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Smart Supply Chain & Logistics

LoRa Technology makes it easy and affordable for smart supply chain and logistics to track highly valued assets that are in transit. Due to LoRa Technology’s long range and low power consumption qualities and GPS-free geolocation abilities, cargo, vehicles and other assets can be easily monitored over large geographic regions and within harsh environments.

Semtech’s LoRa Edge™ Tracker Reference Design is the physical manifestation of Semtech’s vision for a commercial asset management solution that is based on the three key elements of the LoRa Edge asset management solution – the LoRa Edge LR1110 transceiver, the embedded LoRa Basics™ Modem-E software and LoRa Cloud™ Geolocation and Device & Application Services. It is encapsulated in a sleek and streamlined commercial-ready product that demonstrates the complete set of asset tracking capabilities for IoT applications. It serves as a blueprint for customers looking to build an end-to-end tracker solution based on the LoRaWAN® protocol.

The LoRa Edge Tracker Reference Design provides device manufacturers and systems integrators creating asset location, asset traceability, asset loss and recovery, and geofencing applications with the following benefits:

  • Accelerate Time to Market – High-quality reference design of complete “track and trace” solution based on LoRa Edge LR1110 reduces research and development time when building a solution. The companion LoRa Edge Config Android and iOS app enables fast-track configuration and connectivity.
  •  Reduce Design Complexity – The documented design journey includes performance reports and design files. Instant connectivity is available with LoRa Cloud services when using LoRa Basics Modem-E.
  • Decrease Development Cost – Ability to leverage the design of a complete tracker system without license fees. Reduce certification costs with a solution that is fully FCC certified. Save on the cost of an external secure element chip with LoRa Edge AES-128 bit compliant, FIPS-140 compliant, and is LoRaWAN CertifiedCM with LoRa Basics Modem-E.

White Papers

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An overview of use cases across regions combining two powerful technologies
Wi-Fi & LoRaWAN® Trials
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With the evolution toward IoT and the increasing availability of new technologies—such as LPWANs—asset-tracking applications are becoming more ubiquitous, pervasive and sophisticated. This LoRa Alliance® white paper explores the importance of asset tracking within the evolution of logistics.
Why LoRaWAN is the Logical Choice for Asset Tracking Connectivity
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Axino has successfully leveraged Semtech's LoRa devices, combining LoRa sensors with artificial intelligence algorithms, to remotely and automatically detect and manage refrigerated food temperatures within one degree Celsius.
Disrupting Cold Chain Refrigeration & Improving Food Quality by Taking a Fresh Approach to Asset Quality Management
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There are several options for LPWAN connectivity, but LoRaWAN and NB-IoT have shown the most momentum. and will garner the largest share of the market in the coming years. This white paper will examine the two technologies for their similarities and differences. Courtesy of the LoRa Alliance.
LoRaWAN and NB-IoT: Competitors or Complementary
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A scalable and low cost IoT solution can be the foundation for improving supply chain and logistics management. LoRa-based devices offer the flexibility that companies and organizations need. A scalable and low cost IoT solution can be the foundation for improving supply chain and logistics management. LoRa-based devices offer the flexibility that companies and organizations need.
How LoRa Technology Makes Supply Chains and Asset Management Smarter
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Infographics

Discover applications for LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol by downloading an infographic. 

Semtech’s new LoRa Basics Modem-E is a tailor-made embedded firmware library designed for solutions based on the LoRa Edge™ LR1110 geolocation asset management solution.
LoRa Basics Modem-E
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Download the infographic to explore how products based on LoRa create a safer, more sustainable and comfortable planet for us all.
LoRa Everyone
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LoRa Edge™ is a new, highly versatile and low power software defined LoRa-based platform that will enable a wide portfolio of applications for indoor and outdoor asset management, targeting industrial, building, home, agriculture, transportation, and logistics markets.
LoRa Edge™ Applications
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Download the infographic to see how LoRa-based products are changing the world and enabling a better life.
LoRa Everywhere
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Which wireless network solution is right for your application? Compare the qualities of low power wide area network (LPWAN) solutions side by side in this helpful infographic.
10 Things About LoRaWAN & NB-IoT
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Real-World Deployments

See how LoRa Technology has enabled business efficiencies in these real-world smart supply chain and logistics deployments.

