Semiconductor Solutions for Logistics & Supply Chain Management
For logistics 4.0, digital supply chain, digital logistics – as with other industries leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) – digitization and connectivity drive improved efficiencies and productivity. Connected vehicles, equipment and devices enable near real-time visualization and management of critical goods in retail and manufacturing supply chains.
IoT-connected cold storage supply chains, for example, can provide real-time safety and quality assessments of perishable food and pharmaceutical products. Connected fleets can track utilization rates, improve route planning, or authenticate products and shipments, increasing asset use and productivity.
IoT devices used in logistics and supply chain management settings rely on sensors to measure specific environmental aspects, such as temperature, humidity, movement, location, handling, speed of movement and more. Prevalent IoT use cases in logistics include:
- Cargo and vehicle tracking
- Location management systems
- Inventory tracking and warehousing
- Supply chain monitoring
- Storage conditions monitoring of raw materials and products
With its low power and long battery life, Semtech's LoRa® wireless radio frequency technology is ideally suited for various digital logistics and supply chain applications relying on battery-powered sensors. Operating in unlicensed spectrum, devices featuring LoRa ICs readily communicate over public, private or hybrid LoRaWAN® networks whether indoor or outdoor. Networks are complementary to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Cellular.
The LoRa Edge™ asset managment platform is a hihgly versatile and low power software-defined platfomr that enables a wide varity of application for indoor and outdoor asset mangement. The First product on the platform, LoRa Edge LR1110, integrates a long range LoRa transceiver, multi-constellation scanner and passive Wi-Fi AP MAC address scanner targeting asset management applications. The LR1110 solution utilizes Semtech’s LoRa Cloud™ geolocation capabilities, to significantly reduce power consumption by determining asset location in a Cloud-based solver.
LoRa ICs, complemented by our Neo-Iso® isolated power switches, electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection and surge protection products, offer unique features that enable streamlined supply and inventory management systems, automating asset tracking processes for improved productivity and reduced inventory loss.
Discover our semiconductor solutions for your smart logistics and supply chain sensors and equipment.
Getting Started With LoRa Edge
To quickly evaluate the benefits of solutions with LoRa Edge, we recommend:
- Hardware: Any Semtech LoRa Edge tracker reference design or development kit, or third party tracking solution based on LoRa Edge
- Application: LoRa Cloud Locator to quickly and seamlessly provision and test the supported solutions (please refer to LoRa Cloud Locator website for the latest supported hardware)
Getting Started: IoT Smart Logistics & Supply Chain Sensors
Whatever your use case, sensors based on LoRa can deliver real-time data to help you make your supply chain and logistics management operations smarter and more efficient.
Visit our Build vs. Buy: What’s Your Hardware Approach? to see which path is right for you.
Start conceptualizing your own smart logistics and supply chain sensors by using the simplified block diagram below as inspiration. You can find our available LoRa and circuit protection components through the product links below.
Not ready to design your own smart logistics sensor? Explore LoRa development boards and commercially available module and sensor options through our ecosystem: