Optimizing inventory, streamlining production workflow
The imminent global slowdown in many countries due to geopolitical reasons is not to be taken lightly. Companies are on an overdrive to adopt cost reduction and resource optimization methods. Optimizing cost of production – manufacturing, supply chain, warehousing, logistics is the order of the day for managers to come up with new ideas.
Automation technologies are here to stay. New generation wireless sensors based on Bluetooth technologies are becoming mainstream for asset & inventory tracking applications. With the growing pressure to reduce costs and optimize resources, manufacturing and supply chain logistics companies are looking at ready to deploy, low cost of ownership solutions that can aid in bringing new measurement matrices that can help in decision making using software applications for streamlining shop floor.
Indoor positioning is another technology adoption which is being gaining popularity due to its ease and low cost of deployment. Now plant managers, shop floor engineers can get near realtime view on what is happening on the production and inventory storage areas. For example, using the wireless mesh technology, the shopfloor monitoring software allows zoning into small 5 x 5 meter regions. Deploying low maintenance tags on stationary objects will enable visualization of these objects on a cloud platform. Which means, production planning, inventory movement, people allocation, contractor tracking activities can be closely measures for monitoring and control.
Automation can help save millions of dollars
Return on Investment in automation ROI measurement can be achieved through the pilot deployment of wireless asset tracking & monitoring solutions. The easy to deploy solutions enables plant managers to install the solution in a real-life environment, following which our team of business consultants will help you in formulating best practices through internal workshops for the cost of production management.
Goods in transit, supply chain visibility
In order to complete the cycle of measure-monitor-control, the last mile of the supply chain needs to be integrated into a central system. This will bring efficiencies in procurement, production and distribution cycles. With the advent of low maintenance, 2G / 4G enabled supply chain Cellular IOT solutions, operations control will be able to closely monitor the movement of inventory, prefabricated raw materials, and finished goods from start to finish.
Monitoring and tracking in the retail industry
Low-cost retail shop monitoring solutions will help in last-mile fulfillment by integrating the data on to a central cloud platform, whereby distributors and dispatch can closely monitor the inventory and asset across geographic locations. For perishable goods, the temperature, humidity, and other parameters can be measured to ensure complete shelf life.