CalAmp, a provider of technology systems to transform the mobile connected economy, is partnering with Pallet Alliance, an innovator in holistic pallet management programs. This partnership will allow multi-site manufacturing companies to leverage IntelliPallet, the industry's first turnkey, IoT-enabled platform, and supply chain-managed service integrated with wooden pallets. Employing CalAmp iOn Tags, gateways and the CalAmp Telematics Cloud (CTC), multinational enterprises challenged with managing hundreds of thousands of pallets will be able to integrate this subscriber-based telematics system designed to enable more sustainable, secure, and efficient tracking of shipments and assets.
By integrating CalAmp's iOn Tags with wooden pallets, enterprises should be able to access location and environmental data on assets in transit all over the world from the point of pack to the final destination via a CalAmp telematics gateway and the CTC. Pallet Alliance and CalAmp aim to increase global supply chain visibility, eliminate tracking blind spots, and reduce the potential for theft while also minimizing spoilage as products travel across sea, land, and air.
"Not only will our iOn Tags and gateways help corporations monitor shipment departures and arrivals, but access to our CTC information dashboard will also provide environmental conditions and data analyses to ensure optimal shipment control," says Jeff Newman, Vice President of supply chain visibility systems at CalAmp. "Smart pallets enable more efficient business operations that help maintain product quality and maximize revenue potential."
The IntelliPallet system employs CalAmp telematics technology and AT&T mobile connectivity in order to enable Pallet Alliance to provide a range of pallet tracking options that are designed to deliver precise in-transit data for point-to-point traceability and monitoring for warehouses, manufacturing facilities, retail distribution points, and shipping routes. Developed through extensive laboratory and field testing as well as proven through more than a year of real-world use, the patent-pending integration is made to be virtually undetectable when installed.
Pallet Alliance's success integrating CalAmp's advanced telematics technology with wooden lessens the need to convert to alternate materials. Wooden pallets are made to be significantly more economical and sustainable than engineered alternatives, and can be easily configured for specific customer requirements, according to the companies in partnership. With Pallet Alliance and CalAmp's IntelliPallet platform service, monitoring compliance, handling, and environmental changes are meant to be more effectively managed by making more informed decisions based on real-time supply chain insights.