GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO), the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider, has been awarded the prestigious prize Il Logistico dell’Anno in Italy. The prize, awarded by Assologistica, Assologistica Cultura e Formazione and Euromerci, gives national recognition to companies that have implemented important innovation projects in logistics in the past year.
The Covid-19 virus challenged GXO to find new solutions to help monitor and maintain social distancing at its sites to ensure employee safety. In response, GXO developed a “Social Distancing Wearable Technology” project, which earned the Il Logistico dell’Anno award for 2021.
The project uses bluetooth wearable devices that light up and vibrate when social distancing is not respected, both in terms of space (proximity of less than 1.5 meters) and time (more than 10 minutes). In addition, the devices monitor the number of contacts between employees and the daily trend to provide a precise analysis of the workplace environment, enabling GXO to implement initiatives to make the environment safer. The devices were distributed randomly among GXO employees. The recorded data is completely anonymous, in compliance with relevant privacy regulations.
“At GXO, we put safety first,” says Ube Gaspari, Managing Director Italy and Switzerland, GXO. “We are proud to have been awarded Il Logistico dell’Anno for a project that combines safety and innovation — two essential values for our company. This technology can also be used as a device to prevent possible vehicle collisions inside the warehouse. We are testing this application to make the working environment even safer.”
GXO continues to lead innovation in warehouse technology and is currently piloting approximately 130 new technologies across various sites globally to drive further efficiency, precision and safety benefits.
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GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO) is 's werelds grootste pure-play leverancier van contractlogistiek in een markt van $ 430 miljard die profiteert van de snelle groei van e-commerce, automatisering en outsourcing. GXO streeft ernaar een gevarieerde werkplek van wereldklasse te bieden aan ongeveer 95.000 teamleden op meer dan 860 magazijnlocaties met een totale oppervlakte van ongeveer 200 miljoen vierkante meter. Het bedrijf werkt samen met 's werelds toonaangevende blue-chip bedrijven om complexe logistieke uitdagingen op te lossen met technologisch geavanceerde supply chain en e-commerce oplossingen, op grotere schaal en met hoge snelheid. Het hoofdkantoor van GXO is gevestigd in Greenwich, Connecticut, VS. Bezoek GXO.com voor meer informatie en blijf in contact met GXO op LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram en YouTube.