Remote asset monitoring is challenging and complex. Today, IoT-enabled solutions, such as SenseIT IoT by Domain, enable businesses to monitor the location and environmental condition of their shipments and maintain the quality of their goods and products from departure to destination.
Domain Consulting Group, based in the Philadelphia area, delivers exceptional SAP solutions for small and mid-sized businesses looking to leverage enterprise resource planning technology to significantly improve efficiency and productivity and achieve operational excellence.
SenseIT IoT can be used to track the port departure, port arrival and warehouse arrival of most commodities, but is primarily targeted to the pharmaceutical, food and agriculture industries where environmental controls during shipment are critical.
The system alerts businesses to condition changes that affect their in-transit products, including temperature, moisture, acceleration, tilt, shock, broken seals, and other variables for the duration of the trip, and provides them with real-time actionable data.
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Transportation risks include theft (pharmaceuticals and electronics are top targets), global shipping lane disruptions, cargo lost at sea (maritime law allows a captain to jettison cargo to save the ship), weather, fire, truck and rail accidents, improper storage in third party warehouses, damage to fragile products caused by loading and unloading equipment, and so on.
The supply chain risk increases exponentially when shipments require temperature-controlled transportation and storage. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, about 30% of all food produced worldwide for human consumption perishes during transit.
SenseIT IoT by Domain takes conventional GPS tracking to the next level by integrating with SAP HANA cloud technologies. Innovative sensors capture global data and then the data is standardized, consolidated and maintained in a HANA database, and pushed to ERP for quick action.
SAP HANA is an in-memory relational database management system and application platform that allows for the lightning fast processing of massive amounts of real-time data and generates interactive reports in seconds for faster decision-making.
The unbelievably fast real-time analytics provide your business with operational visibility that can help you:
- Improve speed and delivery timeframes
- Reduce the time employees waste while looking for missing assets
- Gain real-time insight on shipment environmental conditions, e.g., cargo temperature, humidity levels, etc.
- Ensure product integrity and the quality of cargo in-transit
- Troubleshoot anomalies and quickly mitigate the risks if something goes wrong
- Comply with complex regulatory requirements related to the condition of shipments
- Improve customer service with more accurate pick-up and delivery information
- Improve cost management through data analytics
If you are not currently on an SAP platform, SenseIT IoT can often be integrated with other ERP platforms, such as NetSuite.
If you are considering an ERP solution for your business, you should select one that offers the most value and provides the greatest return on your investment. SAP Business One is an exceptional solution for customers who want to reduce costs, improve flexibility, improve quality, and eliminate operational complexity.
The experienced consultants at Domain Consulting Group will work within your budget to help you achieve the best results from asset monitoring solutions like SenseIT IoT. Call us today at (610) 374-7644 ext. 7005 for a free consultation.