Track&Trace is an innovative solution for the digitalisation of container tracking between suppliers and assembly plants. Combining the power of IBM’s cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) technology and the Sigfox global 0G network, PSA Group can optimize container rotation along its supply chain.
PSA Groups’ containers equipped with IBM Watson IoT sensors can be monitored in real-time as they traverse the Sigfox network. The solution is simple to deploy and results in greatly improved productivity. Production line inefficiencies and packaging waste are significantly reduced helping to prevent incidents of a detrimental nature. The Track&Trace solution is being deployed at several PSA group sites.
The solution was developed by IBM services in collaboration with Sigfox and PSA Group to be integrated into the industrial environment, from the sensor’s adaptation (form, fixing, constraints…) to the deployment of an “As A Service” container solution. Already integrating IBM’s analytical services, it will be able to develop and evolve in line with business needs and new logistic uses, through Artificial Intelligence and technology sharing within Blockchain ecosystems.
IBM, Sigfox and Groupe PSA plan to offer this platform to other European manufacturers from 2019.