Wiliot IoT Platform Helps Israel’s Largest Retailer Build the World’s First Farm-to-Store Intelligent Supply Chain
Using Wiliot’s new Reusable Transport Item (RTI) solution, Israel’s largest retailer became the first in the world to create an intelligent farm-to-store supply chain, continuously monitoring the location and temperature of produce to ensure freshness for its customers.
Wiliot, the Internet of Things pioneer whose IoT platform is enabling trillions of everyday “things” to gain intelligence and harness the power of the cloud, today announced the Wiliot Reusable Transport Item (RTI) solution, built on the company’s revolutionary Wiliot IoT platform.
Shufersal, Israel’s largest retailer, is already embracing real-time visibility through the adoption of Wiliot’s RTI solution, creating a fully transparent supply chain from farm to store and ensuring the timely delivery of high-quality produce, extending shelf life, and minimizing food waste. In Summer 2021, Wiliot and Shufersal completed a successful pilot of Wiliot’s RTI solution and its ability to track the movement and condition of produce from the time it’s picked to its placement in Shufersal stores around Israel.
“Being able to see in real time that produce shipments were kept at the right temperature and knowing exactly how many days passed from when it was picked to when it arrived in stores has been eye-opening,” said Zvika Fishheimer, Shufersal’s Executive Vice President. “Shufersal is committed to offering our customers the highest quality and our ability to trace produce through our supply chain means we and our farmers can take every step necessary to deliver the freshest food in the market.”
Based on the successful pilot, Shufersal is now rolling out the Wiliot RTI solution throughout the country, deploying more than 1 million RTIs and installing wireless communications infrastructure to support roughly 250 farmers and distributors and 300 Shufersal stores. The solution will even include wireless readers and mobile network gateways on farmers’ tractors to ensure supply chain visibility out at the very edge.
Check out the digital supply chain in action:
“Wiliot works with global retailers and their partners to implement intelligent, sustainable supply chains and Shufersal is leading the way,” said Perry. “In collaboration with Shufersal, we’re able to shine a light into their supply chain where no one could before—right down to the tractor transporting produce from a field. Extending shelf life and tracing quality end to end are just two of the amazing capabilities that can transform how businesses can more efficiently move products from producer to consumer.”