Big data analytics for cold chain logistics optimization in refrigerated trucks.
About the Pilot
Odin Solutions (OdinS) is a SME founded in August 2014 and accredited as an innovative ICT company (EIBT) by MINECO and ANCES. OdinS has a strong background in the R&D fields of Internet of Things, Security and Data Analytic.
The pilot BIGColdTRUCK wants provide a better management for the cold chain logistics using a big data analytics approach.
The BIGcoldTRUCKS dashboard provides a breakthrough for logistics 4.0, helping to better understand refrigerated truck trips by studying product groupings, duration and seasonality of product demand and forecasting. This solution helps to identify bad practices by looking for anomalies in consumption and journey times.
BIGcoldTRUCKS goes beyond the Business Intelligence paradigm as it is able to analyse data in depth given its connection to state-of-the-art analytical tools, the graphics are of the highest quality and the functionalities can be customised with little code addition. It is a flexible and agile solution for a smarter logistics business.
HOW DID BIGCOLDTRUCKS BECOME INVOLVED WITH EOSC DIH?
Via the project mailing list.
WHAT SERVICES WERE USED?
We used the Deep Hybrid DataCloud for deploying a Jupyter instance in the DEEP CLOUD testbed with a GPU. This served to ease the machine learning models training that were tested for the prediction of the demand of different products (multivariate approach) and in the detection of anomalies by means of univariate predictive algorithms.
We also received support from the Services of Scientific Data Platforms Department of the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) in order to fasten up the descriptive analysis that is shown in our Dashboard. Following their advice we used the elasticsearch solution, that was deployed in one of their machines, for data indexing. We were able to connect our dashboard to their machines by means of ssh tunneling and the computing speed of the results was greatly improved
ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE OF WORKING WITH EOSC DIH AND THE VALUE OF EOSC FOR THE PILOT
“It was a positive, interesting experience from which the team has learned a lot.“
“EOSC-hub helped by providing access to experts and tools, and also guidance and supervision through the process. All improvements with regards to operability of the dashboard are thanks to the guidance and provided support. Through the meetings they also provided a critical environment, where our solution could be analised by other pilots’ managers and presenting our advances there was very helpful.”
The future plans include the use of the tool in business for expanding its functionalities and test its robustness.