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Global energy management and automation company Schneider Electric has opened its new Smart Distribution Centre in Dubai
The company stated that it is the first Smart Distribution Centre in the region and becomes the latest addition to the company’s growing worldwide network of smart operations facilities. These centres feature digital technologies that can be leveraged to support a host of industries as they pursue their path toward greater integration and digitisation.
The centre is a model for industrial digitisation, supporting the development of the UAE’s national Industry 4.0 agenda as it works towards a future based on harnessing the power of the industrial Internet of things and smart manufacturing, the company added.
This is Schneider Electric’s sixth Smart Distribution Centre launched in 2019, following inaugurations in Australia, China, Brazil, France, and India. The centres are fundamental to Schneider Electric’s Tailored Sustainable Connected 4.0 supply chain digital transformation where the company leverages its EcoStruxure platform and architecture across its supply chain operations to deliver end-to-end integration and visibility to improve performance.
The digitisation of Dubai’s Smart Distribution Centre not only shortens its delivery time to customers but also optimises supply chain operations to provide delivery excellence. Built on Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure technologies, the new distribution centre will deliver a host of benefits across all layers of the company’s logistical operations.
Ahmed Khashan, president of Gulf Countries & Pakistan, Schneider Electric, said, “Our new centre in Dubai highlights our commitment to the UAE and the region. Through the implementation of our EcoStruxure architecture and platform we are enabling a wide range of industries, as well as government institutions in the UAE, to fulfil their long-term ambitions for digital transformation.”
“In the short to midterm, our centre is already increasing the end-to-end efficiency of our operations up to five per cent by cutting delivery time to customers, optimising supply chain operations by reducing equipment downtime and reducing overall power consumption saving approximately 10 – 12 per cent,” he added.