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Orchestrate your logistics processes with smart wearables

Network and Digitalize Your Logistics Processes!


Are you interested in thoroughly digitalizing your business processes? You need a platform with standard interfaces to ERP/WMS systems, a control center based on real data, expandable process logics and configuration options, a user interface, and administration functions.


We have developed just the thing to meet all these requirements: platbricks - The Arvato Smart Logistics Platform, an integrated, cloud-based platform. platbricks is a digital, modular system that can be used to orchestrate departmental and company-wide logistics processes, as well as to execute these processes in a mobile way via smart wearables.

ASLP - Signet Digital Leader Award

In 2018, platbricks received the ‘Digital Leader Award’ in the ‘Create Impact’ category as one of Germany’s best digitalization projects. The seven-member jury honored integrated solutions that contribute to transforming the organizational structures and processes of the applicant or its customers in this category.

An Overview of platbricks

The Arvato Smart Logistics Platform

Integrated App Store

Smarte Wearables


platbricks integrates your online shop or the ERP, inventory management, or order management system you use to manage orders via the standard interfaces included in the platform. The open interface concept lets you easily integrate your proprietary systems. Within the intelligent control center, you can monitor and control all integrated operational processes with the help of a KPI monitor in real time. Meanwhile, the process configurator offers a catalog of preconfigured settings options that you can use to customize processes. One of the configurator’s core features is the option to select among various verification methods, such as swiping motions, pattern, color, or letter codes, check digits, scanning, or touch-free methods using NFC. You can use the administration interface to connect devices and locations with a click of the mouse; this way, you can roll out the solution at all of your national or international sites. The cloud-based software allows new sites around the world to be rapidly connected.

Integrated App Store

The Arvato Smart Logistics Platform includes a comprehensive app store that is constantly being expanded. The apps on offer within the store allow many logistical processes along the supply chain to be digitalized in a mobile way, making them even more efficient to execute. You will find ready-to-use solutions for areas such as: 

  • Goods receipt
  • Quality check
  • Stock replenishment
  • Production supply
  • Shipment
  • Time slot management
  • Container management
  • Inventory
  • Dynamic storage
  • Time keeping
  • Location processes
  • Omni-channel
  • Production
  • Customer service
  • Maintenance
  • Spare parts provision
  • Tracking
  • Access control
  • E-signature
  • Hospital logistics

Example: Pick-by-Watch – mobile order processing at your wrist

Pick-by-Watch is our solution for paper-free logistics processes. It supports all standard picking methods. Communication and order processing, for example, is carried out using smartwatches worn by the logistics specialists. The orders are scheduled and the progress of each task is monitored in a Web-based logistics control center. Pick-by-Watch can be combined with smartphones, pick-to-light systems, tablets, scanners, and dash buttons. The advantages are clear to see:

  • Boosted efficiency through hands-free picking
  • More transparent processes through digitalized workflows
  • Ready-to-run solution enables instant implementation and quick scaling
  • Low investment costs thanks to pay-per-use model
  • High level of acceptance and quick training thanks to intuitive operation
  • Available in your choice of a public cloud, private cloud, or on-premises setup

Your Benefits at a Glance

Digital networking of business processes
Process transparency in real time
Streamlined IT architectures
Highly scalable
Short implementation time
Low maintenance costs

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Your Contacts for platbricks

Andreas Maas
Expert for Logistics IT
Siegbert Strauch
Siegbert Strauch
Expert for Logistics IT