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Premsai Sainathan

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Director of Content Marketing at Roambee, Prem is an entrepreneur who has worked across the spectrum from designing components for the prestigious LIGO gravitational wave observatories to leading IoT sales and solution deployments; he holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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Attack That Sneaky Hidden Cost in Your Supply Chain: Reusable Packaging Attack That Sneaky Hidden Cost in Your Supply Chain: Reusable Packaging

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 7 Mins.

When we talk about supply chain cost reduction, we usually think about transit time, route optimization, or...

IoT + AI + RPA = The Future of Digital Supply Chains IoT + AI + RPA = The Future of Digital Supply Chains

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 7 Mins.

There is a lot of talk about IoT, AI, and RPA revolutionizing supply chains.

The Cost Breakdown — CapEx vs. OpEx for Shipment Tracking The Cost Breakdown — CapEx vs. OpEx for Shipment Tracking

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 5 Mins.

If you want to track your shipments using the Internet of Things (IoT), the big question is about whether to go the...

The Hidden Discounts of OpEx for Inventory Tracking The Hidden Discounts of OpEx for Inventory Tracking

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 4 Mins.

When you think of inventory tracking, you often think of purchasing RFID tags and readers at the best price & with...

The Evolution of Supply Chain Control Towers The Evolution of Supply Chain Control Towers

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 9 Mins.

You’ve probably heard of a Supply Chain Control Tower.

A Supply Chain Control Tower (SCCT) is a central hub that...

9 Features a Good Cold Chain Data Logger Should Have 9 Features a Good Cold Chain Data Logger Should Have

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 9 Mins.

A cold chain data logger, otherwise referred to as a temperature data logger, is a device that records and logs...

6 Ways Bluetooth Beacons Can Improve Inventory & Warehouse Management 6 Ways Bluetooth Beacons Can Improve Inventory & Warehouse Management

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 9 Mins.

While information management systems, warehouse management systems (WMS), and inventory management systems using...

Are Wireless Sensors Better for Remote Temperature Monitoring in a Warehouse? Are Wireless Sensors Better for Remote Temperature Monitoring in a Warehouse?

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 4 Mins.

While wired temperature sensors are a common tool to monitor temperature in cold storage warehouses, newer remote...

Reduce Container Dwell Time With GPS Container Tracking Reduce Container Dwell Time With GPS Container Tracking

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 5 Mins.

Dwell time can lead to unnecessary spends that drive up total logistics costs, and you can’t always pass that on to...

Multimodal Route Optimization - What Makes it Difficult? Multimodal Route Optimization - What Makes it Difficult?

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 2 Mins.

The rapid pace of globalization and trade is making supply chain and transport networks more complex than they’ve...

Why Last Mile Delivery Optimization Begins with the First Mile Why Last Mile Delivery Optimization Begins with the First Mile

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 6 Mins.

Amazonification has been a positive influence for B2B & B2C supply chains, spurring steady improvement in the...

Calculating Logistics Cost Reduction Through OTIF (On-Time and In-Full) Delivery Calculating Logistics Cost Reduction Through OTIF (On-Time and In-Full) Delivery

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 7 Mins.

On-time and in-full (OTIF) delivery, sometimes also referred to as Delivery In-Full, On-time (DIFOT), is an...

How to Set the Right On-time Delivery KPIs With GPS Vehicle Tracking How to Set the Right On-time Delivery KPIs With GPS Vehicle Tracking

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 5 Mins.

On-time delivery is important.

It impacts client satisfaction, the chances of getting more business from a satisfied...

8 Traits of Good Cold Chain Monitoring Solutions 8 Traits of Good Cold Chain Monitoring Solutions

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 9 Mins.

Effective cold chain logistics doesn’t just secure an enterprise’s position on its home ground, it can help it boost...

Blockchain - A Solution for Supply Chain Cyber Security? Blockchain - A Solution for Supply Chain Cyber Security?

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 5 Mins.

Supply chain security issues are far too complicated to tackle with passwords, access cards, and software suites...

What Are the Benefits of Blockchain in a Digital Supply Chain? What Are the Benefits of Blockchain in a Digital Supply Chain?

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 3 Mins.

Open data, trustable records, and easy authentication with blockchain could eliminate delays, disruptions, and...

