IoT News Roundup

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By IOT Journal
Apr 06, 2018

The following are news announcements made during the past week:


TrackX, Food Producer Forge Agreement for Enterprise Deployment of Yard-Management Solution

TrackX Holdings, a provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based enterprise asset-management solutions, has announced that it has entered into an agreement for an enterprise-wide expansion of its Global Asset Management for Enterprises (GAME) solution for a previously announced customer.

Under this agreement, TrackX will deploy GAME for supply chain management (SCM) across all four existing distribution yards for the U.S.-based baked goods manufacturer, which generates more than $1 billion in annual revenue. This adds to TrackX's customer base in the food and beverage distribution industry. "It is wonderful to be working with a client with such vision and thought leadership in their industry," said Tim Harvie, TrackX's CEO, in a prepared statement. "Upon completing a very detailed business process and workflow analysis, this deployment not only further validates our 'land and expand' strategy but will also result in further extensions to our GAME platform, allowing us to better serve other food services companies."

TrackX GAME for SCM will track and manage complex truck and trailer activity throughout its customer's distribution facilities, maintain yard inventory, automate gate operations, improve labor efficiency and facilitate efficient dock-door scheduling. The deployment will leverage GAME's support for a variety of asset-tracking and Internet of Things (IoT) hardware, as well as integration into back-end enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to automate its customer's yard- and dock-related operational processes. Passive RFID tags will be affixed to every trailer.

RFID readers at the gates, along with GPS receivers and RFID readers on the spotter trucks, will provide real-time locationing and tracking of trailers within the yard and in and out of the yard gates. IoT sensors at the dock doors will provide real-time dock-door status, facilitate dynamic task scheduling and improve operational safety. Once deployed, the solution will allow the customer to consolidate disparate distribution operations across its network onto a single platform, thereby providing it with visibility and business intelligence throughout its entire operation.

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