Supply Chain Management

Use Case

Supply Chain Management through transparency for logistics

Supply chain and logistics focused organizations face ongoing pressures to become more efficient, while at the same time, needing to be highly responsive and knowledgeable to customers with inquiries.

A key challenge is the difficulty in gaining visibility to the precise location and condition of shipped assets. Firms can easily see if an asset left a warehouse, but may not be able to pinpoint where the item is within it’s shipping route.

Where temperature requirements are necessary, there are high costs related to rejected or returned shipments. Stronger monitoring and response capabilities are needed to reduce risk of spoiled shipments, while not slowing down the logistics process with extra paper trails.

Supported Industries

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Improving transparency within the supply chain is imperative for increased efficiency. 

This solution use case, provided by Sigfox on the MindSphere® platform, enables better supply chain management through transparency in logistics.

With connected sensors in place, shipments are tracked continuously in real-time. Integrated temperature monitoring enables an audit trail that supports temperature control requirements for a variety of shipped assets.

Automated alert capability enables quick correction if temperatures shift outside of acceptable thresholds, while geo-fence based alerts allow shipping and receiving centers to be responsive to arriving shipments, improving efficiency of goods being transferred. This process optimization improves acceptance rates of shipments along with reducing manual paperwork when audits are required. 


  • Location system that continuously monitors assets throughout the supply chain.
  • Alert capability based on geo-fencing or temperatue thresholds being exceeded.
  • Bidirectional communication ability to reduce or shut off flow remotely.
  • IoT Integration with MindSphre, mobile device platforms for alerts, related customer data.


  • Transparency along transportation chain to avoid mishandling of goods.
  • Regulatory compliance and audit trails for shipped goods (eg. Temperature compliance).
  • Optimization of logistic processes and flow.
  • Reduce rejection of shipments due to mishandling or poor temperature conditions. 

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sigfox Professional Services

Sigfox offers a range of professional services to deploy this solution, depending on your needs, and accelerate your digital transformation. Services may include consulting,  implementation, integration, customization and training.


MindAccess IoT Value Plan and MindServices

MindAccess™ IoT Value Plan connects your assets and uses MindSphere applications to leverage your data.

MindService® offers training and professional services to support the development and implementation of your MindSphere solution.

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