IBM and Sigfox launched the “Track&Trace” solution for the digitalization of package (container) tracking between suppliers and assembly plants within Groupe PSA. This solution, based on IBM’s cloud-based Internet of Things technologies and Sigfox’ international “0G” network allows Groupe PSA to optimize container rotation between the various PSA supplier sites and factories.
With “Track&Trace” and IBM Watson IoT solution, Groupe PSA tracks its sensor-equipped containers in real time through Sigfox’ network. The solution, easy to deploy, offers simple and efficient services to reduce production line breakdowns and eliminate packaging waste in order to prevent incidents. It is currently being deployed at several sites of the group.
The solution was developed by IBM services to be integrated into the industrial environment, from the sensor’s adaptation (size, 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.
Sigfox is the inventor of the 0G network and the world’s leading IoT (Internet of Things) service provider. Its global network allows billions of devices to connect to the Internet, in a straightforward way, while consuming as little energy as possible.