Step 1 to Prevent Pilferage & Theft in the Supply Chain — Track Your Packages Step 1 to Prevent Pilferage & Theft in the Supply Chain — Track Your Packages

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 7 Mins.

Supply chain security doesn’t stop at putting up fences, setting up access control, deploying CCTV surveillance, or...

Is an RFID Security System Enough for Warehouse Theft Prevention? Is an RFID Security System Enough for Warehouse Theft Prevention?

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 7 Mins.

Although prevailing RFID systems to tag and track inventory in a warehouse can double up as a theft/pilferage...

Are GPS Trackers Enough for Cargo Security & Theft Recovery? Are GPS Trackers Enough for Cargo Security & Theft Recovery?

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 5 Mins.

While GPS tracking systems can improve the odds of tracing stolen vehicles or trailers, can they really address...

How to Choose a Warehouse Security Monitoring System How to Choose a Warehouse Security Monitoring System

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 3 Mins.

Warehouse security systems have traditionally focused on protecting the warehouse, not the goods or assets stored...

7 Features a Cargo & Inventory Security System Should Have 7 Features a Cargo & Inventory Security System Should Have

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 8 Mins.

Inventory security systems should secure goods in a warehouse as well as in transit. Here’s what you should look for...

How to Choose a Cargo Container Security Tracking System How to Choose a Cargo Container Security Tracking System

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 6 Mins.

There are many tracking systems that claim to help you protect your containerized cargo. In this article, we will...

Supply Chain Visibility Evolution: Barcodes, RFID, NFC, BLE Beacons Supply Chain Visibility Evolution: Barcodes, RFID, NFC, BLE Beacons

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 8 Mins.

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in October, 2017 and has been updated to include Near-field...

How Can Cold Chain Monitoring Reduce Logistics Cost? How Can Cold Chain Monitoring Reduce Logistics Cost?

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 9 Mins.

A well-run supply chain reduces transit time, enhances customer service, and saves money.Those savings don't come...

10 Potential Risks in Cold Chain Management 10 Potential Risks in Cold Chain Management

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 10 Mins.

A Cold Chain doesn’t have it easy.

It needs to deal with all the usual things that trip up most supply chains AND...

How to Track LTL Shipments, Packages, and Market Vehicles How to Track LTL Shipments, Packages, and Market Vehicles

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 9 Mins.

GPS vehicle tracking systems have been unsuccessful at tracking Less-than Container Load (LCL) goods, individual...

Why Vehicle Tracking Systems Failed in Logistics Why Vehicle Tracking Systems Failed in Logistics

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 5 Mins.

Real-time GPS vehicle tracking and management — aka fleet management — gave rise to the notion that complete...

Why Should You Track Your Returnable Shipping Assets Why Should You Track Your Returnable Shipping Assets

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 5 Mins.

Reusable shipping assets are items in a shipment that...

Vehicle, Container, or Package Tracking: What’s Right for You? Vehicle, Container, or Package Tracking: What’s Right for You?

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 12 Mins.

Logistics visibility has evolved to a level of granularity where you can monitor every single parcel shipped, and...

Mr. Supply Chain Visibility – The Hottest New GST Consultant in Town Mr. Supply Chain Visibility – The Hottest New GST Consultant in Town

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 8 Mins.

Who is Mr. Supply Chain Visibility? And why has he transformed from a “nice-to-have” to a “must-have” consultant...

How to Turn BLE into 360° Supply Chain Visibility How to Turn BLE into 360° Supply Chain Visibility

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 8 Mins.

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology is positioned to be the third generation of supply chain visibility -...

5 Things You Need For Successful Real-Time Tracking 5 Things You Need For Successful Real-Time Tracking

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 5 Mins.

Are you implementing an IoT solution in your organization? Do you envision your digitization initiative leading to...

5 Reasons Why Outsourcing Shipment Tracking to 3PLs can Hurt You 5 Reasons Why Outsourcing Shipment Tracking to 3PLs can Hurt You

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 3 Mins.

Implementing real-time shipment monitoring to gain visibility across the supply chain is paramount for companies of...

4 Ways How Automated ePOD is Different from Existing Manual ePOD 4 Ways How Automated ePOD is Different from Existing Manual ePOD

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 1 Mins.

ePOD (Electronic Proof of Delivery) is not a new concept and has been available in the form of stand-alone apps or...

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