• quantum optimisation for the logistics industry

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    BOHR.TECHNOLOGY develops hardware agnostic Quantum Computing software and algorithms for solving complex optimisation problems in the logistics industry. We also offer a set of AI powered tools for optimising logistics, supply chain management, route planning - that complement our quantum software.

     

    In the next years, current (super)computers will be overpowered by Quantum Computers. They will allow us to solve many currently unsolvable problems in the area of optimisation where even smaller-scale problems are inherently complex. Quantum Computers will also allow us to take advantage of huge amounts of data that we are gathering at an ever increasing rate.

     

    The global market for logistics is estimated to be over $4 trillion. For a courier company gaining more efficiency in planning their routes can offer huge savings.

    solving the unsolvable

    Optimising deliveries on a 15-city route has over 40 milion possible combinations.

     

    For instance, the number of possible routes in the Travelling Salesman Problem is equal to [(n-1)!/2] where n is the number of cities. So if the travelling salesman has 12 cities to travel to, the number of possible combinations will be:

     

    (12-1)!/2 = (11 x 10 x 9 x 8 x 7 x 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1)/2 = 19 958 400 routes.

     

    With 15 cities, the number of possible routes is over 43 million.

     

    Optimising traffic lights & traffic flow in a city like Warsaw in Poland (which has approx. 2m inhabitants) has 120 to the power of 800 combinations.

    taking advantage of unused data

    With connected & autonomous cars, intelligent infrastructure and billions of sensors in cities, cars, ships, trucks, containers and on our roads we are gathering an unprecedented amount of data. This amount is rapidly increasing and offers a huge potential to optimise processes in the wide logistics industry.

     

    However most of that data is currently unused because current computing power is unable to process it fast enough.

    Quantum Computing power

    Quantum Computers process information with qubits instead of bits. This allows them to offer unprecedented computing power for solving optimisation problems:
    • information in n qubits = information in 2n bits
    • computing power doubles with every qubit
    • with just 60 qubits a QC can deliver more power than any other current computer

    potential clients

    Quantum Computers offer a lot of potential for optimising numerous processes in the logistics industry, such as:

    • route planning
    • scheduling
    • mission planning
    • traffic flow optimisation
    • city infrastructure optimisation
    • improving car GPS'
    • simulating autonomous car algorithms
    • fleet management

    and can offer billions in saved costs for the following companies:

    • automakers
    • airlines
    • logistics providers
    • shipping companies
    • railroad companies
    • post offices
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