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.
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See how LoRa Technology has enabled business efficiencies in these real-world smart supply chain and logistics deployments.
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.
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.
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.
Green Scale Alchemy (GSA) leverages the LoRaWAN protocol in its IoT-based pool management platform, enabling accurate pallet management to increase logistical efficiency.
Ripl Networks integrates LoRa devices with its IP mesh, 3D location tracking software to help secure naval ports without GPS or cellular towers.
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.
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 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.
EasyReach's LoRa-based EasyPlug tracks energy consumption and movement in retail refrigerators, machines to prevent waste, theft and tampering.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
Ofo, a leading Chinese bike sharing company, equips its bicycles with LoRa Technology to track locations, measure regional demand and reduce operating costs.
Adveez uses LoRa®-enabled sensors to capture usage and location data from equipment to reduce maintenance costs of mobile ground equipment.
MaxTrack utilizes LoRa Technology to track vehicles and cargo, relying on the tracking data to recover lost or stolen vehicles.
Butano24 utilizes LoRa Technology in its gas level measurement application to intelligently monitor tank levels and automatically request refills.
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.
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
Learn more about specific applications of LoRa Technology in smart supply chain and logistics.
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