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BOC Pit Stop: Identifying cost effective and efficient real time inventory tracking

October 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - October 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

This Pit Stop will search for solutions to satisfy BOC’s requirements to develop a robust, cost-effective tracking system that will seamlessly integrate into their gas production and distribution facilities. Participants will need to pay careful consideration to hazardous environments and the testing facilities that cylinders pass through during their life when proposing solutions.

Why you should get involved

The Pit Stop is the first step towards gaining a deeper understanding of solutions in the market, the value they generate and the potential impact on operations and customers.

Participants will collaborate with BOC, experts, and innovators to:

  • Explore innovative inventory management and asset tracking solutions
  • Understand how cylinder tracking solutions can be deployed effectively
  • Consider the next steps required to trial or test identified solutions

As part of the Pit Stop, participants will be asked to share use cases and/or information regarding on-going trials or tests. There will be the opportunity to discuss your approach with experts from BOC and other providers during the activity. Following the conclusion of the Pit Stop, if viable solutions have been identified, BOC will invite selected innovators to further develop relationships and potentially fund trials.

Who should attend?

We are looking for participants with products, services and/or expertise relating to:

  • Inventory management systems
  • Asset tracking solutions
  • Inventory and vehicle tracking

BOC is also interested in use cases in related fields which could be applied to this challenge, such as:

  • Demand vs. supply matching
  • Just in time delivery
  • Automated factory floors

Applicants should be prepared to take their solutions through testing and into full production. Therefore knowledge or experience of taking (new) products to market is desirable.

Get involved

There is an application process an Open Call to take part in this Pit Stop and find out more and register your interest below.

Additional Information

About BOC

BOC LogoBOC is the largest provider of industrial, medical and speciality gases in the UK and Ireland and is part of The Linde Group.

BOC in the UK

  • Established over 120 years ago
  • Produces 7.5m cylinders of compressed gasses per annum
  • 9 UK sites
  • Fleet of over 300 vehicles for carrying cylinders
  • 3,200 UK employees

Linde Group worldwide

  • 64,500 employees worldwide
  • Operating in 100 countries
  • Global revenue €17.944 bn

About the Pit Stop

The Pit Stop is an interactive workshop that uses an Open Innovation framework to bring together corporates, innovators, start-ups and university researchers to identify opportunities, develop collaborations and respond to challenges.

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