The Intershop Smart Shelf combines state-of-the-art sensors with IoT and our commerce solution. The new way of managing inventory is to reorder automatically, based on your personal configuration.
Each section of the Smart Shelf contains very sensitive, state-of-the-art sensors that register changes in inventory in real-time and send it via a microservice in the Azure cloud to the Intershop Commerce Platform. Now you can configure mild and critical out-of-stock limits according to your needs and have corresponding alerts issued. Using smart rules, you can link your suppliers and procurement portals to these changes, and the Smart Shelf automatically sends a quote request or places an order based on the configured budget. If you replenish the Smart Shelf after a delivery has been received, the changes are then immediately displayed in your customer portal.
Perfect inventory management
For manufacturers, having the least possible downtimes in machines with complex dependencies is paramount. With automatic reordering you can avoid stock ordering of consumables, thus freeing up capital.
Fewer sources of error
With a smart shelf, continuous data collection ensures you only have in stock what is really needed and are freed from human errors in complex installations that can have serious consequences.
Better, smoother business
Last but not least, you can link new digital services to a smart shelf that will keep your customers happy, generate more revenue, and deepen the business relationship in the long term.
The Intershop Smart Drill is an example of how traditional everyday objects can be connected to sensors and the Internet to create innovative product-as-a-service offerings.
IoT technology is needed to allow machines to communicate with each other. Intershop customers can use it in smart factories, for example, to save money with predictive maintenance or to open up completely new revenue opportunities with innovative business models such as pay-per-use. In our example video, you can learn how a special drill can be rented out and billed with a cryptocurrency based on run performance.
With the Microsoft HoloLens we use people's ability to see spatially in order to open up complex product structures more intuitively and thus to be able to order spare parts faster and more unerringly.
With augmented reality (AR) and the Microsoft HoloLens, unique 3D models of every machine can be used to identify necessary components precisely and error-free with an exploded view and voice assistants. Thanks to the seamless integration into the Intershop Commerce Platform, spare parts can then easily be purchased directly. Watch the video to learn more details!