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SMART CARGO IN 60 SECONDS: Sensor-Based Logistics

Ready to take control of your supply chain? Real-time, in-transit visibility is the first step. Rather than waiting for someone to physically search for your freight to give you an update, placing a sensor directly on your cargo can automatically provide you information about where it is and whether it’s safe.

Do you know what sensor-based logistics is? To understand this supply chain innovation you have to be aware of 5 key components; sensors, data, alerts, intervention and notifications. First, our sensors get attached to your container, pallet or box then go on to transmit data about its location and condition. If the data points signal an issue an alert will be generated letting you know action is needed. Or you can have our logistics professionals in the Command Center who monitor your shipments 24/7, 365 days a year intervene on your behalf to solve the issue. You're notified about all this activity by logging into our platform for a clear, central operating picture of your supply chain. Sensor-based logistics is made possible by a bigger technology trend called IoT, also known as the “Internet of things.” Simply put, IoT allows for a physical object to be connected to the internet. Think of items like smart watches, smartphones and smart door locks. Here at Cargo Signal we leverage IoT technology to help you stay connected to your supply chain in real-time.