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SMART CARGO IN 60 SECONDS: Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT technology is transforming supply chains, but what is it and how does it work? IoT is the difference between real-time data vs event-based milestones. Our IoT-powered sensors eliminate the inefficient and time-consuming track-and-trace monitoring of your shipments. Leverage IoT to bring real-time visibility to your supply chain today.  

What is IoT anyway? The “Internet of Things” is what makes all the “smart” products around you possible. Think of the smartphone in your pocket, the smart watch on your wrist or the smart lock in your home. When physical objects are able to connect to the internet and give you the ability to view its data or make changes through a digital platform - that’s IoT. And, now, IoT is coming to the logistics industry making “Smart Cargo” a reality. Here at Cargo Signal we attach an IoT-powered sensor to your cargo so it can transmit real-time data about its location and condition throughout it’s journey. Traditionally, the only information supply chain professionals had were milestone data points like departure and arrival - but all that allows you to be is reactive. With IoT technology you can not only see exactly where your cargo is mid-transit but it allows you to be proactive about issues that may cause late deliveries.