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In fifth year of the adoption of intelligent scanners (ITS), CJ Logistics leads the advancement of delivery services with 6.1 billion processed delivery packages

2021.07.23

CJ Logistics is leading the advancement of delivery services, having processed more than 6.1 billion delivery packages over the past five years through the adoption of advanced automation equipment such as intelligent scanners, ITS.

CJ Logistics has innovated delivery terminals by equipping itself with the industry's first state-of-the-art equipment ITS and wheel sorters.

CJ Logistics' advanced intelligent scanner, ITS, scans parcels.

▶ CJ Logistics' advanced intelligent scanner, ITS, scans parcels.

CJ Logistics announced on the 14th that by adopting the industry's first advanced intelligent scanners, “ITS,” in November 2016, it has processed more than 6.1 billion parcels as of the end of June this year. A total of 300 ITS are installed at CJ Logistics's delivery terminals across the country.

ITS are state-of-the-art equipment that automatically scan delivery packages passing rapidly on a conveyor belt to extract product information from each package’s invoice barcode and then store the information. In November 2016, CJ Logistics started introducing the industry’s first ITS to its delivery terminals along with wheel sorters. ITS recognize the invoice barcode on each delivery package, and wheel sorters automatically organize delivery packages by delivery area. The adoption of the equipment has innovated delivery terminals by eliminating the need of visual distinguish process of fast-moving packages with the naked eye.

Volume and graphic big data collected by ITS increases the operational efficiency of mainline delivery vehicles, hubs and sub-terminals

CJ Logistics’s ITS system continues to evolve. In January 2019, CJ Logistics added to its ITS a function that measures the volume of each delivery package by multiplying length, width, and height, then storing the graphic information, making it possible to build big data based on the total volume and quantity of each set of delivery packages. Remarkably, the accumulated information on volume has made it possible to predict the total volume of delivery packages that can fit into a mainline delivery vehicle (large truck) as well as the total number of vehicles required. Moreover, it has also been made possible to maximize efficiency by adjusting the operation processes of hubs, which sort a large number of delivery packages according to the expected quantity and volume, and those of sub-terminals, which are located in the delivery areas.

To secure future competitiveness, CJ Logistics plans to carry out additional upgrades on its ITS by the end of this year. By upgrading the functionality of cameras used for measurement, CJ Logistics will enable its ITS to recognize atypical-looking delivery packages such as those in the shape of pouches which have previously been difficult to distinguish, while performing more accurate volume measurements and image storage.

CJ Logistics' advanced automation systems, which include ITS and wheel sorters, are 3-5 years ahead of those of its competitors. In the future, CJ Logistics plans to take the lead in the advancement of delivery terminals based on the core capabilities of its TES Innovation Center and to further widen the technological gap with its competitors.

An official from CJ Logistics said, “Thanks to advanced automation equipment such as ITS and wheel sorters, we have been able to efficiently process more than 6.1 billion delivery packages so far. We will strive to change the paradigm of the delivery service industry by continuing to adopt advanced systems.”

Meanwhile, following the adoption of wheel sorters (automatic sorters), CJ Logistics is introducing MP (Multi Point) an automated facility that sorts small delivery packages, into its delivery terminals.