*Aims to Maximize Protection of Refrigerated Cargo
*Enhances real-time visibility, load security and asset utilization across Lidl’s supply chain
Global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, ORBCOMM Inc. has been selected by Lidl UK, one of Europe’s leading food retailers, to provide its temperature monitoring solution across their extensive 3PL transport network of 400-plus refrigerated trucks and trailers.
ORBCOMM is providing Lidl UK with a comprehensive cold chain solution, including state-of-the-art hardware, connectivity, device management and seamless data integration into third-party transport management systems for efficient fleet management. ORBCOMM’s automatic temperature detection systems monitor Lidl UK’s cargo and set variations and tolerances utilizing multiple temperature sensors to ensure the quality and integrity of refrigerated loads from origin to destination. ORBCOMM’s solution also includes intelligent, configurable alarms that report out-of-range conditions, including hardware malfunctions, major temperature variations from set points, rapid fuel loss, arrivals/departures from geofences, and more. In addition, ORBCOMM helps Lidl UK improve load security through external door sensors that fit all types of refrigerated trailers and vehicles and provide alerts via SMS or email on door open or close events.
“ORBCOMM is pleased to support Lidl UK, one of the largest supermarket chains in Europe, in leveraging our advanced cold chain technology to ensure transparency throughout their refrigerated truck and trailer distribution network,” said Marc Eisenberg, Chief Executive Officer of ORBCOMM Inc. “By providing insight, alerts and systems integration, ORBCOMM is helping Lidl UK to gain real-time visibility and control of their refrigerated transport assets, while reducing operational risk, ensuring regulatory compliance and improving customer service.”