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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.

White Papers

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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. 

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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LoRaWAN™ & NB-IoT
Complementary Solutions Based on Your Needs
Compare LoRaWAN and NB-IoT side by side 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.

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.

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

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

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.
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 with LoRa
Gas Level Monitoring

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.
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. 

Smart Asset-Tracking Will Transform Industries This Year

More than half of new business processes will incorporate some element of the internet of things (IoT) this year, Gartner predicts — with a thirty-fold increase in internet-connected physical devices, which will “significantly alter how the supply chain operates.” Read more
RFID Journal

IoT Manages Conditions, Assets for Istanbul Airport

A LoRaWAN-based solution is bringing visibility to assets, equipment and cargo, thereby decreasing energy consumption, improving passenger comfort, making operations more efficient and reducing flight delays. Read more
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How Technology Simplifies Food Safety Operations

Whether it’s monitoring soil conditions on a farm or the temperature of a refrigerator in a restaurant kitchen, there are many instances where technology is being used to promote optimal food growth and safety. Read more
IMC IoT M2M Council

Blog: Bringing Supply Chains to the Cloud Simply and Efficiently with LoRa® Devices

The economic impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on factories, retail settings, work sites, offices, and homes could total as much as $6.3 trillion by 2025, according to McKinsey Global. While some of this impact will be from the direct deployment of sensors and hardware in commercial, retail and industrial buildings, IoT will also have a significant effect on building management software, applications and services. IoT-based solutions in the industrial space offer the potential to create increased efficiencies for a range of applications from fleet management to smart mining and construction. Read more
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Semtech Releases Portfolio of Solutions, LoRa Edge, for IoT Applications

Semtech released its new LoRa-based platform, LoRa Edge, for the development of Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Read more
Enterprise IoT Insights

Pallet Alliance adds LoRaWAN capabilities to IntelliPallet platform

LoRaWAN enhances security and long-range tracking Read more
Stacy

Semtech is making LoRa into a connectivity contender

For most people and businesses, the internet of things is still limited to a home, building, or campus network. If you want your device to work outside of a pre-determined space, then you have to rely on cellular, with all of the costs it entails. And while it makes sense to give a car a 4G modem and perhaps to buy a data plan, it's a much tougher sell to get people to buy an expensive device and pay a monthly fee for something like a mailbox sensor or a pet tracker. Read more
ee news Europe

LoRa, GNSS and Wi-Fi chip for indoor and outdoor geolocation

Semtech has launched LoRa Edge, a versatile and low power software-defined LoRa-based platform for indoor and outdoor asset management. Read more

How Hattie B’s Continues to Bring Hot Chicken to the Masses with Technology

ComplianceMate proactively tracks temperatures in refrigerators and freezers, eliminates human error in manually checking temps and other food safety procedures, and takes 50% less computer time than manual procedures. Read more
ee news Europe

Reference Kit to Simplify Adoption of LoRa®-based Asset Tracking Solutions

Semtech announced the release of its Asset Tracking Reference Kit to accelerate the adoption of asset tracking solutions based on LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol 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 >>

NEW 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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Other Semtech Solutions for Smart Supply Chain & Logistics

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.