Supply Chain – IoT is changing rules & Saving money
Global manufacturers are under tremendous pressure of lowering costs. As a result, manufacturers have driven towards higher efficiencies, but at larger scales, the grinding from higher volumes of tools, fixtures, raw materials, work-in-progress, and finished products can slow production time and increase labor costs. A transformational improvement to manufacturing operations is the real-time monitoring of location. By ensuring that materials are stored and handled correctly and can be found when needed, manufacturers can decrease waste and improve performance.
While supply chain managers have been exposed to Real-Time Locating Systems RTLS technology using RFID the upfront cost has prevented their widespread adoption. With the advance of lower-cost Internet of Things technologies, effective tracking and monitoring solutions can be installed and operated for 10x less.
Warehouse pallets are now being tracked using Bluetooth Technology 5.0. Bluetooth gateways and tags are increasingly being used in tracking the location of assets, inventory, and returnable packaging in a warehouse and in transit.
The ISAE Warehouse Pallet Tracking solution uses multiple layers of device and data security to ensure your data and IT networks are safe. BLE data is encrypted end-to-end, and modern TOTP (Time Based one-time Password Algorithm) data security methods are used to make sure that the Bluetooth gateways do not fall prey to DOS attacks or hacking.