Warehouse inventory

Cargo tracking – Wireless sensors and associated dashboard software to track the movement of cargo from factory to warehouse to distribution center to retail outlets. Reduce theft of cargo. Ensure the correct temperature and humidity.

IOT in warehouse automation

 

Digital twin - freight logistics, transportation, supply chain, warehouse optimisation

The concept of Digital Twin in logistics refers to a digital replica of potential and actual physical assets (physical twin), processes, people, places, systems, and devices that can be used for various purposes (Wiki source) in the supply chain. 

Digital twin platform – IOT in warehouse management

The advent of low cost wireless mesh infrastructure, the scope for connected devices, and machines is huge and it is said that half of the new businesses in this decade will be run by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT)

Imagine an interactive map – a replica of your warehouse of logistics yard shown on a dashboard available to you. Realtime access to the movement of forklifts, trucks, cargo, inventory, workers. Monitoring of storage environment, inspection, compliance, maintenance, and anti-theft protection technology.

In the case of warehouse logistics industries, there are many assets such as warehouse, fleet, cargo (pallet, container, parcel, bins, oil tankers) – perishable and nonperishable – high and low-value goods, life saving vaccines, food items such as fish, meat, wines, cheese, etc.. Raw materials being sent to factories, finished goods transported to distribution warehouses and retail stores.

Bonded warehouses will benefit by implementing IOT in warehouse management, so that exporter and importers will have full transparency and visibility of high-value cargo.

Implementing a Digital Twin in your warehousing & logistics  business can help to provide value-added services to your customers who are in the distribution and manufacturing industries, besides optimizing operations, improving workplace safety & productivity. Thus raising the bar of business performance and competitive advantage.

Movement of high-value cargo happening in the warehousing industry – from ports to logistics yards through multi-modal transportation – Ships, containers, multi-axle trucks, small trucks, and carrier vans for last-mile delivery.

The concept of “Digital Twin”

IOT

For all these activities to happen smoothly, there is a  need to map the physical location and transportation environment of cargo onto a digital twin – cloud-hosted software. So that 100% visibility and real-time monitoring are possible. Cargo, people, transportation equipment, workplace safety matters, compliance, inventory, e-commerce dispatches.

Digital twin smart warehouse platform brings the desired visibility to your customer, whereby that can plan their factory production or distribution activities based on accurate measurement of delivery timings provided by the logistics software. This can be achieved using IOT enabled inventory and asset tracking tags that can be deployed in indoor and outdoor units.

Digital twin in warehousing brings accountability on the way the cargo is being transported – Are they subject to undue shock, excess temperature, or other parameters that would have a negative impact on the shelf life of the product.

The location of trucks, driver behavior, fuel consumption,  tire mileage, etc contribute to reducing the cost of operations and maintenance.

Ideally, a Digital Twin ready solution would give the logistics company as well as their customers a 360-degree view of inventory, geographic location, timings, storage place & environment. IOT powered warehouse optimization solutions are also being implemented vastly these days.

Reduction of theft, abuse, lower consignment claims, and longevity of capital equipment, ane warehouse optimization will be the key benefit of implementing a Digital Twin solution. All these enablements will result in lowering the cost of transportation, empowering the customer on using self-services.

Digital twin logistics in supply chain

connected devices

Elastic logistics in the supply chain is an agile model where the ‘pull’ of consignee demand sets up lead times for deliveries and replenishment in a distribution or manufacturing environment. The idea is to react quickly before or just after the demand or supply need arises. Companies want fast go-to-market distribution with clear tracking and tracing for all moving trucks and raw materials. They want to reduce turnaround times, move more truck shipments, close down lead times, and serve the consignee faster.

Information can be delivered as alerts, notifications, daily or weekly snapshots, or analytics reports in the logistics software

Call us to know more about IOT in warehouse management and logistics optimization.

