Avnet offers real-time shipment tracking

July 03, 2018 // By Rich Pell
Technology distributor Avnet (Phoenix, AZ) has announced that it will begin offering ParceLive - a real-time shipment tracking system - on a global basis to its customer base.

Developed by IoT services company Hanhaa (London, UK), ParceLive is offered as providing users with delivery, network, and implementation efficiencies to help lower the cost of doing business and improve profitability. Comprising six embedded sensors and cellular data connectivity, a ParceLive tracker, when included with any parcel, provides users with complete insight into any shipment's journey,

The ParceLive system captures important information in real time, including location, temperature, and humidity. In addition, it will send alerts if the package has been dropped, opened, or mishandled.

After use, ParceLive trackers are returned using a pre-set mail service license, which is active in more than 40 countries. Returned units are erased of all data, then charged, put through sensor calibration, and re-branded, making them ready for reuse.

The system, say the companies, provides users with delivery, network, and implementation efficiencies to help lower the cost of doing business and improve profitability. Users of the service are now able to create direct workflows from real time data straight from their global supply chain systems.

"There are many markets we serve today that would benefit from this technology so we've added ParceLive to our full suite of supply chain service offerings," says Terry Bassett, chief strategy and innovation officer at Avnet. "Avnet's proven expertise and strong position in supply chain management, as well as our keen focus on IoT, makes ParceLive an exciting product for us to bring to our customers."

Previously, ParceLive had been supported by national and specialist shippers in the UK and EMEA. By working independent of data supplied from carriers, and irrespective of country, say the companies, ParceLive will enable Avnet to deploy a uniformed service globally.

Hanhaa CEO Azhar Hussain adds, "We are very excited to have Avnet as our first truly international partner. The depth and breadth of Avnet's supply chain and logistics expertise combined with their expansive customer base will truly demonstrate the globalization of ParceLive’s international


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