Turn ordinary equipment into powerful data-generating tools.
Losing track of transport packaging assets can disrupt a facility’s daily production schedule and result in significant costs. With SMART Asset Tracking software, you can receive real-time transmissions from each rack, bin or pallet your company owns, ships or stores. SMART’s highly efficient technology platform makes real-time management of often-overlooked transport packaging assets easy and cost effective.

SMART Asset Tracking connectivity and software generates actionable information to:

Pinpoint the location of product handling assets.

Monitor asset inventory to ensure it supports daily production schedule.

Verify product handling assets are properly maintained and ready for use.

SMART lets you track any type of reusable transport packaging.
Our technology is designed to monitor reusable transport packaging assets for virtually any manufacturing application, and industries ranging from construction to food and beverage, oil & gas, automotive, electronics and more.

Racks

Containers

Bins

Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs)

Pallets

Specialized
Packaging

Always on connectivity.
Unlike other industrial IoT systems, SMART makes monitoring material handling assets practical with affordable equipment, and an architecture that uses power and data highly efficiently. The key is Multiple Mode Processing–a proprietary hybrid of cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies. Our SMART Tags optimize to the least power and data intensive communication mode in real-time, driving down monitoring costs while enabling continuous contact in any environment, even while in transit.

Power savings: SMART Tags have a multi-year battery life in an ultra-compact form factor.

Data savings: 95% lower data usage versus pure cellular solutions.

Seamless Coverage: Maintains connection on the road and inside your facility.

Actionable analytics at your fingertips.
The SMART View analytics portal integrates all data generated by our tags into a configurable dashboard allowing personnel to monitor and optimize supply chain operations. You’ll be able to actively manage your transport packaging equipment, and the valuable inventory being carried, driving productivity and cost savings.


Track the locations of shipping materials in real-time, or on an exportable list.

Use historical data to forecast when a backhaul is needed to ensure there’s sufficient inventory for production.

Control the safety and service life of your assets.

Reusable transport packaging materials need regular maintenance to ensure the quality of your inventory, and safety of the personnel handling it. SMART’s system can provide visibility into the history and condition of every asset.

See equipment use cycles, failures and service history.

Manage routine tasks like cleaning and preventative maintenance.

Schedule repair work orders and maximize up time.
Representative Use Case:
Disappearing Construction Materials Racks

A $3B construction materials producer uses steel and aluminum racks to ship its goods to distributors and job sites. Once at their destination, the product is removed and the racks are sent back to the manufacturer shortly thereafter. All too often, however, the racks are repurposed to store other manufacturers’ products, are sent back to the wrong manufacturer, or get stashed in a corner where it is out of the way, never to return to its rightful owner. Rack owners usually have staff throughout the organization tasked to recover racks, but without timely location data this effort is inefficient and often unsuccessful. This particular manufacturer estimates that they lose over 5% of their racks each year; a loss surpassing $20M annually. Worse, their production schedule is regularly disrupted by not having enough of the right type of rack on hand.

Construction is a complex business with constantly shrinking timelines. Keeping track of materials, tools and people is difficult and a vendor’s reusable rack is often low on the priority list. The problem is that the rack owner, who cares deeply about their $1000 asset, is dependent on their customer’s people on site to keep track of their racks and dutifully return them. Not any more.

SMART’s asset tracking & management system, SMART Track, shines light on the location of assets like racks. By attaching a SMART Tag wireless device, the rack owner knows exactly where its racks are. They know who to call to get them back and hold their partners accountable if they don’t do their part in the rack ecosystem. SMART Track knows the location of the company’s shipping racks, and enables them to effectively control that inventory whether inside their own facilities, in transit or in the field.

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