Smart Luggage Trolleys

DevAppSol integrated the LoRaWAN protocol into its smart asset tracking solution for luggage trolleys at Hyderabad International Airport, measuring direct savings of 30% to 40% and indirect savings up to 60% as a result of effective tracking.

Cold Chain Control for Maritime Corridor

WITRAC integrated the LoRaWAN protocol and LoRa 2.4GHz into its global track and trace platform to provide customers with full control and traceability of assets in the supply chain.

Indoor/Outdoor Asset Tracker

Digital Matter's Yabby Edge battery-powered tracking device for indoor/outdoor asset management uses Semtech's LoRa Edge™ platform for key applications such as pallet and warehouse equipment tracking, inventory and shipment management, trolley, cart and container tracking, medical equipment management, and more.

Optimized Logistics & Inventory Management

Green Scale Alchemy (GSA) leverages the LoRaWAN protocol in its IoT-based pool management platform, enabling accurate pallet management to increase logistical efficiency.

Secure Naval Ports

Ripl Networks integrates LoRa devices with its IP mesh, 3D location tracking software to help secure naval ports without GPS or cellular towers.

Asset and Facility Monitoring

Cisco's Industrial Asset Vision solution leverages the open LoRaWAN protocol to enhance visibility into physical spaces for IT and Operational Technology (OT) environments, and provides new applications of IoT connectivity for new smart industrial control operations.

Consumer Device Security

Smart Mimic's MimicGO line of LoRa-based devices deploy indoor or outdoor to monitor condition changes in a range of applications, including door sensing, belonging movements and tampering, motion sensing in rooms, and open/closed status in drawers or safes, enabling safe and secure rooms and belongings.

Pallet Location Tracking

Pallet Alliance’s LoRa-based IntelliPallet™ platform enables enterprise-scale pallet management by integrating location and environmental sensors into wooden pallets, helping managers optimize the logistical efficiency of their operations, and satisfying a wide range of business requirements.

Connected Plugs for Energy Monitoring

EasyReach's LoRa-based EasyPlug tracks energy consumption and movement in retail refrigerators, machines to prevent waste, theft and tampering.

2.4GHz IoT at Land and Sea

Wilhelmsen and The Things Industries (TTI) leverage Semtech’s LoRa devices to help deliver cost-effective, robust and proven IoT solutions to the maritime shipping industry and a step towards autonomous vessels and industry 4.0.The platform will be utilized to deliver, among other things, digital condition monitoring, asset tracking and logistical applications.

Alibaba Beagle Tracker
LoRa-based Location Tracker

Alibaba Cloud’s “Beagle” tracker, built on Semtech’s SX1280 LoRa chipset, provides up to 2,000 meters of point-to-point location tracking indoor or outdoor, GPS-free.The tracker allows extensive geolocation functionality without relying on base stations, Cellular networks, Cloud services, or internet connectivity. 

Semtech LoRa Food Waste Prevention Real World
Food Waste Prevention

GND Solutions' LoRa-based smart refrigeration solutions help restaurants reduce food waste and enabled one five-star restaurant to reduce food management operational costs up to 40 percent. 

LoRa Food Safety Real World
Food Safety Temperature Monitoring

CM Systems, LLC, in collaboration with Laird Connectivity, integrated LoRa devices into ComplianceMate, a food safety temperature monitoring solution utilized by retailers such as Shake Shack, Five Guys, Hard Rock Cafe, City Barbeque, and Hattie B's, preventing inventory loss due to unsafe food storage temperatures. 

LoRa Basics Skysens Real World
Asset Tracking at Istanbul Airport

Skysens Teknoloji AS. (Skysens) has integrated LoRa Technology into its smart asset tracking solutions for Istanbul Airport to comprehensively monitor a wide range of airport applications, driving down operational cost and creating a smarter, safer airport.

