How IoT Enables Mobile Asset Tracking Throughout the Supply Chain

Introduction:

In an increasingly complex and globalized logistics landscape, being able to accurately track assets as they move throughout the supply chain can be a huge advantage for businesses. But generating real-time data on mobile assets has traditionally been difficult to achieve. Containers and pallets are often transported through remote areas that have low connectivity and limited global positioning system (GPS) coverage, making them difficult to locate.

Alternatively, they can be stuck indoors making them difficult to track as there is not a clear sky view for GPS. Attempts to use tracking devices have also been held-back by their high-power consumption and low battery life, making them expensive and impractical to use in many situations.

What's in the whitepaper?

You will find information on the following topics:
  • Supply chain transformation leading to business
  • Key asset tracking technologies
  • The key benefits of IoT for mobile asset tracking
  • Eliminating delays
  • Cutting costs and improving ROI
  • Improving customer experience
  • Implementing IoT-based asset tracking across the supply chain

This whitepaper was produced by IoT specialist, Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is an IoT pioneer, empowering businesses and industries to transform and thrive in the connected economy. Customers Start with Sierra because we offer a device-to-cloud solution, comprised of embedded and networking solutions seamlessly integrated with our IoT services. OEMs and enterprises worldwide rely on our expertise in delivering fully integrated solutions to reduce complexity, turn data into intelligence and get their connected products and services to market faster. Sierra Wireless has more than 1,400 employees globally and operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia.