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Location Alerts Let You Know When Goods Arrive (or Depart)

Rob Stevens June 20, 2017

Tive offers a variety of user-configured alerts - temperature, shock, humidity - and we're excited to announce that as of today we also support location-based alerts (also known as geofences).

Topics: Alerts, Supply Chain Visibility

The Industrial Internet of Things Is Really Happening

Rob Stevens June 13, 2017

Last week I had the fortune to attend an event hosted by a large private equity firm focusing on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).  This was a private event so I'm not going to name any names, but the attendees included at least four CEOs of publicly traded companies, senior executives at some of the largest companies in America, and a handful of technology providers (yes, that's how I got in).   The point is, it was a fairly senior and mainstream crowd.  In this post I'll summarize some of my observations based on the conversations.

Topics: Supply Chain, Sensors, IOT

Tive has raised $3.14 million to help us grow

Krenar Komoni June 05, 2017

I'm excited to announce that Tive recently closed a seed round to help us grow faster and bring our solution to more customers.

Topics: Tive

OffGridBox Delivers with Tive

Rob Stevens May 29, 2017

While most of the companies we work with are large manufacturing or shipping companies, occasionally we work with a smaller organization.  We thought we’d highlight one of our customers, OffGridBox, who uses Tive in an unusual way for a really unique and worthwhile purpose.  I recently interviewed Davide Bonsignore, COO of OffGridBox.

Topics: Supply Chain, Customers

ProMat Now and Then - What's Changed in Supply Chain in the Last 10 Years

Rob Stevens May 22, 2017

I recently attended ProMat, the biennial tradeshow for the material handling and distribution industry.  It’s quite a show - more than 35,000 people attend to see exhibits from almost 1,000 companies.  This marked the 10 year anniversary of the first time I attended ProMat in 2007, and I thought I’d reflect on some of the changes I observed. 

Topics: Supply Chain, Events

Asset Tracking and Supply Chain Visibility - Where Do They Meet?

Rob Stevens May 15, 2017

 Depending on who you ask, Tive is either an asset tracking company or a supply chain visibility company, or something in between.  Both of those terms have a bit of baggage, so we thought we’d take this blog post to help each of them unpack their bags and sort through their belongings.  

Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Asset Tracking

The Magical World of Supply Chain Sensors

Rob Stevens May 10, 2017

One question we hear a lot at Tive is, “how is your sensor solution different from X?”.  We thought we’d provide a quick overview of the types of sensors companies are using in the supply chain, with some historical context.  We’re going to focus just on sensors in this piece, not to minimize the importance of the software solution that turns raw data into something useful for managers.

Topics: Supply Chain, Asset Tracking, Sensors

Nokia Shows off Tive at Hannover Fair

Krenar Komoni May 08, 2017

Last week I had the pleasure of attending Hannover Fair, one of the largest trade shows in the world.  Even more exciting than just being at the show, I was there with our partner Nokia as they shared their vision of how a real-time view of their supply chain will change their operations.  

Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Events, Customers

Pharma Company Avoids Lost Sales by Using Tive

Rob Stevens May 05, 2017

We love sharing customer stories - here’s one that happened recently.

Using Custom Temperature Alerts To Ensure Safe Delivery

Rob Stevens May 04, 2017

One of the most-used features of the Tive shipment tracking solution is the ability to set configurable alerts.  In this post we’ll talk about setting temperature alerts, which are especially important for our cold chain customers.

Introducing the Tive Blog

Rob Stevens April 27, 2017

We're excited to share our brand-new blog. As our first post, I’d like to give some background on the company and why we’ve started this blog. As you probably already know, Tive is a startup focused on helping companies see their supply chains in a more comprehensive way.