Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

CalAmp smart sensors deliver granular visibility

Steve Rogerson
May 10, 2017
IoT enablement company CalAmp’s iOn Tag smart sensors deliver granular visibility into product temperature, humidity, light, shock and movement at the package and pallet-level as shipments travel through the global supply chain.
Today, businesses can face loss of customer loyalty and brand value and risk non-compliance with regulatory mandates without detailed visibility into their supply chain operations. This is especially difficult for sensitive shipments consisting of perishable food and pharmaceutical products that must endure global transit and maintain critical levels of freshness and quality.
With the California company’s iOn Tags and iOn Trak devices, businesses gain detailed insights into the conditions that can affect product quality, including total elapsed transit time and other environmental variables, to help ensure integrity of goods. With on-demand and custom alerts, shipments can be closely tracked and monitored as they move through the supply chain to maintain supply chain governance and regulatory compliance.
The tags are smart sensors that provide product verification through the firm’s SCI supply chain integrity system, a product visibility method for any enterprise looking to secure goods in transit and improve supply chain performance. With iOn Tags and iOn Trak devices directly linked to the SCiOn command portal, users can follow products throughout transit to the end destination and assess whether potential risk situations have occurred or should be investigated.
"Our goal with iOn Tag smart sensors integrated with CalAmp's SCI system is to increase the visibility and reliability of data relating to pallet-level temperature, quality and time," said Paul Washicko, general manager of CalAmp's SaaS business. "We're leveraging IoT technology to help improve overall supply chain integrity by keeping all shipments on track and cold chain products fresh, compliant and within regulatory standards."