IoT Disruption––From RFID To Sensor Technology
Inventory tracking and management systems have long been tied to RFID tags, barcodes, readers, or even manual entry through spreadsheets or pencil and paper. “Spotty coverage and non-existent location fingerprint and condition data make legacy solutions fall short of the expectations of today’s supply chain environments.” The main issue with lack of continuous monitoring is that it creates scenarios for inventory to go missing or not being tracked to its full potential. In both cases, there is an opportunity for greater operational efficiency.
In a period of rapid technological innovation and increasing pressure to reduce bottom line waste, the time is ripe for a more agile system.
Cloudleaf was born at the convergence of several market factors: increase in IoT technological advances, including battery power for sensor technology; lower cost of sensor tags; robust shifts in cloud communication systems; and greater familiarity with digital application use.
Cloudleaf offers Sensor Fabric™, a mesh of intelligent IoT sensors, endpoints, gateways, and cloud technologies. Our Sensor Fabric provides continuous real-time visibility into your supply chain. The Cloudleaf Gateway collects payloads from sensor tags and creates a secure stream messaging channel to the cloud. The sensor tags send location and contextual condition data (such as temperature, shock, vibration) to the gateway. This allows you to view real time metrics and view your asset inventory and condition not only at each site, but throughout the entire value chain. The Cloudleaf Sensor Fabric is highly extensible and tailed to fit your individual business needs, where previously cost-prohibitive options are now affordable, scalable solutions.