We have a particularly strong program scheduled for the M2M Evolution Conference coming up in Miami, Jan. 29 to Feb. 1. ILS Technologies is doing a preconference leading up to the Battle of the Platforms event, which is going to have a more diverse participation. James Brehm, Mike Sapien and I will be the judges.
For M2M Evolution we are focused on the impact of M2M on businesses in general from supply chains to facilities and almost everything in between. In particular, I want to call out the case studies. The first is Spireon’s discussion about Coca Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated’s [CCBCC] use of Spireon’s FleetLocate.
In the case of the “Coke Consolidated” the issue was reducing the idle time of trailers. Typically the company’s daily inventory showed it had over 100 trailers idle. Their goal was to keep the trailers in use by knowing their locations in real time. Another key ingredient was to manage loads and make distribution more efficient.
The ROI was easily found in the fact that Coke Consolidated was able to stop leasing additional trailers. They also learned how to manage their trailers loads to the point of reducing the less than load trips, while at the same time geo-fencing the trailers to improve maintenance.
The other case study that will be discussed is from Aeris, which will focus on device management. This is getting to be a critical issue as carriers worldwide are announcing the end of life plans for 2G and even 3G solutions... Read More