High customizable solution for advanced asset tracking
Although supply chain management is a critical area of any company due to the fact that it increases competitiveness and customer satisfaction, a recent research from McKinsey showed that only 43% of the companies surveyed have applied some type of digitization in their process. Nevertheless, the study also suggests that companies that aggressively digitize their supply chains can expect to increase their earnings by 3.2% in average and their annual revenue by 2.3%.
Companies in an industry that somehow process or deliver goods that are sensitive to temperature variation require some type of control and monitoring during the process to avoid losses and guarantee the quality of their products and services. USDA’s Economic Research Service estimates that, in the United States, 31% of the food is lost at the retail and consumer levels.
Besides the tangible benefits that a well managed operation can bring, companies in certain sectors such as the Food & Pharmaceutical are required to comply with local regulatory and enforcement agencies. In the US for example, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is mandated to ensure compliance, similar to the role of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in Europe. Having a tool that can record and generate reports with the conditions reached during the whole process is becoming essential.
In addition, companies in most industries can use the IoT (Internet of Things) to automate the process and collect data in order to generate insights that can be used to proactively solve problems before customers even notice.
Some of the benefits that IoT can bring to Cold Chain Management are:
- Comply with regulatory requirements
- Improve customer experience
- Reduce and avoid food waste
- Reduce maintenance cost
- Gain insights for new products and offers
Case 1 – Temperature management for supermarket
This case exemplifies how a company that needed to monitor the quality and status of perishable goods in a supermarket built the visualization and reports to monitor in real-time. This is an example of application in the last step of the cold chain process; the sensors are normally fixed with their location input only once during the customization of the dashboard.
See this demo working in real time here.
Case 2 – Temperature management in trucks
In this case, one of the goals was to improve customer satisfaction and comply with regulatory environment by monitoring temperature, humidity and other variables like location all in real-time. Then, the sensor data was combined it order to generate reports and notifications to indicate when a certain condition is met. Also, using the geofence capability and integration with webservice, was possible to determine when trailers and trucks arrive or leave certain areas.
See this demo working in real time here.
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Several sensors that provide location offered by different manufacturers are already integrated with TagoIO platform. Integrations with certified sensors accelerates the time-to-market, but customers can also add their own devices easily.
Why to use TagoIO for asset tracking?
Although there are other providers out there in the market that offer software to monitor temperature in this sector, most of them are incomplete and lack the flexibility that only TagoIO provides. Here is a list of great functions and characteristics from TagoIO that you should consider:
1. Hundreds of different types of sensors are integrated with TagoIO
You can choose from a variety off-the-shelf trackers that are already integrated with the TagoIO platform. If you decide to use a new sensor, or are building your own, you can easily integrate it in your solution.
2. Ready for any type of connectivity
TagoIO accepts devices connected via Satellite, GPRS, LTE, NB-IoT, LoRaWAN, Sigfox, Bluetooth, or any other type of connectivity.
3. Reports, geofence and notifications are fully customizable
You can create highly customized reports for your end-users or manager in .CSV, .XLS, .PDF, or other formats. The reports can be sent in a predefined schedule, manually, or by event. Scripts to generate alerts, analytics, and integration can be easily add in your application.
4. Integration is the key to go beyond IoT
Integrate your application with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), a ticket management system, or any other source of data. All sensor data can be automatically combined, processed, and transferred to the business back-end by using our powerful Application Programming Interface (API).
5. Customization and branding to stand out from competition
The level of customization with TagoIO is extremely high for any standards. You can even add your own custom icons inside of the widgets. Then, you can deliver a solution using your own brand and URL with the TagoRUN white-label module -including a mobile App for iOS and Android stores.
Learn more about the TagoIO product features that can be added in your application.
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