4 Ways Mobile Scanning is Set to Transform Logistics

4 Ways Mobile Scanning is Set to Transform Logistics 2019-07-01T07:56:54+00:00

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4 Ways Mobile Scanning is Set to Transform Logistics

We recently had the pleasure to showcase Anyline at TOC Europe – one of the world’s biggest exhibitions for ports, terminals, shipping lines, 3PLs & shippers, held over 3 days at Ahoy! Rotterdam.

We were joined by our partners CargoSnap to show how mobile scanning can optimize and secure processes throughout the logistics supply chain.

If you want a quick answer, here’s my elevator pitch!

Speaking to representatives from some of the largest ports and terminals in the world gives a unique perspective on the technological challenges facing the sector today and tomorrow.

We see 4 key ways in which mobile OCR is set to transform logistics today and in the near future.

1. Container Seal Number Scanning

There are new innovations and automations being introduced every year, but one step which is still missing is a fast and reliable way to document the unique numbers on container seals. Container seals are essential for shipping security. Once attached, container seals must be broken to open them, ensuring the container contents have not been opened in transit.

Anyline is currently working on a container seal scanner which will work alongside our existing OCR solutions for serial numbersVIN numbersshipping container numbers and more.

We are looking forward to launching this new development in the near future, so watch this space!

2. Eliminating manual data entry

In spite of progress towards digitization, typing and written paperwork are still an everyday inconvenience at ports from Australia to Africa. The time lost every day to manual data entry is incalculable!

In a sector where every second counts, delays are being caused by poor-quality data and human error. Mobile scanning is not just more accurate, but 20 times faster, saving time and money by eliminating costly delays in the supply chain.

Curious to see how it works? Our partners CargoSnap are already putting our solution into action every day for their portfolio of over 100 customers around the world.

3. Complementing OCR Gate Solutions

Automated OCR Gates are the leading tool for gathering and processing data from containers at terminals. Trucks simply pass through the gates and the OCR cameras quickly process vital information, from the vehicle license plate, to container number, and chassis number, as well as any damage caused to the container during transit.

But passing all cargo through a limited number gates can lead to bottlenecks. Mobile scanning can therefore offer a complementary solution when incorporated alongside OCR Gates, giving workforces the flexibility to scan and process data on the go.

And since Anyline mobile OCR does all data processing directly on the users device, it works just like normal offline – ensuring no drops in connection.

4. Easy integration into Terminal Operating Systems (TOS)

One of the biggest opportunities for ports is to integrate mobile OCR directly into their Terminal Operating System. Anyline is designed to be easily incorporated into existing networks so that it can quickly become part of your overall supply chain solution.

Most importantly, Anyline secures all data within a closed system and uses no external servers. This means that all scanned data is protected and kept in the hands of its owners.


TOC Europe is an excellent event and the right place to meet the best and brightest in the world of logistics. For us, it was a great opportunity to demonstrate how mobile scanning can streamline supply chain processes, and we want to thank CargoSnap for being there with us and sharing this experience!

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Anyline is a Gartner Cool Vendor

Gartner, the world wide research institute famous for creating the hype cycle model to predict the maturity of emerging technologies, named Anyline as a Cool Vendor for supply chain execution in 2018.

“This is a huge success for us. Gartner are one of the best known research institutes in the tech industry. Their work on the “Magic Quadrant” and the “Hype Cycle” have helped to guide companies for years. Growing enterprises around the world rely on the analysis and reports they provide to choose only the best service providers. To be recognized by them is to receive the gold standard of approval within our field.”

– Anyline CEO, Lukas Kinigadner.

Anyline was recognized by Gartner because our technology supports the digitization of all kinds of data. By removing typing and manual data entry from everyday processes, you can save time, money and resources while also improving your data quality.

Download the Free Anyline OCR Scanner App

You can test Anyline’s mobile scanning technology for yourself with our demo App. The Anyline OCR Scanner is a free app available on the App Store and Google Play that will help you to assess your scanning use cases. It includes more than 10 scanning solutions, works offline and has a +99% scan accuracy!

Check it out now and discover the potential to streamline your processes and services with your smartphone!


Test Anyline Now with your Free SDK Trial

You can scan all kinds of text data with Anyline. Our customers have used it to improve customer onboardingincrease engagement and eliminate typing in their processes. The SDK includes dedicated solutions for our most common uses cases and you can even train it to recognize new text formats.

Download the SDK and begin your 30-day free trial now. The trial SDK lets you try all the following use cases:

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Finally, if you have questions, suggestions or feedback on this post, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Contact us via social media or else send us an email at [email protected]!


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