IoT: It’s More Than You Think
As the Internet of Things (IoT) expands, you may think of it as something for consumer-based items, such as smart accessories, or even refrigerators. However, more and more companies are starting to realize that IoT is useful for the enterprise.
An efficient supply chain is at the heart of every business. Logistics are constantly changing and subject to errors, but with IoT, GPS and RFID technologies can easily provide location and condition information.
For example, a truck carrying temperature-sensitive cargo across the country—the cargo is equipped with temperature sensors and RFID tags that can monitor and ensure a consistent temperature. If the truck happens to stall and can no longer continue to cool the cargo, IoT could communicate the real-time location of the truck and the temperature of the cargo. With IoT, enterprises could gain more visibility and work quickly to remedy the situation, preventing the cargo from spoiling and protecting their bottom line.
Luckily, this IoT solution actually exists—it’s Zatar from Zebra Technologies. Zatar is a cloud-based, remote device management tool that ensures enterprises have real-time visibility into the activity streams of every component within the supply chain. With Zatar, enterprise businesses can easily monitor temperature and location and be able to see anything that goes awry in real-time.