Use Cases Shipment Tracking

Shipment Tracking

Utilizing IoT and digital supply chain management platforms have moved far beyond looking at only ocean carrier milestones. With this new level of end-to-end shipment visibility, shippers can instantly access transit times from every carrier along the route to create efficiencies and increase communication within their organizations – ultimately providing the highest level of customer satisfaction.

Digitized data comes in many formats, including feeds from the Internet of Things (IoT). Global supply chains are ideal candidates for IoT applications because there are so many moving parts and multiple parties. IoT applications capture and share immense amounts of data that equip logistics managers with a level of visibility not previously achievable. Specifically, for shippers and the carriers moving their products, advances in cellular devices and networks have made it possible for less-than-truckload (LTL) and other over-the-road truckers to provide tracking data.

These connected tracking devices feed into transportation management and supply chain platforms to provide critical information at the pallet and package level. When connected with the ocean, air, and rail shipment tracking, these last mile data systems give shippers a competitive edge. To alleviate the pressure on your supply chain, the most important component is a technology platform with one big view of everything across your multimodal transportation ecosystem.

 

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Transforming Legacy Business Process with IoT
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Wireless GPS Tracking & Security Monitoring
Wireless GPS Tracking & Security Monitoring
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The GPS Tracking Device System Market is expected to grow at USD 2.53 billion by 2023, at 11.9% of CAGR between 2017 and 2023.

Source: Market Research Future

What is the business value of this IoT use case and how is it measured?
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What business value do shipment tracking technology?

It enables shippers to be in control of their transportation and locate freight at any point in its journey.

How can IoT based shipment tracking and monitoring solutions help your supply chain?

- Improved product quality and consistency

- Decreased  in warehousing and storage costs

- Reduced impact of stock outs

- Staying pro-active during supply chain disruptions

- Reduced product shrinkage and insurance costs

- Trade route analysis

- Lower Labor Costs

- Improved Brand Protection

 

Which technologies are used in a system and what are the critical technology?
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How is shipping tracking technology made up?

It is made up of three things: sensors, connectivity, and applications. 

Sensors make it possible to know the location of your containers, and the connectivity piece (which is particularly difficult when at sea) transmits that location data back to an application. Often shipping companies will pull the location data out of an API and put it into their logistics platform, where the data can be analyzed.

Which systems enable to control transportation?

Track and trace features are available on a transportation management system (TMS). With this technology, companies have insight into carrier performance, transportation costs, and market trends as they manage their logistics. 

 

What data is obtained by the system and what are the critical data management decision points?
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How is data obtained by the system?

There are different ways like BLE tags, GPS or WiFi.

 

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