Automating logistics yard with sensors
A modern supply-chain logistics yard & warehouses have certainly come a long way from a simple place to store things to a high-tech processing facility for a large variety of products such as consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, third party logistics, just in time inventory management etc. It has now become an integral part of the supply chain.
As the warehouses grew in size and variety of stored goods, manual operations could not keep up with the mounting challenges. Industrial automation presents the right solution to improve operational efficiency .
Ripples IOT offers Wireless sensor modules for logistics yard management, combining best-in-class operating range with very low power consumption. Each module comes with embedded networking software. Ripples IOT modules can be easily integrated into high value asset tracking devices, enabling standards-based industrial warehouse automation solutions.
Warehouse automation benefits:
- Considerable overhead costs reduction
- Better space and storage utilization
- Increased the number of cargo dispatches using different carriers
- Real-time tracking of packets
- Paperless operations for eGovernance
- Higher productivity per employee
- Increased consignor and consignee satisfaction
Wireless Sensor Network technologies are ideally suited for the industrial warehouse automation task. It eliminates expensive and troublesome wiring and provides ultimate flexibility in placing the sensors and tags for monitoring and tracking. IEEE802.15.4-based standards, such as ZigBee, allow to use long life battery operated sensor devices that can be placed anywhere in the smart warehouse.