GPS Tracking for Stillage Cages and Trolleys: Enhancing Logistics Efficiency

February 05 2024

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The efficient management of stillage cages and trolleys is fundamental in the transport and logistics sector. These indispensable tools are essential to maintaining the rhythm of seamless operations in the movement and storage of goods. However, their management and tracking present unique challenges that can disrupt the harmony of logistical workflows.

In this blog, we look into stillage cages and trolleys in detail, exploring their role in the industry and how the innovative solutions offered by Digital Matter are streamlining their management. This technological leap addresses the traditional challenges whilst also opening new avenues for efficiency, cost reduction, and enhanced asset control.

What is a Stillage Cage and Trolley and Their Importance in Logistics, Supply Chain, and Transportation?

Stillage cages and trolleys are essential tools in the logistics and supply chain sectors. A stillage cage is a container, often made of metal, used for storing and transporting goods securely, while trolleys provide an easy means to move these cages around warehouses, production areas, and loading docks. They are vital for the safe, efficient, and organized handling of goods, ensuring products are moved and stored in a way that minimizes damage and loss.

Challenges for Companies to Track and Monitor Their Stillage Cages and Trolleys

Despite their importance, tracking and monitoring stillage cages and trolleys present significant challenges:

  • Human Error: Manual tracking methods are prone to errors. Misplaced or inaccurately logged cages and trolleys can lead to operational delays and inventory mismatches.
  • Lack of Visibility: Companies often lack visibility into the location and status of these assets, which can lead to inefficiencies and increased operational costs.

How Incorporating an IoT Tracking System Can Be of Benefit

Implementing an IoT tracking system offers countless benefits, addressing the challenges head-on:

  • Reduced Risks: GPS tracking minimizes the risk of loss and theft of stillage cages and trolleys, safeguarding the valuable assets they carry.
  • Cost-Efficient: By reducing losses and improving asset utilization, companies can save significant costs associated with misplaced or underutilized equipment.
  • Optimize Operations: Real-time visibility into asset location and usage helps streamline operations, making them more efficient and responsive.
  • Scheduled Maintenance: Tracking usage and wear can inform maintenance schedules, ensuring the longevity and reliability of these assets.

Digital Matter’s Battery-Powered Options

Digital Matter is leading the way with innovative GPS asset tracking specifically designed for stillage cages and trolleys:

  • Battery-Powered Flexibility: Our battery-powered trackers are easily attached to cages and trolleys, providing a hassle-free installation process and the flexibility to track assets without the need for a constant power source.
  • Indoor/Outdoor Location: Several of our devices support both indoor and outdoor locations for tracking assets as they move through different environments
  • Long-Lasting and Durable: Designed for the demanding environments of logistics and supply chain operations, these trackers are built to last and require minimal maintenance.
  • Advanced IoT Capabilities: With features like geofencing, movement alerts, and usage reporting, our tracking systems offer advanced capabilities to monitor and manage these assets effectively.

The integration of GPS tracking for stillage cages and trolleys is a game-changer in the logistics and supply chain sectors. It’s an investment that pays dividends in the form of reduced risks, increased efficiency, cost savings, and better asset management. Digital Matter’s innovative, long life battery-powered GPS trackers are the perfect solution for companies looking to gain a competitive edge in their operations. With these advanced IoT solutions, managing stillage cages and trolleys becomes a streamlined, data-driven process that drives operational excellence and supports the bottom line.

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