Changes in industrial manufacturing, the introduction of Industry 4.0 technologies and a heightened awareness that growth is only possible if it is sustainable (Ullo and Sinha 2020), have had a direct impact on supply and cold chain management. With these changes, the traditional role of a warehouse as a location where inventory was stored in preparation for shipping has changed as well. When the smart warehouse concept was introduced, involving increased automation of several warehouse functions, the role of a warehouse greatly expanded. It is now believed that warehouses have a direct impact on improving the overall “service quality, productivity, and efficiency, while lowering costs and failures” (Tiwari, 2023).
Cassia Networks has worked with multiple partners to facilitate greater efficiency of supply chain and cold chain management within warehouses. The solutions involve use of Cassia Networks Bluetooth gateways, IoT Access Controller, smart label tracking or temperature and environment monitoring sensors, and an application software platform.
Cassia Networks Bluetooth Gateways
Cassia Networks long-range enterprise grade IoT gateways such as E1000 (indoor) and X2000 (indoor and outdoor) are ideal for managing spacious warehouses as they connect to thousands of devices and allow for continuous and real-time monitoring. E1000 Bluetooth Gateway extends Bluetooth Low Energy range up to 300 meters. It is very versatile and can be easily attached to a wall or a ceiling with an included mounting kit or placed on a flat surface. Cassia Networks X2000 Bluetooth gateway is optimized for industrial IoT and ideal for both indoor and outdoor use with its impressive range of one kilometer.
Smart Bluetooth Labels
Cassia Networks has partnered with a producer of paper-thin Bluetooth tracking labels for effective supply chain operations and performance monitoring. Smart labels are the future of supply chain management as they will replace traditional barcode labeling that requires extensive manual management. This translates into higher product status visibility, reduced personnel costs, and higher customer satisfaction.
Sensors for Temperature and Environmental Monitoring
Bluetooth long-range gateways can be paired with sensors for complete temperature and environmental monitoring within warehouses and during transportation. This solution replaces laborious manual monitoring of temperature-sensitive goods and offers continuous, real-time alerts. It is also a lot more cost effective, flexible, and scalable compared to wired temperature monitoring.
In conclusion, long-range Bluetooth solutions are well positioned for a complete temperature and environment monitoring within warehouses and during transportation. With the rapid increases in temperature and a heightened awareness of the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions, suitable monitoring is necessary.
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Tiwari, Saurabh 2023. “Smart Warehouse: A Bibliometric Analysis and Future Research Direction. Sustainable Manufacturing and Service Economics. 2: 1-11.
Ullo, L. Silvia and G. R. Sinha. 2020. “Advances in Smart Environment Monitoring Systems Using IoT and Sensors.” National Library of Medicine, Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7309034/