Smart Container

Automated Kitting Solutions



Container and Asset Tracking

Work Instructions

Always get the right parts to the right place at the right time and keep your factory running smoothly

The Panasonic Logiscend Smart Container Application automatically tracks, traces and logs containers – and any associated contents – as they move through your assembly process.

Paper-based or other manual processes are highly error-prone and inefficient when it comes to locating your containers and ensuring they arrive at the correct destination and receive the proper process step. Whether it’s finding an empty container to begin a job, delivering parts or completing a tool calibration, the Logiscend Smart Container Application ensures you know where all your materials are – at any time during the process.

The visual factory

Containers are the most effective way to transport materials through a manufacturing environment and will be the key to achieving Smart Materials – a core tenet of Industry 4.0, the IoT initiative for manufacturing.

  • Visual tags provide visual instruction for individual containers 
  • Hands-free, simple communication between “smart containers” and humans ensures higher quality and reduces errors

Create “jobs”

Ability for users to create, edit and delete jobs with user defined attributes to perform a task. Users can define start/end timestamps, priority, state (ready, not ready, hold, complete). An audit log keeps track of all the changes to the job.

Manager dashboards and reporting

Dashboards provide location, delivery data and alerts to analyze process performance in real-time.

  • Identify bottlenecks to improve throughput
  • Balance processes and eliminate waste (Muda)
  • Connect easily to existing ERP/MES/WMS systems

Location services

Full visibility and control of individual containers as they move through the process enables reallocation or re-direction as bottlenecks occur.

  • Alerts operator when container has arrived at wrong location
  • Counts empty containers and allocates to process stations in real time

Standard work

Self-directed or “smart containers” are location aware to provide real-time, accurate operator instruction based on each process step or work zone location.

  • Little to no training or retraining is required View tags tell operators exactly what to do
  • A simple button push by operators begins a new job or verifies process completion

Open Architecture

  • We will work with you to design the right tag solution for your application. The Logiscend software supports multiple industry standard RFID protocols including:
    • EPC RFID Protocols Gen-2, ISO 18000-63 (info)
  • Visual tags, Passive RFID, Active RFID, RTLS and many more commonly used communication technologies
  • Integrations with industry leading RFID & RTLS providers:
    • Impinj
    • TSL
    • Laird
    • Omni-ID
    • Others

20% of containers are reported lost on an annual basis; costing companies millions of dollars

Related content

Smart Container Application Overview Video

Smart Container Application How It Works Video

Smart Container Application Webinar Video

Professional services

Panasonic is your trusted integrated solutions partner, committed to helping improve your organization’s key performance indicators (KPIs), including productivity, quality, ­and cost targets. Our ultimate goal — enterprise-wide operational excellence. We offer a full suite of services which can be individually customizable to provide all support necessary for a successful program.


Proper site planning and preparation is critical to large-scale equipment installation. From preliminary designs, to complete implementation specifications and solution testing, the Panasonic Logiscend Professional Service Group is ready to support your efforts. We will consult with you to understand your workflow, then design the right hardware and software solution for your facility. We can help you achieve your strategic objectives and assist in configuring a material flow management solution that meets your goals.

Installation & implementation

Our Installation & Implementation Services help you deploy the Logiscend System with minimal disruption. Services range from project management, hardware and software installation support, IT integration, system setup and configuration, user and administrator knowledge transfer and training, as well as user acceptance test supervision and documentation. We utilize the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) guide and standards.

Maintenance & support

Our expert maintenance and support team are dedicated to maximizing your investment and helping you drive performance and usability. In addition to repair services, we offer remote equipment monitoring and preventive maintenance. Your annual subscription entitles you to the latest software releases ensuring you are up to date with new features and security enhancements.

Engineering services

We have a team of experienced hardware and software engineers that can be deployed should your workflow require a unique implementation. We will work with your team to document scope, cost and an implementation timeline. If your organization has specific goals or conditions which must be met, our Engineering Services department will consult closely with your team to design and implement the best and most appropriate solution for your needs.

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