- March 16, 2021
North Canton, Ohio - Kirk Key Interlock Company introduced their first digital product, Salvo InSite, as part of their Salvo Logistic Solutions product range.
The Salvo InSite platform digitizes Kirk’s Salvo Loading Dock Safety System, currently in use at tens of thousands of docks around the world. The new development launches Kirk into the digital product arena with a web-based software application that allows the company to provide optimized productivity as well as safety to the loading dock environment.
Benefits for customers
The value of the product lies in the data it provides and the ability to see into an environment that was blurred by inaccurate, time consuming and expensive processes. With Salvo InSite, facilities can now optimize performance by identifying inefficiencies and bottlenecks in loading dock operations through automatic data capture and visualization. Results can be tracked by gaining a greater understanding of how operational changes are affecting loading dock performance through dashboards, historical reports and live KPI’s.
With Salvo InSite, safety at the dock can now be managed through site usage reports, ensuring that the loading dock safety system is being used correctly. The digital solution is also reducing the costs and effort associated with manual data entry, analysis, detention fees and claims, through automatic data capture and historic traceability capabilities. With these features’ facilities can make informed decisions, ensuring maximized productivity at the loading dock is achieved while keeping personnel safe.
“Our strong relationships with our Salvo Loading Dock Safety customers, allowed us to gain insight into other problems at the loading dock," said David Hughes, global sales director. "We became aware of the lack of data available in this environment and found that detention fees, poor dock utilization and manual data entry are serious problems that are affecting facilities. These issues often make it difficult to plan dock activities, hamper site performance, and result in inaccurate data and high costs. Our goal in developing this solution is to transform loading docks into a safe, efficient and data centric environment."
The technical details
The web-based platform is an add on to the Salvo Loading Dock Safety System that has been sold worldwide for over 15 years. The digital solution collects dock activity data from an IOT module installed in the Salvo control panel. The IOT module works on cellular technology allowing for an infrastructure free network or requiring access to site Wi-Fi. The plug and play module approach means a quick and simple set up, reducing any downtime associated with installation. Data is captured 24 hours a day and sent to the cloud where it is stored securely on a protected cloud database. The collected data can then be viewed through a simple web interface providing the user real time dock status, performance analytics and traceability reports from any browser worldwide. The Salvo InSite platform is in use at several test sites and has received positive feedback as well as proved its value in providing accurate data to a previously blurred environment.
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