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How Does Cargo Signal Support the Retail Industry?

Untitled design (5)-4The retail industry is a whirlwind of moving freight. Product is constantly on the move–from manufacturing plant to warehouse, from warehouse to storefront, from storefront to customer, and beyond. If that movement gets stopped up anywhere along the way, that can mean big delays and even bigger financial losses down the line.

Here are just a few common challenges the retail industry faces without real-time visibility of product: 

  • Theft of highly desirable cargo frequently in transit, including new product launches or prototypes 
  • Damage to products that require temperature/humidity or shock/tilt monitoring
  • Inability to track inventory surplus or shortages efficiently, especially during seasonal sales 
  • Slowdowns in distributions centers or outlets due to still, delayed, or damaged freight  

If your product isn’t where it needs to be, when it needs to be, the sale isn’t possible. The retail industry relies on high supply chain visibility to keep the flow of goods moving at a steady pace. If you’re unaware of where your shipments are or what condition they’re in, you’re risking unnecessary slowdowns or stoppages and the loss of revenue.  

Automate and Optimize Inventory Management 

If you’re still keeping track of your inventory manually, there's room for human error. Automatically tracking your shipments in real time with Cargo Signal gives you full visibility and increased control. You’ll know what’s already come in, what’s still in transit, and when you can expect the next shipment.

Need a rush shipment of seasonal merchandise because the last truckload never arrived? Need to reroute an incoming shipment to a nearby storefront that has higher sales volume? With Cargo Signal, you’ll be able to keep an eye on things and maintain flexibility in a volatile sector. Our Command Center will work with you to make sure you get what you need where you need it. 

Safeguard Your Shipments 

Moving highly desirable merchandise or confidential new products or prototypes intended for launch makes them vulnerable to theft or damage. Without real-time visibility, you’re risking devastating financial losses or the loss of years of innovation. Cargo Signal’s Security Alerts can prevent that from happening. If your freight falls vulnerable to theft, Cargo Signal will sound the alarm and our Command Center will get authorities on the scene.

Likewise, if your shipment sustains shock and possible damage by your carrier, you’ll know the moment it happens, so you can hold those responsible accountable and start problem-solving right away.  

Cargo Signal gives you complete oversight of your supply chain and automates your inventory oversight so you don’t have to make a guessing game out of how many hands it will take to load or unload product at one of your facilities or how many carriers you’ll need to hire to move product from one location to another. Complete oversight means saved time and labor. And saved time and labor means saved money.   

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