Live from Healthcare Packaging EXPO: Smart Pallets are the Future

RM2 took to the Innovation Stage to with their client AT&T to discuss the benefits of smart reusable pallets that collect data throughout the supply chain.

rm2's BLOCKPal / Image: rm2
rm2's BLOCKPal / Image: rm2

Representatives from RM2 discussed how Internet of Things (IoT) enabled assets can impact your business. It’s estimated that by 2020 there will be 50 billion connected devices communicating with each other to make life easier for manufacturers. With the serialization deadline looming, everyone’s focused on tracking and tracing the product on the pallet, but what about the pallet itself? RM2’s BLOCKPal is a solution that gives manufacturers peace of mind regarding the whereabouts of their product. The smart pallet is focused on sustainability with four key levers: lightweight, reusable, repairable, and durable.

The pallets employ cellular networks along their routes to send and receive data, and come with batteries that last 10 years. They’re designed to increase supply chain security and contain temperature monitoring and vibration/shock detection. BLOCKPal also offers a “Bespoke” version that is customized to meet specific requirements, and their pallets can be purchased or rented.

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