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Tive Featured in APICS Southeast District Webinar -- Register Today!

Dagny Dukach October 16, 2017

Tive Co-Founder and CRO Rob Stevens will be featured in a webinar about the future of supply chain sensors on Tuesday, October 17th at noon EDT. The webinar will be hosted by the Southeast District chapter of APICS, the American Production and Inventory Control Society.

Topics: Supply Chain, Events, Sensors

Welcome To Our VP Engineering, Amos Benninga

Krenar Komoni October 10, 2017

I'm excited to announce the latest addition to Tive's growing team: our VP Engineering, Amos Benninga.

Topics: Tive

Shining Light on Supply Chain Visibility Gaps

Dagny Dukach October 04, 2017

The modern supply chain is complex, global, multi-modal, and full of visibility gaps. What can companies do to overcome these challenges, and shine light on the visibility gaps in their supply chains? In his recent Journal of Commerce op-ed, Tive Co-Founder and CRO Rob Stevens discusses common supply chain pitfalls and shares his perspective on how real-time visibility solutions can help.

Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Supply Chain, IOT

CSCMP Edge - One Foot in the Present, One Foot in the Future

Rob Stevens October 04, 2017

The Tive team attended the CSCMP Edge event last week in Atlanta for the first time. It was a great chance for us to catch up with current and prospective customers, as well as an opportunity to get a sense of what people in supply chain are talking about.

Topics: Supply Chain, Events, IOT

Have Supply Chains Finally Achieved End-to-End Visibility?

Dagny Dukach September 26, 2017

Tive CEO Krenar Komoni and CRO Rob Stevens had the chance to sit down with Bob Bowman, Senior Editor at Supply Chain Brain, as a part of Supply Chain Brain’s Executive Briefing segment. During the interview, Krenar and Rob discussed end-to-end visibility and shared their perspectives on the future of supply chain management. Click here to watch the full interview, or read on for the highlights.

Topics: Supply Chain Visibility

5 Visibility Gaps in Your Supply Chain (And How to Fill Them)

Dagny Dukach September 19, 2017

Here at Tive, we talk about supply chain visibility all the time. It’s the key to optimizing a supply chain, to getting the awareness you need about the location and condition of your shipments. But what does it mean for you? Here are five real-world examples of common visibility gaps we’ve seen in our customers’ supply chains.

Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Asset Tracking

Take Our Test To Find Out If Loggers Are Enough For Your Cold Chain

Rob Stevens September 12, 2017

If you're involved in managing a cold chain operation, you're likely very familiar with temperature loggers - those little disposable gadgets that go in the box and record the temperature of the shipment throughout the trip. At the end of the trip, someone checks the device to see whether the shipment stayed in the right temperature zone.

Topics: Cold Chain, Supply Chain Visibility

Tive Attending CSCMP Edge 2017

Dagny Dukach September 04, 2017

Tive is pleased to announce that we will be participating in the 2017 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Edge conference and exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia. The event will take place September 24th through 27th at the Georgia World Congress Center, and will offer supply chain management professionals an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the cutting edge of supply chain solutions.

Topics: Supply Chain, Events

IoT Food Sensors Make Supply Chain Visibility a Piece of Cake

Dagny Dukach August 29, 2017

There’s a lot of buzz around IoT and its potential to revolutionize supply chain management. But what does IoT really mean? On the one hand, it’s about connectivity -- instantaneous data transmission anytime, anywhere. But the other key piece is getting access to that data in the first place. That’s why we were excited to read the recent news regarding the development of new IoT-enabled sensors that help consumers and businesses tell whether food is still safe to eat. Researchers with the American Chemical Society are developing cheap, disposable sensors that provide real-time information about the condition of food products, making it possible to know whether products are spoiled without performing any special tests or using any specialized equipment.

Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Sensors, IOT, Connectivity

New Report Forecasts IoT Asset Tracking Devices will Triple by 2022

Dagny Dukach August 21, 2017

A recent study published by Mobile Experts LLC found that the use of asset tracking IoT (Internet of Things) devices is expected to triple by 2022. The report suggests that more and more companies -- particularly high-value manufacturers -- are investing in digital IoT solutions to track their products across complex supply chains.

Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Asset Tracking, IOT

Move Over RFID: Real ‘Supply Chain Visibility’ is Here

Rob Stevens August 14, 2017

In the annals of predictions that don’t come true, TV meteorologists hold the top spot, followed by political pollsters and the cover of Sports Illustrated. Rounding out the top five are the long string of technology pundits who confidently predicted that supply chain RFID tracking would conquer and re-shape the global logistics industry.

Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Sensors, IOT, Connectivity

Why Tive, Why Now: 3 Technologies Enabling Supply Chain Visibility Today

Dagny Dukach August 07, 2017

In the world of supply chains, visibility is key. Visibility means you can deliver what you promised, when you promised, and react quickly when delays or accidents occur. In the past, supply chain visibility was limited by fundamental technological constraints, but today, three key advances are enabling new levels of risk reduction and operational efficiency.

Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Supply Chain, Tive, Connectivity

Getting To Know Tive’s New Shipment Workflow

Walker Harden July 27, 2017

Many supply chain managers spend their days tracking down shipment schedules, interfacing with logistics partners, and monitoring shipments one at a time. The last thing a busy supply chain manager needs is more complexity. That’s why we’ve developed our new shipments workflow to provide all the benefits of real-time tracking while integrating seamlessly with existing supply chain management processes, enabling managers to plan, track, and analyze shipments all in one place.

Topics: Features, Supply Chain Visibility, Tive

‘Lean’ Isn’t Enough: 3 Steps to a Smart Supply Chain

Rob Stevens July 27, 2017

"We must not seek to optimize every resource in the system. A system of local optimums is not an optimum system at all." That’s what Jonah, the cigar-puffing sage of the famous Lean Manufacturing how-to novel, The Goal, tells Alex Rogo, a plant manager trying to reduce inventory.

Topics: Supply Chain, Sensors, IOT

New Walmart Mandate Makes Real-Time Tracking A Must-Have

Dagny Dukach July 20, 2017

On the heels of Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods Market and ever-mounting e-tailer competition, retail giant Walmart just announced it will be implementing strict penalties for suppliers who fail to meet rigorous delivery standards. Starting August 1st, suppliers must achieve 75% On-Time In-Full (OTIF) deliveries or be subject to fines up to 3% of the shipment's value. By next February, Walmart will insist on 95% compliance

Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, trucking

Beyond Visibility: How to Build a Supply Chain That Thinks

Rob Stevens July 17, 2017

It's no surprise that tech is changing supply chain, but it is a bit surprising how far apart the worlds of tech and supply chain can be.  When we attend tech events, there's lots of talk of IOT backbones and new LPWAN formats that are replacing LTE, but when we hang out with supply chain people the talk is of problems with the MRP system and new EDP regulations and what the difference is between WMS and WES.  As proof of my point, I'll bet that many of you reading this understood only the first part of my previous sentence, and many understood only the second part.  (If you understood both please email me, we're hiring people like you.)

Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Sensors, IOT

Welcome to the (Real) Wireless Age

Krenar Komoni July 11, 2017

In 1903, a wireless transmission station built by Guglielmo Marconi in South Wellfleet, Massachusetts was used to send the world’s first wireless transatlantic telegram: it was a simple greeting from Theodore Roosevelt to King Edward VII of the UK, and it laid the foundation for a century of innovation in wireless communication.

Topics: IOT, Boston, Connectivity

Massachusetts, Home of IoT

Rob Stevens July 05, 2017

The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council recently released a report (download it here) on the Internet of Things (IoT) that contained some interesting historical perspective on a fairly modern topic.  Tive is located in Boston so I'm a bit biased toward Massachusetts, but even I was surprised by how big a role the Boston area has played in the development of IoT.  

Topics: Tive, IOT, Boston

Telematics Is Not The Answer to Supply Chain Visibility

Rob Stevens June 27, 2017
We recently wrote a blog post describing some of the major technologies used to track inventory in transit. Eagle-eyed readers may have noted we focused on how companies track the inventory and not the vehicle - so today we are going to discuss the vehicle-tracking market and how it affects supply chain managers.

Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Asset Tracking, Sensors, trucking

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.

Topics: Alerts, Supply Chain Visibility

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