Use Scenario: In-Field Agriculture

A company in the highly competitive agricultural industry is grappling with cost and efficiency issues involving the use of its returnable/reusable containers.

Having visibility of these containers throughout the agricultural process is essential to controlling costs ensuring efficiency of operations.

Having visibility of these containers throughout the agricultural process is essential to controlling costs ensuring efficiency of operations.

Roambee offers a solution that enable companies to monitor a range of information about its essential equipment including location of containers, the process workflow, and cycle time.

Roambee offers a solution that enable companies to monitor a range of information about its essential equipment including location of containers, the process workflow, and cycle time.

On-Demand Monitoring of Returnable/Reusable Containers


The Need: Real-time visibility of all containers in all facilities, in-field, and in-transit between facilities.

A company in the highly competitive agricultural industry is grappling with cost and efficiency issues involving the use of its returnable/reusable containers. They asked Roambee to propose a solution to help them gain visibility into the location and use of their equipment.

Growers and processors have been leveraging returnable/reusable containers increasingly over the past 25 years. They use both steel and plastic containers in a range of sizes and shapes. Plastic containers are increasingly popular because of their weight, strength, airflow, ease of care, and flexibility in design. The companies are discovering that having visibility of these containers throughout the process is essential to controlling costs ensuring efficiency of operations.

Roambee offers a solution that will enable this company to monitor a range of information about its essential equipment. This includes location of containers, the temperature, the process workflow, and cycle time. The Roambee solution includes long-lasting and reliable beacons and rechargeable devices that send date to the cloud. A solution can use Bluetooth readers for processing plant and distribution center environments and GPS and cellular triangulation for in-transit deployments.

The company will be able to access visibility data and receive alerts using a "zero-configure" cloud service that provides real-time visibility of all equipment and staff in all facilities. Roambee alerts can make them aware of any equipment that can no longer be seen by the system. 

The result will be real-time visibility of all containers in all facilities, in-field, and in-transit between facilities. This critical asset-monitoring information will be accessible on an easy-to-use dashboard interface using tablets, smartphones, and computers. In addition, all information is easily integrated with existing systems using APIs and webhooks.  

With the Roambee solution in place, the customer will have location awareness of containers, the reduction of excess containers due to lack of visibility, automated inventory audits, missing container reports by type and customer, increased security, container movement history, and system cycle analytics. The company will be able to use the Roambee asset-monitoring solution on a per-asset fee basis, without making any upfront investment in equipment or software.

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Roambee delivers global, on-demand, real-time visibility tracking and conditioning monitoring for goods and assets in-transit and in-field.  Contact us today and see how Roambee can improve operational efficiencies, mitigate risk, and deliver measureable ROI for you.

Founded in 2013, the Roambee team has decades of distribution & logistics domain experience including multi-code barcode, RFID, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, GSM Enterprise application integration, cloud application development experience in multi-national corporations and other successful start-ups.

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