Supply Chain Asset Outdoor Localization
Precision Location Tracking for Assets, Outdoor Storage Crates, and Parts Stored Before Shipping
What is Outdoor Localization for Supply Chain?
Much like tracking assets indoors, Outdoor Localization is the process used when you need to track, inventory and store assets and finished goods or materials that are kept outdoors.
Outdoor localization allows you to quickly find and process any items stored outdoors, and the IoT technology used in an outdoor application may be different than that used indoors.
How Does Implementing Outdoor Localization Impact Your Supply Chain Operations?
Basic asset management or asset tracking typically only includes tracking the asset as it moves through key production choke points or other inbound and outbound shipping activities. This provides point-in-time transactional information that is used to validate process and location, but not the activity between those transactions.
Outdoor localization ensures that you have exact location information when traditional asset management solutions may not work in outdoor environments
Implementing a localization solution is critical when you end up misplacing materials, need to track time spent in a zone, or ensure that the proper tools and machines are where they need to be.
Surgere Solutions for Outdoor Localization
Outdoor Localization solutions can be deployed using multiple IoT technologies. RFID and GPS or Cellular (4G and 5G) are the most common solutions, with RFID solutions integrating with GPS pinpoints to track the asset and the location as a paired set of data.
Bluetooth (BLE) options for localization also exist and are ideal when the assets are high-value or you need a solution that uses a flexible outdoor infrastructure.
Surgere’s engineering team will review your facility, operational needs, and assets that you need to track in order to recommend a solution that works in a single facility or across many facilities in your network.
During installation, all hardware and tags or sensors will be fine-tuned to ensure 99.9% data accuracy in your yard or storage area.
Using Interius, our SaaS toolset, you can access that location data any time, on any device. Interius also allows you to configure alerts and notifications so you have the latest information, at a glance.
Interius Outdoor Localization Benefits
- Real-time location information provides certainty and proper planning
- Quickly locate your assets within inches, minimizing labor time and allowing you to focus on critical process needs – no more door swinging
- Alerts for any exceptions or unplanned activity
- Track raw materials, containers, pallets, racks, or machinery