Logistics processes are uniquely complex yet well-controlled within the four walls of the originating warehouse. However, once product ships, the control disappears. With numerous variables and multiple distribution channels in play, shipping services are wrought with schedule changes, delays, errors, damages, and miscommunications. For the restaurant equipment industry and their customers, the shortcomings of logistics solutions are significant, and expensive. The paper trail that exists is woefully insufficient. Executed by truckers and restaurant workers, the paperwork is often inaccurate, incomplete, and consequently, rendered non-auditable. With no means to generate digital documentation, obtaining a simple status update may take hours or even days, disrupting commerce, adding unplanned expense, and negatively impacting opportunity cost.
Until now, the solution needed was literally impossible outside of the four walls of the manufaturer’s warehouse. “Blockchain FOB” has developed a blockchain-based system which will allow their clients to gain visibility of products after they leave the manufacturing plant while providing high-value “cradle to grave” product life-cycle data to the manufacturer. The Blockchain FOB LifeCycle Asset Tracker platform augments the manufacturer’s existing warehouse tracking and accounting systems enabling documentation and tracking of equipment assets, locating and tracking of drivers, tractors, and trailers transporting the products, including shipping steps at distribution centers, secondary temporary warehousing, as well as service providers, uncrate and place installers, and Authorized Service Agents assigned as part of the execution requirements thus following the product status all the way to final use locations (restaurants) and beyond.
Blockchain FOB enables equipment manufacturers and down-line distribution channels to gain visibility of all deployed products and maintain that visibility from production, to end of life, and all points in between by leveraging blockchain technology and digitalization.
In today’s hyper-accelerated world, it has become more important than ever to track high value assets. Time is money, and knowing where your assets are, getting them onsite, installed, and regularly maintained reduces down time, storage costs, and lost revenue.
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Know the complete ownership and placement history of your assets, including where they’ve been and where they are in real time.
Our application provides detailed service and maintenance history on all of your assets, including who, what, when, where, and how much!
BlockchainFOB’s analytics engine provides business leaders with the monitors and gauges to make informed decisions to reduce costs and increase efficiencies.
“The reason I’m excited about your product is, I make equipment, the end user uses the equipment, but I’ve got at least 10 touch points in-between that I don’t control…and we pay for those services. AND I think there are touchpoints that create absolutely no value. Blockchain will identify those touch points and will help lean out the organization and create more value for both the end user and manufacturer.”
"Our company installs new equipment in multiple locations across the country for a multi-store retailer. Although, the various equipment manufacturers use different freight companies, the information we need about our shipments is the same. Blockchain FOB gives me AND my customer the same information we can get from the trucking companies, but simultaneously and in a unified record. We can seamlessly and correctly schedule installations while operating with the same data. The number of back-and-forth shipment location phone calls is drastically reduced and the ability to prepare and react to any missteps is drastically improved!"