Capitalize on Market Demand with Managed Logistics
Logistics as a Service
Accelerate provisioning times, reduce downtime, and maximize the future interoperability of your network assets. IoT Logistics as a Service (LaaS) enables businesses to meet IoT-specific demands of fast-changing certifications, multi-vendor compatibility, and safeguarding against electrostatic discharge (ESD) that can destroy network components.
IoT Supply Chain
Simplify inventory acquisition:
- Sourcing services.
- Lead time management.
- Product receiving and inspection.
- Inventory allocation.
- IoT product roadmaps and EOL notifications.
Grow your customer base without adding new staff. You get ready-to-go products delivered to your doorstep. Increase your flexibility and adaptability to respond more rapidly to market demand. Scale quickly and safely.
Lead Time Management
Semiconductor shortages, severe weather events, and personnel issues all have real world impacts on the supply chain. It requires effort and expertise to manage suppliers, abide by constantly changing compliance regulations, and avoid items falling through the cracks. Add reliable information and value-add insights about production schedules and lead time fluctuations. Get advance notice of price increases and other contributors to your bottom line. Benefit from better information, so you can make informed decisions.
IoT Product Roadmaps
When deploying products to your infrastructure, it is critical evaluate the long-term viability of products and their roadmaps. The risk of buying new products that are near end-of-life (EOL) is real and consequential. An early product acquisition decision can result in an expensive surprise — that newly deployed infrastructure must be replaced in part or in whole. This severe scenario occurs frequently.
We continuously monitor product roadmaps and alert our customers to acquisition risks to their infrastructures. With CoreM2M, you reduce your financial risk, effort, and security exposure through insight and informed decision-making.
We work on your behalf to control costs, ensure product delivery, and reduce uncertainty. Through our sourcing services, we manage relationships with manufacturers who provide hardware, software, and peripheral components that complete your IoT solution. We deliver experienced vendor management; evaluating new vendors and managing existing vendors. We hold them accountable to your needs.
It’s a delicate balance between managing inventory forecasts versus actual demand. Many companies struggle with “just in time” models and supply-based economics during periods of component scarcity. While most businesses attempt to avoid excess inventory, the alternative is long lead times and missed opportunities. We partner with your sales teams to match lead times with forecasts and allocate stock to scheduled orders.
IoT solutions are installed where real life is happening. Devices deployed outdoors, in the elements, or in public locations often require rugged accessories. We remove the challenges of sourcing, tracking, and receiving these items for our clients. When your bill of materials (BOM) requires peripherals such as enclosures, mounting brackets, DIN rails, DIN clips, cables, antennas, power supplies, and sensors, we combine them with your networking hardware in a kit that empowers you to deliver quickly.
3rd Party Logistics (3PL)
Remote work isn’t an option when physical goods need to be delivered from a distribution center to your customers. At a time when it's harder than ever to retain staff, outsourcing with professionals who specialize in logistics for IoT makes a lot of sense.
Hardware businesses carry expensive warehousing and operational costs. Our partners leverage us as a full service provider. They capture the benefit of outsourced warehousing, operations, and close staffing gaps — saving money and streamlining productivity. We manage international and domestic shipping and receiving, product inspections, packaging, and warehousing for our customers’ IoT hardware.