Industrial IoT asset tracking

Tap into IoT asset tracking for real time insights into your business-critical assets. Everywhere. All the time.

Over the past years, the IoT has proven its potential to transform industrial asset tracking and supply chain management. While digitizing operations may seem daunting at first, the payoff can be huge, leading to:

  • optimized logistics,
  • improved forecasting capabilities,
  • detection and mitigation of theft, fraud, and tampering,
  • reduced operational costs,
  • and, ultimately, satisfied customers.  

Read on to find out how IoT asset tracking can help your business gain visibility into every aspect of its supply chain with wireless communication, seamless indoor and outdoor positioning, and the cloud.

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    What is IoT asset tracking?

    IoT asset tracking combines sensing and positioning technologies, cellular and short range wireless communication, and the cloud to offer businesses a reliable way to keep tabs on their moving assets throughout their entire lifecycle. From the shipments of raw materials used in manufacturing all the way to finished products deployed anywhere on the globe.

    What about livestock, pets, and wild animals? Use IoT asset trackers to keep tabs on them too!

    Benefits of IoT asset tracking

    Gain real-time visibility on the location of tracked assets at rest and in transit

    IoT asset tracking systems and real-time location systems (RTLS) use a range of technologies to reliably locate moving assets and securely present the data on the cloud, offering businesses maximum transparency and peace of mind.  

    Tailor solutions to the specific needs of your IoT tracking use case with the right combination of positioning hardware and location services, whether it’s low power, minimal size, or maximum accuracy.

     

    Increase quality through continuous data collection and monitoring of high-value, perishable, and sensitive goods

    Leverage IoT asset monitoring to ensure that perishables and sensitive goods reach their destination undamaged and unspoiled.

    Reliably transfer data to the cloud with minimal overhead – even on a tight power budget – with communication services tailored to the needs of the IoT based on a reliable, robust, and secure messaging protocol like MQTT.

     

    Improve inventory planning for time-sensitive logistics

    Reduce uncertainty in inventory management with IoT asset tracking to reliably meet service level agreements for time-sensitive logistics and keep customers smiling.

     

    Detect theft, tampering, and operational inefficiencies to optimize supply chain flow

    Adopt IoT asset monitoring solutions to nip disruptions to the supply chain in the bud and keep the assets flowing smoothly. Catch and address systemic issues when and where they arise to increase the efficiency throughout the logistics network.

     

    Automate supply chain processes including loading/unloading and custom clearance

    Take advantage of secure cloud connectivity to automate supply chain processes, saving time, money, and personnel requirements.

    Lean on security services designed for the IoT to verify the authenticity of processed assets and keep malicious actors at bay.

    Industrial asset tracking solutions

    When it comes to IoT asset tracking solutions, there is no silver bullet. With applications covering a vast array of use cases, each subject to diverse technological and operational requirements, solutions need to optimally balance competing constraints in terms of

    • cost,
    • size,
    • power,
    • coverage,
    • accuracy,
    • security, etc.

    Click on the links below to explore four application areas, their specific needs, and the hardware required to implement solutions.

    Trailer and intermodal cargo container tracking

    Ultra-low-power location IoT asset tracking for trailers and cargo containers on roads, rail, and sea integrating GPS positioning with cellular and satellite communication.

    Learn more about trailer and intermodal cargo container tracking

    Supply chain optimization, IoT asset monitoring, and cold chain tracking

    IoT asset monitoring across the supply chain with secure back-end data management to assess the status of assets, detect theft and tampering, and identify operational bottlenecks.

    Learn more about IoT asset monitoring, cold chain tracking, and supply chain optimization

    Terminal, logistics hub, and warehouse automation and monitoring

    Container, pallet, and asset monitoring in terminals, logistics hubs, and warehouses using indoor positioning, outdoor positioning, cellular communication, cameras, and ISM RF technologies.

    Learn more about terminal, logistics hub, and warehouse automation and monitoring

    Indoor positioning solutions

    Indoor positioning solutions take IoT asset tracking beyond the reach of GPS signals, enabling a variety of industrial tracking applications, in warehouses, factories, and underground.

    Learn more about indoor positioning solutions

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    Tracking for livestock monitoring

    Gain valuable insights and peace of mind with wearable IoT trackers for your cows, sheep, and other livestock.

    Learn more about tracking for livestock monitoring