Digital twin in warehouses

Warehouse indoor social distancing software, inventory tracking, logistics supply chain, anti theft sensors, smart logistics,

Implementing digital in warehouses for supply chain optimization

  • Implement physical distancing in warehouses, logistics yards
  • Locate cargo, pallets, bins & spares inventory items easily.
  • Improve internal efficiency in warehouses
  • Track the movement of pallets and bins within the distribution network
  • Take warehouse inventory count in each zone with 5-meter accuracy
  • Reduce the possibility of theft and mishandling of high-value cargo
  • Digital twin starter kits for 100 – 1000 workforce companies
Physical distancing software for warehouses, logistics yards & workshops 

Lowest cost per inventory tracking solutions with up to 5-meter accuracy, battery life of 10 years, and reporting interval of 10 minutes.

Immensely improves efficiency, locates inventory, cargo, people, and equipment in logistics supply chain workshops, warehouses, and production units.

Helps in improving storage patterns, understand people’s movement to fine-tune workflow. Track forklifts and improve their productivity.

Smart logistics, warehouse inventory tracking with indoor positioning

Industrial IOT solutions can produce rich inventory data from warehouse operations in production, supply chain logistics environment.

Equipped with wireless tags, and anchors that enable data capture and cargo identification down to the pallet level. Here is your waybill number 100212032 – rack # 4, zone 5 and have been there for last 10 days

Imagine the time saved in pickup and drop of high-value cargo in your warehouse.

Think about the savings it would bring by reducing theft and misplacement of consignments transported on behalf of your customers.

Digital twin enabled physical distancing software for warehouses can ensure a continuous flow of information on people movement for safety, inventory locations, truck position, cargo movement, driver information. This factor alone could increase workplace safety, productivity and inventory accuracy, apart from reducing cases of theft and abuse.

Further benefits of implementing internet of things in logistics, warehousing operations include controlling inventory loss, theft and damage prevention, forecasting demand based on historical data, timely detection of load discrepancies, bottleneck identification, workplace safety, environmental conditions, intruder detection, etc.

The industrial internet of things enabled smart logistics software to also enable workflow automation in the warehouse and supply chain logistics industry. The traditional step-by-step approach to filling purchase orders involves capturing requests via logistics software, allocating existing inventory to the orders, and manual picking them up.

Deploying digital twin in warehouses

Although industrial IOT in the warehouse (track and trace, environment, condition monitoring, worker safety, security) is steadily making its way to storage facilities in Singapore, the adoption of connected warehouse systems remains the exception rather than the rule and is mostly driven by the Asia Pacific (APAC) market’s key players. SME companies can benefit much from the adoption of IOT in the warehouse and the government grants can be put to good use here.

In the age of Logistics 4.0, “everything”, visibility in the supply chain is crucial to ensuring that a well-oiled machine. IOT powered social distancing in logistics yards, warehouse management, and control applications offers a whole new way to manage shop floor safety, workflow, administer storage space, equipment, tasks, and material flows.

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Logistics eCommerce store

Selling online in logistics

mining logistics equipment rental software

eCommerce in logistics?

In the post Covid19 new normal, we see that consumer behaviour has changed drastically for the better. Lockdowns have made citizens more aware of health, online purchases have increased beyond expectations, although consumption is limited to essential goods alone. This trend is going to have an impact on freight forwarding & construction logistics companies as well. The writing on the wall is clear. Adopt digital technologies, pivot, or perish.

Managing mining, construction logistics equipment

Logistics equipment rental & eCommerce. We are in the midst of another disruption this time due to the pandemic. Companies globally are trying to get on the digital bandwagon to reach out to customers  and that trend is no different in the logistics eCommerce industry 

The world is moving towards the OPEX model as far as capital expenses are concerned. In the consumer space, companies such as Airbnb, Uber, etc have made their mark in providing high quality, affordable services with the help of digital media technologies. In the mining & construction logistics eCommerce industry, managing rental equipment is a big challenge. Apart from tracking the mining logistics rented machines, the solution should measure utilization and have an alerting mechanism that helps in reducing theft of the equipment. 

