The Challenge of Managing Returnable Assets Returnable transport items (RTIs) are key elements for enabling a smooth flow of goods throughout supply chains. Despite their importance, RTIs can be prone to high loss and breakage rates. Today’s RTI management processes are rather inefficient and are based on estimates about when, where and how RTIs are utilized. This limited visibility inevitably causes the involved parties to feel less responsible for the… Read More »How we can improve RTI (Returnable Transportation Items) and Reusable Assets flow?
Tooling 4.0: Connecting Industry 4.0 Technology to Your Molds and Molding Process Gain visibility and manage your most valuable assets Whether it’s a local mold shop or a globally renowned supplier, the need for a centralized system is proving more beneficial to all of the parties involved. Instead of managing information in multiple systems, users should opt for an all-inclusive system to manage information internally and throughout the supply chain,… Read More »Tracking Tools in the Cloud
The purpose of this blog is to serve as a central point of entry through which we would like to provide you with information and various aspects of the integration framework for SAP. The meaning and importance of integration or the question, why integration is needed? In a daily business life, the subject of integration plays an increasingly important role. Integration affects many areas of a company, such as business… Read More »SmartX HUB Integration Framework for SAP
What are Beacons? Bluetooth beacons are small form-factor devices consisting of a radio transmitter and a battery in a tough enclosure. They are a class of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices that periodically broadcast their identifier; that is, they “advertise”. Nearby devices that “listen” for BLE signals react to these advertisements. Different behaviors are possible for the receiver of these signals. Beacons are BLE devices that can be placed throughout… Read More »How does Beacon work in a real Asset Tracking application?
Appliance Manufacturer Tracks incoming materials with RFID – Returnables container The Customer Our customer is a global leader in household appliances and has more than 60 million household and professional products in more than 150 markets every year. In 2017 it had sales of SEK 122 billion and about 56,000 employees. The Challenge The customer has a complex supply chain with more than two hundred thousands of returnable assets, posing significant… Read More »Appliance Manufacturer Tracks Returnables
The value of RFID for Returnable Transport Item Tracking Management Returnable Transport Item Tracking using Smart Technologies The use of returnable containers (pallets, roll cages, returnable plastic containers, tote boxes, ingredients bins, dollies, IBCs, intermediate bulk containers, gas cylinders, and kegs etc) is an increasing phenomenon in the modern supply chain, with companies constantly seeking to reduce costs, increase handling efficiencies and improve environmental responsibility through less waste. Increasingly stringent… Read More »Track Returnable Transport Items
Real-Time ENTERPRISE ASSET Intelligence WITH RFID, YOU GET CONSTANT AND EFFORT-FREE IDENTIFICATION, LOCATION AND TRACKING INFORMATION. VISIBILITY INTO THE INVENTORY AND MOVEMENT OF ASSETS IS CRITICAL BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE. The Basics of RFID Automatic identification (auto ID) technologies help machines or computers identify objects by using automatic data capture. RFID is one type of auto ID technology that uses radio waves to identify, monitor, and manage individual objects as they move… Read More »Real-Time ENTERPRISE ASSET Intelligence
In this post we will discuss in detail how iBeacon technology and RFID compare against each other on the following critical aspects: 1. Accessibility What is accessibility? Accessibility, in reference of location-based technology, is the ability of the technology to be “tapped into” or accessed by a consumer or business. No matter which technology you opt to go ahead with for your business, you need to have some basic infrastructure… Read More »What is the difference between RFID and a Beacon?
Efficiency, safety, mobility, speed & inspections using UAV Technology. UAVs are a safe and economical solution to Oil pipelines and offshore platforms inspections. Drone SmartX™ Solutions are designed for commercial use and are perfect for sensor data capturing. Drones have become the most efficient type of solution for the inspection of several thousands of oil and gas pipelines. These assets must be constantly monitored to reduce the potential for undetected… Read More »Aerial Oil & Gas Site Inspection
AUTOMATE ASSET AND EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT Gain visibility and manage your most valuable assets SmartX HUB Solution offers an efficient way to track devices at Hospitals and Medical facilities. The main benefit of using Smartx technology is to improve patient safety and increase asset utilization in real-time tracking. With Smartx Hub® solution, you can increase automation and revenues and decrease the percentage of medical errors using a track and match applications.… Read More »Visibility of Medical Devices