6D Intelligent Asset and Inventory Management System™ ('6D-IMS™')
6D first deployed intelligent asset and inventory management in 2004. The types of products that have been tracked and managed using IoT technologies (e.g. RFID, GPS tracking devices, bin-scales, barcodes, bluetooth, and more) includes:
- Perishable products
- Equipment and machines
- Logistics equipment
- Tractors and trailers
- Refrigerated sea containers
- Trash cans
- and more
6D understands 'n' tiers of nested asset hierarchies and locations. 6D is ideal for use in transportation, distribution, and logistics operations. In fact, tracking shipments of products internationally with an understanding of what assets are where and who is responsible for them at any time across networked value chains is a solution we have had in production for years.
6D provides full accountability for tracking and tracing products from source to destination and even consumption. Not only are the tracking events and sensor data recorded and used for real-time environmental management and security of a shipment but all associated paperwork and data is used to provide a comprehensive envelope of information about the shipment and all products in that shipment.
6D-IMS™ Powered Self-Service Industrial Kiosks
VI Agents enabled one of its partners to bring to market several machines focused on self-service industrial kiosks using trailers, sea containers, and other fabricated enclosures and machines. These machines are deployed on construction sites, at various manufacturing locations or processing plants, or in the field wherever tools, parts, and inventory consumables need to be available to clients, field personnel, and partners.
A variety of IoT Technologies were incorporated into the solution. But the solution is more complicated than that. The biggest challenges in this project were to handle all the exceptions associated with human behavior in order to make the machines simple to use and resilient to unusual and unexpected behavior by the users. This is a testament to the skills of our professional services team, 6D, and our partner's insights into how users could behave.
Industrial Self-Service Kiosks and Portals
6D - Inventory Management System with 6D IMS-HH™