Use Cases Supply Chain Visibility

Supply Chain Visibility

Supply chain visibility solutions provide visibility into the movement of raw materials, components, and finished goods from suppliers to manufacturers to the final buyer. Solutions are typically built on a centralized cloud-based platform that integrates data from multiple systems, including those those of partners. Technologies such as smart sensors, RFID, and digital ledger protocols can enable additional functionality. For example, digital ledger technology can keep logs of all transactions occurring on the network in a secure way, while providing supply chain partners with access to specific data. Visibility solutions can enhance the efficiency and transparency of supply chains, record the quantity and transfer of products as they change hands between supply chain nodes, track change orders and buy orders, process shipment notifications, manage trade documents and receipts, link physical products to bar codes, and share information about processing or manufacturing processes with suppliers, logistics providers, and customers.
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Remote Cold Chain Monitoring Solution
Remote Cold Chain Monitoring Solution
Challenges like Sub-standard quality milk because of not chilling at appropriate temperature by Operator & also differences in milk volume between procurement and chilling, at chilling center level and collection center level.
High-value Container Tracking
High-value Container Tracking
• Tracking the movement of trucks carrying valuable containers in order to plan shipment of empty containers back to India • Reduction of delays in the arrival of containers • Ability to track every stage of the containers • Avoiding manual intervention to know exact container location • Automation to intimate the position and arrival time of containers
Retail Uses RFID to Enable Cold Chain Monitoring
Retail Uses RFID to Enable Cold Chain Monitoring
Like most grocery retailers, Hy-Vee is faced with the challenge of providing the highest quality products to its shoppers. Shoppers want the longest possible shelf life from perishable products and expect a consistent product experience each time they shop. Controlling the quality of products sold leads to shopper loyalty, which is of paramount importance to the success of Hy-Vee. Before products arrive in stores, Hy-Vee's distribution centers (DCs) handle items including dairy products, fresh meats, seafood, deli items, produce and frozen goods, all of which have different temperature needs and sensitivities. During transit from suppliers to DCs, Hy-Vee has limited visibility and temperature management abilities due to large amount of supplier managed transportation. For instance, during a week-long transit, a supplier's carrier equipment may malfunction, causing an item to thaw and then refreeze once repairs are made. Hy-Vee sought help from TempTRIP, an RFID solution provider that focuses on shipping, storage, receiving, and temperature control. TempTRIP's EPC RFID tags use Impinj chips to monitor and report temperature readings throughout the shipping and receiving process. The tags can also be re-configured and re-used, a unique feature within the current market of temperature monitoring devices.

The GPS Tracking Device System Market is expected to grow at USD 2.53 billion by 2023, at 11.9% of CAGR between 2017 and 2023.

Source: Market Research Future

What is the business value of this IoT use case and how is it measured?
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What business value do shipment tracking technology?

It enables shippers to be in control of their transportation and locate freight at any point in its journey.

How can IoT based shipment tracking and monitoring solutions help your supply chain?

- Improved product quality and consistency

- Decreased  in warehousing and storage costs

- Reduced impact of stock outs

- Staying pro-active during supply chain disruptions

- Reduced product shrinkage and insurance costs

- Trade route analysis

- Lower Labor Costs

- Improved Brand Protection

 

Which technologies are used in a system and what are the critical technology?
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How is shipping tracking technology made up?

It is made up of three things: sensors, connectivity, and applications. 

Sensors make it possible to know the location of your containers, and the connectivity piece (which is particularly difficult when at sea) transmits that location data back to an application. Often shipping companies will pull the location data out of an API and put it into their logistics platform, where the data can be analyzed.

Which systems enable to control transportation?

Track and trace features are available on a transportation management system (TMS). With this technology, companies have insight into carrier performance, transportation costs, and market trends as they manage their logistics. 

 

What data is obtained by the system and what are the critical data management decision points?
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How is data obtained by the system?

There are different ways like BLE tags, GPS or WiFi.

 

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