LoRa Axino Real World Use Case
Smart Refrigeration Solutions

Axino Solutions's LoRa-based smart refrigeration solutions track food temperature for the food retail industry, with global deployments in supermarket chains such as Migros, resulting in hundreds of thousands of Euros in savings per year. 

Ineo Sense France Logistics, Real World Use
Asset Tracking for Aerospace Manufacturing

Ineo-Sense's LoRa-enabled sensor products allow production managers and engineers to monitor the use, status, functionality, and location of expensive aerospace manufacturing assets in real time.

AcSiP’s IoT System-in-Package solutions leverage LoRa Technology’s long range capabilities to monitor assets including cargo and vehicles over long distances.
Cargo Tracking

AcSiP’s IoT System-in-Package solutions leverage LoRa Technology’s long range capabilities to monitor assets including cargo and vehicles over long distances.

Bike Share Location Tracking

Ofo, a leading Chinese bike sharing company, equips its bicycles with LoRa Technology to track locations, measure regional demand and reduce operating costs.

Airport Asset Tracking

Adveez uses LoRa®-enabled sensors to capture usage and location data from equipment to reduce maintenance costs of mobile ground equipment.

Stolen Vehicle Recovery

MaxTrack utilizes LoRa Technology to track vehicles and cargo, relying on the tracking data to recover lost or stolen vehicles.

Gas Level Monitoring

Butano24 utilizes LoRa Technology in its gas level measurement application to intelligently monitor tank levels and automatically request refills.

Shipping Container Tracking

Net Feasa Ltd. designed an IoT network solution enabled by LoRa-based sensors for tracking shipping container activity such as temperature, open/close status and geolocation to improve shipyard operations and increase efficiencies.

In the News

Articles and press coverage of LoRa-based solutions for smart supply chain and logistics are featured below. 

IoT Agenda

LPWAN systems offer an easy-to-use connectivity option

Marc Pégulu, Vice President, Wireless and Sensing Product Group at Semtech speaks to the benefits of LPWAN systems in this blog post. Read more

Webee’s No-Code End-to-End Solution Builder Software Democratizes IoT

WeBee’s No-Code End-to-End Solution Builder running on Microsoft Azure, operating on the LoRaWAN® protocol and leveraging Semtech LoRa® devices simplifies the development of enterprise IoT use cases including industrial remote monitoring, smart farming, and smart cities. Read more
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Smart Refrigeration Solutions for Restaurant Applications

With technology, restaurants and retailers can rest assured that they are delivering high-quality, fresh food. Read more
Enterprise IoT Insights

Semtech on 2021: Availability and simplicity to drive critical mass for LPWAN systems

One thing that became abundantly clear during the Covid-19 pandemic was the importance of the supply chain throughout the enterprise. From the factory floor through distribution to retail stores and deliveries, there is an increased imperative to track and manage billions of items as they move around the world. Read more

How Technology Can Streamline Supply Chain Operations For The Holidays

The pandemic has had many side effects on the global supply chain, causing severe disruptions many companies hadn’t ever experienced before. At the same time, consumer shopping patterns have changed drastically as we continue to see a reliance on online shopping and home delivery services. Read more
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5 Questions to Address Increased Supply Chain Demands

The pandemic has had many side effects on the global supply chain, causing severe disruptions many companies hadn’t ever experienced before. With increased delivery volumes and the need to ensure safety for supply chain workers, the upcoming holiday shopping season will bring with it new hurdles. Read more

Creating a Smart Asset-Tracking Solution for Pallet Monitoring and Beyond

Corporations around the world are acknowledging the importance of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the need for a solution that has the ability to identify, locate and track assets. Read more

Soft Modem and Reference Design Simplify LoRa IoT Platform

Semtech recently announced two enabling solutions for its LoRa Edge platform: the LoRa Basics Modem-E and the LoRa Edge Tracker Reference Design. Read more

Les réseaux intelligents placent les objets connectés sur la carte

Avec la technologie LoRaWAN, il est désormais possible de disposer d’une géolocalisation instantanée reposant sur l’infrastructure réseau (et non sur l’objet connecté lui-même) et apte à supporter simultanément tous les terminaux connectés au réseau. Read more

Podcast: Geolocation Solutions: What Should You Consider Before Implementing Geolocation Solutions for Your Supply Chain?

