuous integration, ensuring that the system remained state-of-the-art and could evolve with the client's growing needs.

Through this approach, we enabled our client to harness the transformative power of AI, leading to measurable improvements in their logistical operations without the need for bespoke software development.


The Results

The implementation of our AI-driven system catalyzed a transformative impact on the client's operations:

  • Higher Logistical Efficiency: A 6% increase in logistical efficiency was achieved, streamlining the flow of goods through the supply chain.
  • Labor Optimization: The automation of product and crate recognition led to an estimated 8.5% reduction in manual labor hours, reallocating human resources to more strategic, high-value tasks.
  • Improved Accuracy: The precision of our AI system decreased product and crate misplacements by 14%, significantly mitigating delivery delays and bolstering customer satisfaction.

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Technologies used

Predictive Analytics with ML for predictive precision in logistics tracking.

Adaptive computer vision for real-time object recognition under varying conditions.

Advanced modules for swift data analysis and immediate logistical insights.

Smart system integration for seamless communication between the AI and existing WMS.

Savings for the client


Saved annually in lost goods due to a reduction in misplacements.


Increase in logistical efficiency, streamlining the flow of goods through the supply chain.

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