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Nutanix partners with Hardis Group to deliver IoT solution for supply chain operations

Nutanix, a provider of enterprise cloud computing, announced today a partnership with Hardis Group, a consulting, digital services and software publishing company, to deliver Vision Insights powered by Xi IoT, a solution to manage supply chain operations efficiency.

Vision Insights powered by Xi IoT is a supply chain optimization solution comprised of Hardis Group Vision Insights software running as a container on the Nutanix Xi IoT platform. The aim is to help companies harness the potential of cognitive services (image and voice recognition), IoT, edge computing, and machine learning technologies to improve efficiency, traceability, and safety of logistics and supply chain operations in warehouses, factories, and distribution centers.

Vision Insights powered by Xi IoT allows Hardis Group’s Vision Insight customers to get easy traceability of assets through real-time image monitoring and recognition. For example, sensor data from cameras, fixed or embedded on systems such as an automatic guided vehicle (AGV) or cart, will be ingested into the Xi IoT platform through data pipelines and passed to Vision Insights for AI inferencing at the edge.

This enables the creation of a digital twin of the warehouse and real-time analysis of a situation, which can include comprehensive visibility of a specific logistics process flow, number of pallets incorrectly positioned, wet or damaged package detection, or an operator not equipped with proper safety equipment. Any anomalies in the image recognition are sent to the Hardis Group cloud for deep learning purposes and the entire edge platform is managed by the Xi IoT SaaS management.

By bringing this new solution to market with Hardis Group as part of their new Vision Insights and IoT Insights programs, Nutanix helps its customers address common supply chain operations challenges such as efficiency, traceability and safety.

“Historically, warehouse and supply chain managers have had to rely on manual processes to track warehouse logistics. With our joint solution, we’re helping customers improve the logistics performance in their factories, including upstream and downstream of their production lines, from the moment their components and raw materials arrive on-site, to storage and shipment of finished products. Customers can now seamlessly track and control routine processes through automation and IoT to improve efficiency, traceability and safety,” said Satyam Vaghani, Senior Vice President and General Manager of AI and IoT at Nutanix. “This partnership will bring better management of customer's logistics flows by leveraging AI, advanced analytics and IoT to improve supply chain operations.”

For more information, go to www.nutanix.com and www.hardis-group.com.

 

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