The supply chain industry relies heavily on the ability to monitor and track assets at every step of the journey. Developments in geolocation accuracy and coverage are making that job easier but what does your business need to consider before choosing and implementing a geolocation solution for your needs? Marc Pegulu of Semtech joins us to share his thoughts on what you need to keep track of to keep better track of your supply chain. Read more

Application Briefs

Learn more about specific applications of LoRa Technology in smart supply chain and logistics.

Ineo-Sense's CloverCore sensor solutions cut production lead times by up to 20 percent.
Connecting Assets to the Cloud in the Aviation Sector
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Axino disrupts cold chain refrigeration to ensure food quality.
A Fresh Approach to Asset Quality Management
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Keeping track of shipments is a large undertaking, especially for fragile items. A sensor solution with LoRa Technology can determine the necessary data to confirm shipment quality to its final location. Keeping track of shipments is a large undertaking, especially for fragile items. A sensor solution with LoRa Technology can determine the necessary data to confirm shipment quality to its final location.
Shipment Quality
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A LoRa-enabled tracking system from Maxtrack can prevent theft and tampering while allowing the flow of goods and services to continue. A LoRa-enabled tracking system from Maxtrack can prevent theft and tampering while allowing the flow of goods and services to continue.
Locating Stolen Vehicles & Cargo
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Fleet tracking systems using LoRa Technology, reduce costs by keeping fleets in the field longer with better fuel economy, better safety, visibility into maintenance issues, and overall improvements to operational efficiency. Fleet tracking systems using LoRa Technology, reduce costs by keeping fleets in the field longer with better fuel economy, better safety, visibility into maintenance issues, and overall improvements to operational efficiency.
Fleet Tracking
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Fleet management solutions using LoRa Technology, such as those offered by GlobalSat Worldcom, can reduce maintenance costs and increase operational efficiencies. Fleet management solutions using LoRa Technology, such as those offered by GlobalSat Worldcom, can reduce maintenance costs and increase operational efficiencies.
Fleet Management
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LoRa-based smart asset tracking solutions from Adveez help global airports reduce the costs of maintaining ground equipment. LoRa-based smart asset tracking solutions from Adveez help global airports reduce the costs of maintaining ground equipment.
Asset Tracking
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Videos

Videos featuring LoRa-based smart supply chain and logistics solutions are presented below. Watch all LoRa videos here >>

Building Tracker That Uses LoRaWAN With the LR1110 Device to Cloud Solution
The Future of Geolocation at The Things Conference 2021
IoT Applications for Logistics
Delivering Next-generation Geolocation with the LoRa Basics Modem-E
LoRa Basics Modem-E
LoRaWAN Asset Tracking Solutions with AWS IoT
Asset Tracking Solutions for COVID-19
LoRa Edge™ Platform Solution for IoT
Semtech’s Staale Pettersen at The Things Conference 2020: 2.4 GHz LoRa of the Seas
LoRa Asset Tracking Reference Kit
Connecting Assets to the Cloud with Ineo-Sense and Lauak
Axino Disrupts Cold Chain Refrigeration to Ensure Food Quality
LoRa Technology - Native Geolocations for IoT - Mobile World Live
LoRa Geolocation - Richard Lansdowne Interview - The Things Network
The Things Conference 2018: LoRa Geolocation by Richard Landsdowne
Semtech’s LoRa Geolocation Solution for LPWAN

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In addition to the low power wide area network solutions enabled by LoRa Technology, Semtech offers a wide portfolio of IC chipsets for electronics in smart supply chain and logistics.