Nexxiot’s Cargo Monitor, a revolutionary IoT sensor device that delivers unbeatable connectivity and data performance in a compact, easy-to-use design, has been chosen by NTT DATA to provide monitoring and tracking of shipping containers for the Connected Product solution. NTT DATA plans to deploy more than 600,000 Nexxiot’s Cargo Monitor devices over the next five years.
“Nexxiot is pleased to partner with NTT DATA on their groundbreaking Connected Product solution,” said Stefan Kalmund, CEO of Nexxiot.
The sky’s the limit
“By connecting real-time monitoring with automated cargo insurance payments, this initiative clearly demonstrates yet another benefit of the TradeTech revolution. The digitalisation of cargo not only creates enhanced visibility and transparency; the sky is the limit in terms of the value Nexxiot’s IoT technology can create for all players in the global value network.”
As the global value chain becomes increasingly complex and is threatened by numerous sources of disruption, cargo losses due to inadequate shipping conditions are a growing problem. Pinpointing the cause of damages to cargo in transit is almost impossible without real-time data on the location, status, and environmental conditions of goods in transit.
NTT DATA and SAP’s Connected Product, powered by SAP® Business Network for Logistics, seeks to solve this challenge by connecting the solution to IoT devices to monitor fragile and environmentally sensitive cargo.
Variables that can affect a shipment
Nexxiot has been chosen by NTT DATA as the preferred IoT solution provider for Connected Product. By enabling end-to-end, real-time monitoring of transportation conditions, the Nexxiot Cargo Monitor tracks variables that could affect a shipment.
The collected data can be configured through Connected Product to automatically trigger and execute insurance policies if goods are not transported under certain pre-defined conditions.
“Our shared vision is to create a new era of digitally connected value chain solutions,” said Xavier Rovira, global head of SAP Unit at NTT DATA EMEA, NTT DATA.
“Nexxiot’s Cargo Monitor devices are a critical piece of our effort to increase visibility, reduce supply chain disruptions and support a smarter and more sustainable world.”