eCommerce in the logistics industry
  • Offer logistics & mining equipment on rental
  • Online payment methods such as m-Pesa, Paypal, etc
  • Schedule equipment pickup and delivery slots
  • Customer order fulfilment procedures
  • Tax & statutory compliance
  • Booking of warehouse space online
  • Access to inventory levels in warehouses

In recent times, we are witnessing 3PL operators also providing smart warehousing facilities, whereby customers can utilize the storage facilities on a need basis, thereby eliminating huge expenses on setting up warehouses and related infrastructure. These facilities also have implemented smart logistics for indoor tracking of cargo inventory.  Construction logistics equipment rental made easy. Now it is possible to easily track the location, utilization, movement, working environment and staff information, besides fuel management of trucks

Equipment rental in the mining logistics industry is gaining momentum, thanks to eCommerce software for, companies can hire for short term to eliminate the need to spend on capital equipment, reduce manpower, totally do away with repair and maintenance aspects for specialized equipment such and cranes, forklifts, trailers, etc.

For mining logistics rental companies,  and freight forwarders in Africa, it is important to have integrated software that will provide the following information such as 

  • The current GPS location of the rented equipment for reducing theft
  • The manpower supplied along with rented equipment
  • Measure utilization hours of the rented equipment
  • The operating environment of the logistics equipment rented out
  • The movement of the equipment within the rented premises
  • Information on potential abuse of rented logistics equipment
  • Workshop & Maintenance of equipment
  • Reducing theft of equipment
  • Manage equipment operator training & document uploads

Our mining & construction logistics rental & eCommerce solution includes both hardware and software components that provide an integrated view for improved measurement and control of high-value capital equipment. The browser enabled software has the required functions to track the location and other parameters at intervals of 10 minutes.

managing rental equipment, logistics ecommerce, e-commerce software

Ripples-FMS logistics platform and portal software is used by leading transport logistics companies in the Asia Pacific & Africa region. Our eCommerce solutions for Rwanda is apt for modern logistics companies.

Call us to know how our logistic eCommerce solutions can help in managing rental equipment & improve your rental billing by measure utilization, reducing theft, abuse, and increase the longevity of your capital equipment.

Freight forwarding solutions

Logistics solutions for the new normal 

Freight forwarding software solutions, South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania

Integrated farm to fork logistics, transportation & freight forwarding is among the key business verticals facing uncertainty with many of the macro trends happening in the world right now. The challenges include everything from operational interruptions due to COVID 19, the uncertain state of the global economy, and poor adoption of cost-effective technologies.

Freight business is extremely process-driven and involves immense paperwork. Manual processing of information can slow down the delivery process and leads to costly mistakes and errors. Most freight forwarders use multiple systems for various functions that succeed in a disconnected supply chain resulting in poor business visibility, inventory control, and inefficiencies. Lack of a self-service system for customers often results in poor transparency in transactions and leads to customer dissatisfaction. Configuring the best price quotes and optimizing transportation is another headache that makes freight forwarding more complex.

Freight forwarding software solutions

Successful freight forwarding in expanding globalized markets ensures that goods reach their final destination in a timely and efficient manner. Adopting the right tools such as an integrated freight management system is essential in today’s scenario for seamless forwarder operations and customer experience.

Transportation logistics management

Serving leading logistic companies across Africa and Asia Pacific regions, Ripples FMS offers an integrated logistics control platform to support transportation, warehouse, container, and freight forwarder operations. Designed to benefit companies of all sizes, Ripples-FMS logistics suite ensures hands-on access to operational data, improves communication between client and freight forwarders, improves staff efficiency, and offers seamless integration with third-party systems. 

Features & Benefits of our Freight Forwarding system

Farm to fork Transportation logistics, freight forwarding software South Africa

Here is a snapshot of the Ripples-FMS solution offering to the Freight Forwarders.

Quotation Management

Automatically generate rates for any type of transportation mode and generate & share quotations based on the same. Track the status of quotations and convert to customer orders easily

Transportation Management System

Scheduling, managing, and tracking of pickup & delivery of orders be it local or cross-country, and generate all documentation required.

