Despite the immediate benefits to the supply chain, there is still a lack of knowledge about the competitive advantages of real-time freight visibility. As the supply chain becomes exponentially more complicated, the importance of freight visibility increases due to its ability to provide real-time insight into the location and status of freight.
There are four reasons why freight visibility should be a top priority for trucking:
- Late shipment consequences are becoming more severe.
- Freight visibility isn’t just a nice-to-have. It’s a business requirement.
- Companies require greater insight into disruptive and costly late and off-schedule shipments.
- Greater visibility helps uncover hidden and/or new freight hauling opportunities.
Now is the time to put true freight visibility into practice. It’s a critical way to reap the benefits of real-time insight, which can increase productivity and save costs across the supply chain for all.
PIMM™ Supplier Delivery System supports a shipment-tracking feature that provides the GPS location of the 3rd party carrier during transit. The system will automatically detect if a shipment will be late so the receiver can make alternate plans if they have a product shortage issue.
Once the shipment arrives at the receiving location, the system also provides a “CSI-like” function that identifies where and when the shipment may have been thermally abused.
PIMM™ automatically uploads the temperature data by simply placing the PIMM™ LogTag in its USB cradle. The shipment data is then analyzed and given a grade or rating. Any shipment that has a “D” or “F” will be automatically flagged for inspection.
All shipment data, ratings and reports are dynamically shared with all authorized supply chain partners.
Source: Transport Topics Magazine