Weight-based IoT system
The FORCIOT® SKID system manages inventories of materials that are not possible to identify as single objects in an intelligent way – based on weight.
The system can be used to alert you if an object is no longer present or to ensure that everything is still in place. It is also possible to set a threshold value for the load, in which case the SKID will help you make sure new products are ordered before the stock is too low.
Easy set up
The SKID system is mobile and cost effective to both set up and use.
The system consists of FORCIOT® SKID sensor plate(s) with integrated handle and locking system for connecting several SKIDS to each other, a gateway to transmit data, Microsoft Azure IoT hub cloud for storing data and an web application for viewing and analyzing data.
Connect multiple skids to cover larger areas
The system consists of an intelligent plywood covered sensor plates: Skids. One skid is sized 600 x 800 mm, half Euro pallet.
Several skids can be attached together to cover larger areas and integrated into the application for monitoring warehouse fill rate and to optimize order processes.
FORCIOT® SKID web application
FORCIOT® SKID is not just a sensor plate that measures weight, it is a fully automated monitoring system for supply chains with advanced IoT sensors.
Easy to use web application provides realtime information to users anywhere at anytime. It can be used with any mobile device or with computer.
System alerts you when a set threshold is achieved or if the weight changes on the SKID sensor plate.
“Oh no, we have run out of stock.” – Avoid the risk of running out of inventory!
FORCIOT® SKID is a unique solution to manage inventories in
an intelligent way based on the load. FORCIOT® SKID provides a simple solution for real-time inventory monitoring even for products that are not possible to identify as single objects.
Key benefits: Real-time data + Digitalization of operations + Less manual work
Material Flow Management
Just-in-time material flow for every pallet on every phase of the supply chain!
FORCIOT® SKID is a real-time material flow management system that helps to keep optimal inventory even at every production phase: place the skids under the monitored goods and get real-time data on inventory level. No more visual inspections or rough estimates – get real time data like never before!
Key benefits: +JIT delivery + Optimizing stock + Automating replenishments
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)
Having reliable information of the stock at the customer’s location can be demanding. FORCIOT® SKID gives a real-time stock monitoring concept to the consignment and VMI business: place the skids under the monitored goods and get real-time data on the inventory level. Always keep optimal stock and secure availability! Skids work on their own and no ERP connection is required.
Key benefits: JIT delivery + Optimizing stock + Automating replenishments
Ahlstrom-Munksjö reducing operational risks by adopting new technology
“We have been able to monitor our challenging raw materials and make replenishment orders in right time.”
Despite the high level of automation in Ahlstrom-Munksjö production facilities there are some raw materials that are monitored manually by the production workers. “Monitoring and predicting consumption of those chemicals is challenging” - summarizes Tuure Ylä-Viteli, Logistic Development Engineer.