Warehouse Management system

 Effectively manage warehouse cargo protection, inventory tracking operations by effectively controlling the movement, storage, and inspection of cargo.

Customer Relationship Management

Ripples-FMS customer portal ensures timely communications with customers and offers complete transparency in transactions. We provide integrated logistics CRM solutions to improve customer loyalty.

Cargo & Container tracking

truck monitoring

Ripples FMS equips wireless sensor-based logistics platform which encompasses a logistics eCommerce store, logistics customer portal, warehouse monitoring, farm to fork, to track and monitor cargo/container locations, warehouses & fleet for condition monitoring & environment monitoring within transit and cargo storage.

Shipping documents & clearance

All relevant documents such as a bill of lading, insurance, and waybills relevant to freight operations can be configured and easily shared with authorities for a fast clearance.

Ripples-FMS freight forwarding solutions

To help freight logistics companies to be better positioned for a post COVID19 world, Ripples-FMS offers customer experience and safety solutions like eCommerce portal, Social distancing modules, Smart warehouse systems, Driver apps, Contactless deliveries, and payment integrations. Our dedicated onsite implementation and support team offers farm to fork, transportation logistics software deployment, backed by immaculate implementation and helpdesk support.

Do you wish to automate your freight forwarding business ?? Do reach us for further assistance or to get a free business consultation service for your logistics operations in Africa region

Logistics 4.0

Digital platform for for logistics 4.o

Logistics 4.0, logistics Digital platform development company , inventory tracking, indoor positioning, supply chain visibility.
 
Ecommerce & Customer Portal systems in digital Logistics

Digital logistics platform – The world has changed a lot in the last few months. Transformation, which usually happens in a decade, accelerated in a span of 3 months for the new normal. 

Here are a few e-commerce incorporated business solutions that can be implemented in your logistics company. Advance and Invoice payments Integrating with payment systems like M-Pesa, Razorpay, etc., the e-commerce portal system allows your customers to make advance payments against transportation orders and against pending invoices.

Showcase your logistics Rental equipment

Transportation and logistics company owners who also run the rental business can showcase their rental equipment through the portal. Status of machine availability, day/ hour based pricing calculations, equipment utilization measures, and provisions for extending rental periods can be configured and communicated through the portal. 

Initiate the sale of scrap or old business assets

There are provisions in the logistics portal to initiate the sale of scrap and old assets like old trucks, tires, fuel, and so on. The solution can also offer an online tendering option at a later stage.

Warehouse space booking & tracking

Digital logistics – Your customers can track the warehouse slots available for storage, book the storage spaces, and initiate advance payments. Integrated with smart solutions, the portal also helps to monitor the positioning and environment conditions of products stored. Interconnected operations with third parties.

Logistics portal 

The logistics portal with eCommerce allows for smooth interconnected operations with all the stakeholders like customers, partners, and third parties. The system allows for seamless integration with logistic ERP systems without any hindrance to current systems.

Digital operations in logistics

In the supply chain logistics sector, one of the main challenges is the digitization of the supply chain in order to optimize time, tasks, and investments. In fact, longer distances, shorter lead times, lack of clarity in goods tracking, fluctuating quantities depending on the period, are forcing surface logistics companies to take the shift in logistics 4.0.

However, as this sector is complex because of its numerous actors (producers-platforms-carriers, etc.), some being in the semi and informal sectors, it is not always easy for logistics companies to know where to start: IOT? Artificial intelligence? Drop-shipping? Digital Twin, etc.

Digital platform for logistics

In this article, we focus on intelligent connected objects and the positive impact they can have on the supply chain logistics industries globally. Optimizing the flow of high-value goods, asset tracking, anti-theft equipment, discover how Logistics 4.0 platforms and solutions transform logistics supply chain industries through examples of digitalization.

