The global supply chain’s rapid growth is encouraging companies to look for new ways to improve efficiency, cut waste, and enhance supply chain dependability to deliver a superior customer experience. One tool for accomplishing these goals is sensor-based logistics (SBL).

shipment monitoring
shipment monitoring

SBL provides full visibility inside shipments while they’re in motion, helping to ensure they reach their destination in the customer’s anticipated condition. It is an emerging logistics model in which multiple sensors transmit cargo data to multiple partners, enabling them to collaborate and respond to unexpected situations.

The sensor devices detect current shipment location and environmental variables such as temperature, light exposure, relative humidity, and barometric pressure, then wirelessly communicate these variables to the shipper. Accompanying management software displays, stores, and analyzes the data.

Using GPS technology, SBL allows shippers to create customized, location-based alerts called geofences to inform them if a shipment deviates from its route, and whether it is scheduled for timely delivery.

A range of industries can benefit from SBL. For example, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies shipping items that are either very difficult or impossible to replace—such as tissue specimens for clinical trials and/or diagnostic testing—need the environmental variables of these packages carefully maintained while in transit. By monitoring factors such as light exposure, temperature, and humidity, an SBL solution could save the specimens from damage.

Keeping customers informed extends past simple package delivery, however. By receiving continuous data while shipments are en route, users can take advantage of intervention services such as re-icing cold chain shipments, inspecting and repackaging damaged goods, or involving law enforcement to pursue stolen products. Instead of reacting to supply chain faults, SBL places control in the hands of the management team to proactively avoid these issues.

The PIMM™ Supplier Delivery System provides our customers with a customized quality management solution for inbound deliveries. iPIMM™ SuD is the first software platform that elevates the traditional “temperature logger” to integrated cold chain solution allowing the driver to guarantee a quality delivery.

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Source: Inbound Logistics

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