Our IoT Connectivity experts found an interesting piece on The World Economic Forum’s website 5 ways the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the supply chain which reports that:
“The worldwide supply chain continues to be affected by challenges relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, including delays and disruption.
Many chief executives now identify supply chain turmoil as the greatest threat to their companies' growth and their countries' economies - greater than the pandemic, labour shortages, geopolitical instability, war and domestic conflict.
Organizations need to reimagine and manage their supply chain differently to ensure business continuity and growth for the future”.
The piece says that global manufacturer Clorox is “one of many companies taking action…by… investing $500 million in upgrading its digital capabilities, citing the need for real-time visibility and better demand planning”.
Telecom26, IoT Connectivity and Global Supply Chains
The need for companies with supply chains to invest in digital infrastructure is addressed in a white paper written recently by Telecom26’s team of IoT Connectivity experts “IoT User Cases for the Supply Chain: Managing and tracking deliveries, end-to-end”.
In it our IoT Connectivity experts discuss how and why IoT is now essential for global supply chains that span multiple countries on-land, on-sea, in the air, underground.
Throughout a journey, data needs to be collected from onboard sensors and monitors, as well as operational systems and from devices that are used to track goods, packages and containers. Some of this data is critical, whilst some is less time-sensitive.
In order to ensure that the right information can be collected, at the right time, connectivity to remote networks and systems is required.
That sounds easy – just use mobile or satellite connections. In practice, this can be a significant challenge. For one thing, satellite is expensive. For another, there are – literally – hundreds of mobile network operators with networks of varying quality.
Telecom26’s Global Roaming Service
Telecom26 is a mobile service provider and a maritime mobile operator and offers always-available voice and data connectivity for vehicles of all shapes and sizes with the ability to connect to any available network.
Whether it’s a ship travelling from China to Europe laden with containers, or truck driving through South America, for vehicles travelling across borders our Global Roaming Service is all that’s needed to stay connected.
Just one of our Global SIMs will connect to our Global Roaming Service which provides seamless coverage across 1100+ cellular networks from over 650+ unique mobile operators in more than 200+ countries & territories.
Not all networks are equally available – some offer better coverage in some locations than others. And, every country has its own range of terrestrial network operators. This means that, as any vehicle moves within and between countries, different networks become available.
Telecom26 enables devices and routers to hop between different networks with ease – and benefit from the bundle pricing we offer. This means there’s no need to worry about the hidden costs of global roaming.
To learn more about our Global Roaming Service and Global SIM cards, please visit our IoT Connectivity for logistics and the supply chain pages.
To learn more about how Telecom26 can help improve efficiencies within your supply chain by using IoT Connectivity, eSIMs and our global mobile network, please contact us.
And, of course, we’ll be at the next global must-attend event of the year, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona 28 Feb - 3 March in Hall 7, Stand G10 if you’d like to meet up in-person, please contact us.