Goods Tracking in Industry 4.0

For logistics companies, the tracking of high-value goods is a real challenge to know where in the chain the goods are, from their departure from the manufacturing, until delivery to the end customer. For many years, logistics companies have been using Bluetooth tag systems or barcodes, but these technologies need a lot of manual operations. The latter can, therefore, be the cause of shipping delays or errors, not allowing 100% optimization of the time and tasks of the workers.

With Logistics 4,0, however, it is now possible to track inventory goods and production pallets thanks to wireless communication technologies such as Bluetooth Low Energy. 

Our warehouse automation solutions can be offered by logistics companies as a value add to your customers in distribution, manufacturing, etc, whereby the single window logistics services approach could become your competitive advantage.

These digital platforms with wireless communication protocols have detection ranges of up to several hundred meters to cover warehouses of several hundred square meters.

A leading auto manufacturer, for example, has set up a tracking solution for goods (spare parts) based on technological advances including range, battery life, waterproofing, etc. Corridors are equipped with long-range active Bluetooth readers and spare parts are equipped with Bluetooth tags with 10-year battery life.

The pallet trucks are equipped with Bluetooth readers and allow them to know in real-time the position of each pallet truck and the parts taken into account, transported, or deposited. This technology makes it possible to optimize the logistics corridors and thus save the handlers time.

Indoor asset tracking 

Today, several wireless technologies meet this need for indoor locations such as BLE Mesh technology. This can be deployed easily without wiring and ensuring a location accuracy of 5 and 10 meters which is enough to locate logistics equipment.

This unique wireless communication technology allows connected objects to communicate with each other and to put back raw data of positions and movements indoors using a gateway (Dell Edge 3000 as an example), which are then transformed into indoor GPS data using our cloud-enabled inventory tracking tool.

Thanks to this one, it is possible to know in real-time where the different production inventory is positioned, but also to follow their course inside the site. It makes it possible to know their rack position, to ensure reduced time to locate and thus to reduce investments related to the stocking of product inventory. 

Call us to know more about ecommerce, logistics digital platform development for post Covid19 era.

Ensure customer satisfaction

customer portal logistics operational efficiency logistics customer experience logistics cost savings

What does your customer expect in these tough times? Moreover, How well are you equipped in ensuring customer satisfaction in such adverse business conditions? Based on our 3 decades of logistics industry experience, Ripples FMS has understood that the customers desire responsive, engaging and easy-to-use experiences across all touch-points. Logistics customer portal is one such way to create seamless and personalized experiences to ensure your organization meets these modern expectations. In this blog, i want to address how you can achieve logistics cost savings, logistics operational efficiency & enhanced logistics customer experience through an online customer portal.

Logistics Cost Savings

Without a self-portal, customers have to either make frequent calls to your office or in extreme cases may also visit for relevant information on their orders. This is cost incurrence for both the companies as well as the customers. Once you launch the self-help portal and encourage your clients to utilize the services, you will notice a significant reduction in unwanted communications and operational costs. In the future, as the firm grows you can also save the cost of expanding the human resources.

Logistics Operational efficiency

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Through the portal, your customers will have access to your smart logistics network, and they would be able to get details such as the estimated arrival time of raw materials at the destined location. As a result, they can optimize their supply chain to the maximum and plan their production schedules accordingly.

For any business, taking feedback from your customers is important. The customer portal will also act as a CRM tool where your customers can post their feedback and submit any operational or delivery issues. Usually, the issues and feedback from the ground level are hardly reaching the top management as it is not recorded properly. 

Through the portal, issues are raised to your management officials in real-time and subsequent follow-ups can be done without any delay.  This helps to remove any inefficiencies in customer operations and smoothen your workflow. 

Moreover, customers can save a lot of their time searching for important documents  as all their relevant documents will be available in a single platform  

Logistics Customer Experience

Great self-service portals create an option for the customer to take control of their situation, helps them save valuable time and result in a better overall experience. If the self-service portals are well equipped to help customers read through the process, resolve their own questions, and walk away feeling informed the experience is entirely positive and the rate of customer loyalty towards your enterprise is very high. 

