IOT solutions fleet tracking, cold chain visibility
Our Particle IO based proof of concept proposal is for a leading life saving vaccine manufacturer, producing over 750,000 ampules for various preventions. These include malaria, snake bite, anti rabies, flu, asthma etc
With over 30 supply chain logistics delivery trucks, the vaccine product team works 5 days a week, manufacturing and supplying their medicines to over 100 speciality pharma distributors across the region on a direct delivery basis. Constant vigil of temperature and humidity controlled storage units that are located near the pharma retail units, hospitals, laboratories & clinical chains.
A comprehensive offering for tracking and monitoring over cellular devices. Equipped with a weather-proof enclosure and a GPS shield, the asset tracker uses the 3G or the 2G Electron to communicate with the Particle Cloud and the world.
The operations department, located at the city centre has a 10 member team to monitor the environment and safe handling of high value vaccines ; their location and inventory management to ensure steady supply based on seasonal demand. The administrative team supervises packing, order managements, accounts payable, receivables and purchase order for the raw materials. There is an independent workshop management system, keeping track of enroute theft, monitoring truck routes, fuel consumption, delivery schedules, proof of delivery verification.
The workshop has installed traditional GPS tracking solution to monitor the movement of all 30 cold chain trailers for operations to ensure safe transportation, handling and delivery of vaccines to the 100 distributors.
The client had problems in getting real time information on product handling at the time of loading and unloading, wrong deliveries, environment control for temperature & humidity, track & trace from factory to distribution.
Our wireless sensors and gateway solution for cold chain visibility comprises of deployment of long range, reusable GPS enabled tags on the containers carrying the vaccines. The Particle IO device integration and realtime capture of vital information ensured complete track and trace of the medicines. This greatly improved the overall operational control and brought in the much needed transparency in the system. The information from all these locations were accumulated on Bluemix / Cumulocity cloud platform and our IOT dashboard software system allows sharing of information by integrating with their existing logistics management solution.
Cold chain visibility & fleet tracker
- Reduction in breakage of vaccine bottles
- Instant Proof of Delivery from distributors
- Improved truck routes and availability information
- Ensured prescribed temperature control of the goods
- Provided daily statistics on dispatch and arrival
- Proper scheduling and time management for trucks
- Integrated with existing GPS and ERP software
In the second phase of the fleet tracker project, the client has put forward the specifications for monitoring the vaccine storage environment at distributor and the retail chain premises to ensure safety to the consumers.
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