Wiliot announced the Wiliot Reusable Transport Item (RTI) solution, built on the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) platform, for intelligent farm-to-store supply chains.
“We are excited to be working with Shufersal, who have led the way in shining a light on the supply chain, from farm to store and beyond,” says Ohad Perry, Wiliot’s director responsible for supply chain solutions. “The Wiliot RTI solution puts the power of the Internet of Trillions into many more hands. By delivering intelligence in a turnkey solution, we’re helping many different businesses—from grocery stores to pharmaceutical companies—cut the size of their pallet pools while avoiding shortages and at the same time optimizing the shelf life and traceability of the contents of the crates. In a world where supply chains are under enormous stress, cloud intelligence is bringing visibility to crates and their contents to help mitigate many of the issues that are impacting successful operations.”
- The new Wiliot RTI solution features the company’s IoT Pixels that can durably attach to ordinary plastic crates and make them smart using Wiliot cloud services. This allows businesses to continuously track their reusable shipping assets and the contents within.
- The IoT Pixels built into the RTI solution’s plastic crate are self-powered, postage stamp-sized computers that communicate wirelessly with the Wiliot cloud and can sense a range of physical and environment conditions, such as temperature, location changes, as well as if the crate is full or empty.
“The Wiliot RTI solution enables a truly circular economy because now all reusable transport items can continuously communicate their status,” adds Perry. “Businesses can track inventory with precision, monitor shipping and delivery, preserve freshness, extend shelf life and dramatically reduce waste.”