The logistics customer portal is an effective medium to enhance transparency in your business. This can be achieved through digital invoicing, real-time tracking of orders, notifications, and alerts at various stages of the transportation process. Since all the rate details are preset and displayed automatically, manipulation chances are less. All the above factors can lead to better customer interaction and subsequently lead to an enhanced experience.

As per studies, nearly 40% of customers now prefer self-service portals over human contact. In the wake of the recent economic downturn, the relevance of such portals has increased many notches higher. Developing and maintaining a self-service portal for your customers can be a lot of work on your own. Ripples FMS logistics customer portal can help you set up one easily and thereby, giving your company invaluable benefits through effective customer engagements. This apart from the efficient customer support you will receive along with.

Talk to our experts today on how you can set up a online customer portal easily…

Supply chain visibility

Warehouse tracking & monitoring 

Supply chain visibility, logistics, inventory, warehouse tracking software solutions

Digital transformation is here to stay and it is no different in the supply chain, logistics, and transport industry in Africa and the Asia Pacific regions. Customers want the best of services at the lowest costs. They want to be empowered with information about the valuable cargo you have been entrusted to transport. Factories and distribution centers need real-time information on cargo movement to feed their production and sales requirements to improve supply chain visibility using warehouse tracking solutions. Welcome to Logistics 2.0 !!   Our next-generation logistics management software enables fleet & cargo tracking tags, 2G & 4G enabled remote tracking of inventory for modernizing supply chain visibility from the seaport to logistics yard and the final delivery destination.  

  • Reduce the costs associated with a truck and consignment claims.
  • Improve efficiency in the logistics yard.
  • Offer logistics self-service portal to your customers
  • Reduce the cost of business back-office operations.
  • Ascertain the location of your trucks and valuable cargo
  • Understand the operating environment under which the goods are transported.

Affordable supply chain visibility solutions

  • Implement just in time inventory management
  • Low cost of maintenance
  • No wiring needed to set up the infrastructure
  • Easy to deploy and commission
inventory Tracking in logistics supply chain visibility

With the advent of wireless Bluetooth mesh sensors that run on batteries for years, Logistics cargo and warehouse tracking technology have now become within the budget reach of small and mid-sized transport, logistics, and supply chain management companies. 

By implementing our warehouse tracking and monitoring technology, supply chain, transport, and logistics companies can provide value-added services to customers to move up the value chain and offer premium services.

  • The battery life of 10 years with hourly transmission
  • Integrated with Ripples-FMS, a cloud-enabled Freight Logistics Software
  • Water, dust, and tamper-proof tracking tags for logistics
  • Track pallets, trolleys, consignments, inward and outward movement of cargo
  • Manage the workflow of trucks and the workforce in the logistics yard.
GSM solutions for supply chain monitoring

2G / 4G SIM-enabled modules now allow cargo / individual pallets loaded inside trucks and containers to be tracked & monitored at a scheduled basis – whether being dispatched by surface transport or ship.

  • Tracking raw materials & finished goods – pallets, prefabricated, etc
  • Easily locate goods inside a warehouse
  • In transit tracking – reducing theft and abuse of cargo
  • Global tracking of goods inside shipping containers
  • Indoor tracking for warehouses, factories
  • Outdoor tracking for logistics yards
  • GPS location for outdoor dispatch monitoring
  • Track the location of pallets within the logistics yard
  • Monitor transit of pallets from the warehouse to distribution & retail centers
  • Use of GSM technology for tracking of fleet and cargo across geographies

Call us to know more about our supply chain visibility solutions for transport logistics providers, third-party logistics, distribution, and warehousing centers in Africa, Asia Pacific, and other regions

Warehouse Inventory tracking

Warehouse inventory tracking, warehouse indoor tracking

Warehouse inventory, productivity & efficiency
 
  • Locate inventory within warehouse with 2.5 metre accuracy
  • Divide warehouse area into multiple zones
  • Analyse time spent in each zones
  • Define key performance matrices based on time spent
  • Improve space utilisation and unloading functions
With the help of low cost Bluetooth sensor tags attached to pallets or cargo loaded inside trucks and stored at warehouses, the tags will ensure and automatic warehouse inventory count and give a report on their presence with 5 metre accuracy using our Indoor inventory tracking kit  The details will be available in our logistics ERP software, which can be a helpful measure to count the stock level at every touch-point – from dispatch to transit and delivery.

