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Nexans launches ULTRACKER: smart drum and inventory management

May 26, 2022

  • The ULTRACKER drum offer is a dedicated drum management platform based on Internet of Things (IoT), enhanced artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud services.
  • ULTRACKER improves visibility to remote drums and inventory, and prevents loss through theft.
  • The technology has been developed by Nexans’ Digital Factory and is powered by Microsoft Azure cloud services.

 

New Zealand, May 26, 2022

Nexans amplifies its innovation offer and announces the New Zealand launch of ULTRACKER DRUMS; an innovative drum and inventory management solution designed to enable customers to better manage their drum fleet and optimise costs.

ULTRACKER DRUMS uses edge-computing technologies to enable real-time geolocation of cable drums thanks to multi-sensor GPS devices embedded inside the drums. Nexans pioneered these technologies and provides unique advantages to its customers, such as shipments follow-up, theft detection, remote monitoring of installation projects, residual length management, and a streamlined drum pick-up process.

It results in reduction of cables drums theft and loss by 90% while improving the drums usage rate by 25%, as well as a global reduction of waste.

Nexans has recently partnered with Orange Business Services, a worldwide provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, to support the scale up of this service all over the world.

As part of a wider suite, ULTRACKER DRUMS has the potential to further increase supply chain capabilities by incorporating TRACK’N TRACE, VENDOR MANAGED INVENTORY and SMART INVENTORY MANAGEMENT; a global offer which can be customised and localised for each business unit.

Nexans has built long-lasting relationships with its partners and continues to advance its customer-centric innovations, and ultimately customer satisfaction. Nexans’ ULTRACKER allows customers to stay up to date with the latest supply chain technology and industry demands, while keeping transportation costs down.

 

Nexans ULTRACKER is made up of four main digital solutions. This global offer contains industry-leading technologies including software that allows customers to access live updates about their cable delivery status, drums geolocation and anti-theft alarms. Thanks to this unique solution, customers have real-time detailed information on their products.

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