THE USE OF DRONES TO HANDLE INTERNAL LOGISTIC FLOWS IN THE COMPANY FROM THE CHEMICAL SECTOR

1 TUBIS Agnieszka A.
Co-authors:
1 ŻUREK Arkadiusz
Institution:
1 Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Wroclaw, Poland, EU, agnieszka.tubis@pwr.edu.pl, arkadiusz.zurek@pwr.edu.pl
Conference:
10th Carpathial Logistics Congress, Hotel Pod Zámkom, Bojnice, Slovakia, EU, June 15 - 17, 2022
Proceedings:
Proceedings 10th Carpathial Logistics Congress
Pages:
107-112
ISBN:
978-80-88365-08-2
ISSN:
2694-9318
Published:
31st October 2022
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Abstract

In logistics processes, we are currently observing trends related to reducing people's work in favor of the implementation of automated systems. It is influenced by the changes in the organization's environment and enterprises. The most frequently used autonomous systems supporting logistic operations include ground vehicles (e.g., AGV). However, many researchers emphasize that unmanned aerial systems will be the critical technology for factories operating following the Industry 4.0 concept. Companies from high-risk sectors are interested in automating routine logistics operations. In their case, the effect of implementing autonomous vehicles is to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the process and reduce the occurrence of human errors, which are the source of adverse events. The article aims to present a project to implement an unmanned aerial system to handle internal manipulation operations between a warehouse and a laboratory at a manufacturer in the chemical sector. The research was conducted following the assumptions of the Business Process Management lifecycle. However, due to the level of advancement in the implementation of the presented project, the article will show the results of the first three stages of the research procedure: (1) Process discovery, (2) Process analysis, (3) Process redesign. Based on the analyzes, the main threats related to the implementation of the new solution were identified, as well as the potential benefits.

Keywords: Drones, unmanned aerial system (UAS), internal transport, safety, logistic service

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