Our logistics software will help in reducing wrong shipments and the theft of valuable cargo in developing countries, besides monitoring temperature, humidity and other environmental aspects of valuable cargo. Warehouse inventory tracking solution can help in pallet tracking inside production areas

Monitoring cargo across multiple warehouses

We will install low powered Bluetooth devices at each of your warehouses or transit centers and the gateway to which a Bluetooth tag reports to, indicates which warehouse location the cargo or pallet is associated with.

Grouping of these inventory counts will help in understanding the overall stock position through our logistics software.

This process will save cost in inspection, reduce insurance claims, avoid mishandling of cargo packets,  helps ease inventory counting and, also reduce the efforts involved in warehouse logistics tracking.

Hired Equipment at logistics yards

Monitoring cargo, equipment, and inventory entering leaving the logistics yard based upon whether it is in range of our gateway or not. Sometimes high-value equipment is put to continuous use without proper maintenance, which leads to frequent breakdowns or lack of scheduled repairs and replacement of consumables.

Warehouse Pallet location tracking

Knowing where pallets were dropped off and by which truck or container. The truck will contain a 4G SIM powered gateway device, and when the tag attached to the consignment is ‘lost’ (out of range of the gateway) – the pallet has been dropped off at this delivery location. Or on a worse case, either a pallet is stolen or misplaced in warehouse inventory tracking.

Truck entry and exit in logistics yards

Automatic scanning of pallets loaded onto the truck at the logistics yards is possible through logistics software. Our battery-powered gateway device would be attached to the truck and a Bluetooth tag on each pallet. This can work with owned and hired  / contract trucks without the need for any wiring.

Driver tracking within the yard

Sometimes the driver associated with your truck can be found missing. Tracking of the driver within the logistics yard can help in audit and reporting.

Call us to know more about warehouse inventory tracking in logistics and the logistics ERP versions

Logistics automation software

Optimizing logistics resources


Logistics automation software for fleet, warehouse optimisation

Ripples FMS – An innovative logistics automation and monitoring solution, with integrated smart sensors and data analytics to help improve fleet tracking, yard monitoring, inventory management security and compliance
Our logistics ERP software, devices, and dashboard are ready for quick deployment inside warehouses, trucks, shipment containers, and small cargo pallets. The transmitted or logged data can be monitored with the help of fixed or mobile readers installed on trucks, containers, customer locations or warehouses. We provide the best logistics software in Asia-Pacific, Africa regions.

Logistics Automation: Features & Benefits
  • Information on indoor location, movement of people, material in and out
  • Track movement of forklift between storage bays for people safety
  • Allow suppliers & customers to track the condition of cargo to the endpoint
  • Enable customers to track the location & environment of shipment
  • Auto check-in and check out of trucks and equipment at warehouse
  • SMS alerts on truck arrival/departure status
  • Share relevant information with suppliers, partners
Why Ripples-FMS for logistics automation?
  • Product proven, tried, tested and highly configurable to suit most needs
  • Cost-effective when compared to traditional inventory tracking solutions
  • Absolutely no wiring or infrastructure costs involved.
  • 15+ years of domain knowledge in the supply chain logistics industry
  • Integrating award-winning tracking devices design in Europe
  • Training and implementation services worldwide
  • Data logging platform and IoT sensor device integration
  • 24-hour support worldwide using remote connectivity tools

The logistics automation parameters, generated in real-time will transmit operating parameters that can be accessed from our IoT platform for logistics on a secure server environment – choice of cloud or on-premise model. For e.g, your supplier at the production house or operations can monitor the arrival, departure timings while at dispatch and transit. This helps in improved logistics for long term construction projects

Warehouse and yard monitoring

Integrating the logistics solution in warehousing and logistics yards can also help you share excess capacity information within your business cluster or keeping track of spare parts and high-value inventory at the warehouse.  Monitoring of key equipment such as chillers, storage racks, air quality, visitor tracking, forklift movement alerts, approaching crane alert and regulatory compliance for workplace safety.

