Irish Mail Company An Post Revolutionize Their Supply Chain

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Irish Mail Company An Post Revolutionize Their Supply Chain

Irelands leading mails, parcels and e-commerce logistics company An Post, has contracted VT-IoT, the operator of Ireland’s Sigfox 0G network to enhance their supply chain with IoT tracking devices as part of their digital transformation strategy.

An Post Mails & Parcels is working on changing from the old world of traditional letters to the new world of e-commerce parcel logistics and B2B services for Irish and international businesses. They run Ireland’s largest fleets of conventional as well as of electric vehicles. They just recently opened a fully automated Parcel Hub in Dublin. Its operational infrastructure includes a large volume of returnable transport units such as roll cages and containers. Theses must be available every day in the required quantities in the Company’s mails hubs across the country.

With the advance of IoT-technology, VT and Sigfox are providing An Post with solutions that help them optimize their supply chain. Smart tracking devices allow An Post to monitor the location of their assets nationwide, even when they leave their own supply chain. The use of the Sigfox-System has eliminated the barriers associated with traditional tracking technologies: price, battery life and coverage, by providing low cost, low power connectivity over a single global network that is currently available in more than 70 countries.

VT’s state-of-the-art solution has resulted in significantly increased transparency in our postal distribution network, ensuring world class quality of service for our customers and lower operational costs through improved containerisation efficiency,

explains Mark Devine, National Engineering Maintenance & Performance Manager, An Post.

Our collaboration with An Post is an exciting step forward into the future of industrial IoT and a key milestone toward connecting billions of IoT devices globally on the Sigfox 0G network. We are confident our solutions have the power to truly revolutionise the way logistics and supply chain companies do business, resulting in significantly reduced costs and increased efficiencies.

Mark Bannon, CEO, VT.

We are delighted to support An Post in this new era of industry 4.0, where we are making the once untraceable now entirely visible to organisations. We continue to deliver benefits to Postal organisations, like An Post in Ireland, DHL in Germany and Posti in Finland. This is a key vertical for Sigfox, where we strive to deliver value and thought leadership in Global Supply Chain & Logistics.

Glen Robinson, SVP Global Sales & Marketing, Sigfox.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: An Post

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