Wiliot revolutionizes cold chain operations

With Wiliot’s new Reusable Carrying Items (RTI) solution, Israel’s largest retailer becomes the first in the world to create an intelligent supply chain from farm to store, continuously monitoring the location and the temperature of the products to guarantee the freshness of its customers.

Wiliot, the Internet of Things pioneer whose IoT platform is
enabling billions of everyday “things” to gain intelligence and harness the power of the cloud, Wiliot Reusable Transport Item (RTI) solution, based on the company’s technology, today announced
revolutionary Wiliot IoT platform.

With Wiliot’s new Reusable Carrying Items (RTI) solution, Israel’s largest retailer, Shufersal, becomes the first in the world to create an intelligent supply chain from farm to store, continuously monitoring location and the temperature of the products to guarantee the freshness of its customers.

The new Wiliot RTI solution includes the company’s IoT pixels that can permanently attach to ordinary plastic boxes and make them smart using Wiliot Cloud services. This allows companies to continuously track not only their reusable shipping assets, but also the contents
in. The IoT pixels embedded in the plastic case of the RTI solution are postage stamp-sized self-powered computers that communicate wirelessly with the Wiliot Cloud and can sense a range of physical and environmental conditions, such as temperature, location changes, as well as whether the crate is full or empty.

When billions of everyday objects connect to the IoT (products, materials, shipping containers, etc.), they transform how goods are made, distributed, sold, consumed, reused and
recycled. In the process, an Internet of Trillions (IoT2) is enabling companies to reinvent their supply chains to be more sustainable and create a true circular economy that maximizes profits while
Protect the planet.

With the Wiliot RTI solution, companies can monitor their containers – and the food, medicine or other perishables inside – through proactive temperature threshold alerts. This information helps companies maintain regulatory compliance as it takes food and pharmaceutical safety to a level of accountability that was not possible before. Until now, temperature monitoring has been limited to a subset of products in the supply chain, leaving gaps where quality issues can arise and product integrity can be compromised.

The ability to track shipping assets has an equally profound effect on operations. By gaining cost-effective visibility into every asset at every stage of the supply chain, companies gain insights that can have a significant and measurable impact on capital savings. With the Wiliot RTI solution, they can know what percentage of smart containers are stored and used; exactly how and where they are used; and, just as important, if they are not used at all.

First Smart Farm-to-Store Supply Chain

Shufersal, Israel’s largest retailer, is already embracing real-time visibility through the adoption of Wiliot’s RTI solution, creating a fully transparent supply chain from farm to store and ensuring
timely delivery of high quality products, extending shelf life and minimizing food waste.

In the summer of 2021, Wiliot and Shufersal completed a successful pilot of Wiliot’s RTI solution and its ability to track the movement and condition of products from the time they are picked to their placement.
in Shufersal stores in Israel.

Based on the success of the pilot, Shufersal is currently rolling out the Wiliot RTI solution nationwide, deploying over one million RTIs and installing wireless communication infrastructure to support approximately 250 farmers and distributors and 300 Shufersal stores. The solution will even include wireless readers and mobile network gateways on farmers’ tractors to provide supply chain visibility at the edge.

To encourage wide adoption, Wiliot makes its technology available in its Starter Kit and Partner Kit. The Wiliot Partner Kit includes IoT pixels that users can attach to boxes and pallets; bridges through which IoT pixels communicate data wirelessly to the Wiliot Cloud; and Wiliot Cloud Services, which allow companies to collect and analyze data from their IoT pixels.

Wiliot works with many of the world’s largest and most innovative apparel retail brands; food and drink; and health care. The launch of the Wiliot RTI solution follows a $200 million venture capital round led by Softbank Vision Fund 2.

About Wiliot

Wiliot is a SaaS company whose platform connects the digital and physical worlds using its IoT Pixel tagging technology, postage stamp-sized computers that power each other in revolutionary ways. Our vision is to extend the Internet of Things to include everyday products, adding intelligence to plastic crates, pharmaceuticals, packaging, clothing and other products, connecting them to the Internet and changing the way things are made, distributed, sold, used, reused. , and recycled.