Transporting freight always carries some degree of risk. The longer the distance from point A to point B, the more your cargo is at danger of theft, damage, or delay.
Recent statistics from the logistics space show just how vulnerable cargo is in transit, and how costly it can be for your business if something goes wrong:
Transporting freight always carries some degree of risk. The longer the distance from point A to point B, the more your cargo is at danger of theft, damage, or delay. Recent statistics from the logistics space show just how vulnerable cargo is in transit, and how costly it can be for your business if something goes wrong:
Whether you’re transporting life-saving pharmaceuticals, vital machinery components, priceless art pieces, cold-chain produce, or everyday necessities, someone somewhere is depending on your ability to deliver your goods safely and securely. What happens if your cargo arrives and you aren’t informed, something is damaged or stolen and you aren’t alerted for days or weeks, or your carrier gets rerouted and you have no idea where they are? If you’re still relying on milestone updates, your cargo is moving faster than your data. That’s a problem. Without proper visibility, you’re risking your customers’ confidence and putting your supply chain in danger.
The Usual Response to Transportation Problems
If you suspect there's been an issue with one of your shipments, it's typically a time-consuming process just to identify the problem. If you aren’t receiving real-time updates about your shipment, you’re probably all too familiar with the long and laborious steps required to sort the problem:
By the time you receive the information you need to begin problem-solving, which may take hours or even days, your freight may have already suffered irreparable damage, your customers may be frustrated, and your supply chain may be facing significant setbacks.
The Cargo Signal Solution
The IoT-powered sensors that Cargo Signal attaches to global freight track real-time data about shipments on the go, providing end-to-end visibility, security, and quality control. Our technology is supported by a Command Center staffed by logistics professionals who monitor your shipments around the clock, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
With Cargo Signal, you can replace the arduous troubleshooting process with two easy steps:
Trust Cargo Signal to Take Control of your Transportation Problems
Rather than waiting for someone to physically search for your freight to give you an update, placing a sensor directly on your cargo can provide you with real-time information delivered directly to you on one easy-to-use platform. With Cargo Signal, you will know exactly where your freight is, when it will arrive, and what condition it will be arriving in.
Customizable alerts provide you and your chosen stakeholders updates about your freight in 4 categories: Location & Delay, Security, Temperature, and Shock & Tilt. Location & Delay tells you where your cargo is, whether it’s on the correct and timeliest route, if it’s experiencing unauthorized dwell times, and how far it is from its destination. Our Security alerts inform you if your cargo is compromised or has been made vulnerable to theft, and our Temperature alerts will tell you if it’s fallen out of acceptable temperature and humidity range. Finally, our Shock & Tilt alerts ensure that your shipment is not physically impacted without you being informed.
Cargo Signal Can Help You:
If you want to improve your supply chain performance using sensor-based logistics, Cargo Signal is a great option. Contact a representative today and request a demo to get started.
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