Call for more information on our IOT platform enabled  Logistics optimisation and logistics automation tools, fleet tracking solutions and data analytics for warehousing, transportation, logistics & supply chain industries.

Technology in logistics

Outdoor cargo movement & tracking

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2G / 4G Enabled sensor devices for cargo monitoring & tracking

If you’re in the logistics & transportation or import & export business, you know that preparation is crucial for success. The internet age is reshaping the way the transport industry functions; which is a good thing because the industry can benefit from new technology, better efficiency, and transparency. Cargo shipping companies have embraced the technology of the internet of things, whether it is air or sea freight, warehousing, or delivery. Specific applications and 3G / 4G sensor devices are available that enable real-time tracking of the goods being transported, optimization of warehouse capacity, maintenance of assets like vehicles, optimization of routes, better last-mile delivery, and a whole lot more. A full-fledged customer portal is also available for cargo tracking and document handling purposes

Logistics providers who move goods by land, air or sea need quick, real-time information to make decisions that will help them in the timely and safe delivery of their cargo. The use of the IOT platform for logistics is very valuable now, because of its ability to provide precise information, enhanced customer service, information sharing, location tracking and so on.

 

The customer portal module of Ripples-FMS integrates wireless sensor devices for warehouse monitoring and truck cargo tracking. This helps improve the visibility aspects of supply chain logistics.

3G / 4G tracking in Logistics

 

Thanks to the IOT platform software in logistics, those providing these services are seeing a plethora of opportunities being opened up for them. The embedded sensors, connected devices, and analytics capability of the software to provide visibility to operators like never before. This is in every process – from operations to finance, and is allowing them to have new sources of value creation.

With greater visibility, cargo shipping operators will be able to leverage the vast database to make quick, efficient decisions that will help them improve their services and provide much more efficient service to their customers.

It must be understood, however, that transport companies who are looking to include the IOT in logistics are likely to face tactical and technical challenges. Organizations will first need to visualize what business problems of theirs and of their customers, IOT applications can resolve. The vision also needs to address the implications of IoT for the strategic position of the company and the ecosystem relationships.

For this, organizations will first need to understand how the internet of things creates value; basically, IoT is all about creating value to the customer – communicating, combining, analyzing, and using information from actual objects ( in this case, transported goods, vehicles) through other objects ( sensors). Hence, the value created by IoT depends on the flow of such information through this system, so they need to ensure that the info flows seamlessly.

Logistics is basically about moving stuff from Place A to Place B, C or D. The chief service elements of transport and logistics are: the things that move, or goods, and things that do the moving – warehouses, vehicles, and the transport network (air, sea, road etc.) Obviously, the value creation depends on the capacity, effectiveness, dependability, manageability and the cost at which the organization can provide the services of warehousing and transporting.

When you as a cargo shipper are able to provide timely, safe, reliable and efficient service to your customer, it is when you provide value. As of now, IoT based tracking solutions help transport and logistics providers do just that, and even improve on these services. Internet age logistics applications can also help monitor the environment, detect threats, trace the location and condition of the products in transit and so on, improving customer service like never before.

Logistics customer portal for self-service

Thus, by increasing visibility substantially, enabling customer self-service and decreasing network complexity, companies are able to provide much better service, cut costs, minimize damage and loss, and eventually increase revenues.

What will the coming years bring – More facilities or challenges? Let’s wait and watch. As of now, there is no doubt the internet of things is completely revolutionizing the cargo shipping industry with the help of Bluetooth sensors, Cellular IOT, and logistics customer portal.