Learn About Integrating IoT Fleet Monitoring with Warehouse and Transportation Management Cloud Service

If you're managing shipment processing, capacity usage, and on-time delivery service levels manually, you may find that you're reacting to quality problems and human error in real time. Leveraging Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service, Oracle’s Transportation with Warehouse management solution helps predict and manage shipment processing, quality, inventory, space optimization, and traceability.
Oracle's IoT enabled Warehouse and Transportation management solution enables:
  • Real-time shipment location, automatic exception handling, and ETA monitoring.
  • Proactive communication to facilities and real-time appointment updates enabling efficient floor management.
  • Improved on-time performance with reduced wait time at locations and faster turnaround.
  • Workload reduction in manual shipment tracking and providing exception alerts and communications.
  • Predictive analytics and insight for better operational planning and control.

Before You Begin

Before you integrate the three services, review the related design solution: See Learn about options for connecting devices to Oracle Internet of Things applications.
Make sure that you meet the following requirements:
  • You should be familiar with Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud Service, Oracle Transportation Management Cloud Service, Oracle IoT Fleet Monitoring Cloud Service, and Oracle Integration.
  • Warehouse dock doors must already be set up in Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud Service.
  • The truck driver has the Oracle IoT Fleet Monitoring Mobile application installed on the cellphone and configured to send and receive messages.
  • You should know how to create and manage users and trips in Oracle Transportation Management Cloud Service.
  • Keep your My Oracle Support credentials handy, you'll need this to download a sample package.

IoT Enabled Warehouse and Fleet Management

This video shows the flow of transportation and warehouse activities throughout your global supply chain. Understand how you can use the three products integration for increasing facility throughput, improve efficiency of dock appointments, and delivery times of subsequent shipments.

After you integrate Oracle Transportation Management Cloud Service and Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud Service with Oracle Internet of Things (IoT) Fleet Monitoring Cloud Service, you can start tracking the location and activity of fleet assets, and manage warehouse yard operations efficiently. Sensors connected to the on-board diagnostic (OBD) port in each fleet asset use cellular, satellite, or Bluetooth connections to transmit real-time vehicle location and performance data to IoT.

You can use real-time and historic vehicle location and performance data to determine where changes can be implemented to improve customer satisfaction, reduce operating costs, and increase driver safety. Moreover, by watching over your shipments, you can keep customers aware of any potential delays and you always know where their packages are and when they will be delivered.

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The following steps explain the flow between the different services:
  1. Oracle Transportation Management Cloud Service plans shipments for outbound orders that are required to be shipped out from a warehouse facility.
  2. The planned shipment information is sent to Oracle IoT Fleet Monitoring Cloud Service and Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud Service by Oracle Transportation Management Cloud Service.
  3. Planned shipments and routes are synchronized with Oracle IoT Fleet Monitoring Cloud Service, so that it can perform accurate in-transit shipment monitoring and freight charge reconciliation.
  4. An internal load is generated in Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud Service for the planned shipment and Oracle IoT Fleet Monitoring Cloud Service is notified of the warehouse load.
  5. If an appointment does not exist in Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud Service for this load, Oracle IoT Fleet Monitoring Cloud Service creates an appointment in Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud Service based on the ETA of the planned shipment.
  6. With the help of Oracle Transportation Management Cloud Service, a truck is sent out to load the shipment from the warehouse facility.
  7. Oracle IoT Fleet Monitoring Cloud Service continues to monitor the truck, and any change to the ETA due to unexpected events, is updated on the appointment in Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud Service.
  8. As the truck enters the geo-fence area, a device connected to the vehicle sends real time data to Oracle IoT Fleet Monitoring Cloud Service, which checks with Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud Service for dock door availability. If a dock door is available, the truck is checked-in at the dock door. If a dock door is not available, the truck is directed to the yard.

About Required Services and Roles

This solution requires the following services:

  • Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service
    • Oracle Internet of Things (IoT) Fleet Monitoring Cloud Service
  • Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud Service
  • Oracle Transportation Management Cloud Service
  • Oracle Integration

These are the roles needed for each service.

Service Name: Role Required to...
Integrator Integrate Oracle IoT Fleet Monitoring Cloud Service with other applications and cloud services.
Administrator The application administrator sets up and maintains the application. The application administrator optimizes the availability of assets to meet the service levels required by the organization.
API User This user must be created in Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud Service with appropriate permissions to enable web service requests by IoT. This user should also have necessary permissions to trigger outbound data flow from Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud Service.

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