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Tips for Transportation Managers: Increase the Visibility, Accountability, and Cost-effectiveness of Moving your Shipments

Transportation Managers can utilize sensor-based logistics to gain real-time supply chain visibility. If your team is looking to increase efficiency and enhance carrier accountability, placing Cargo Signal's IoT-powered sensors on shipments can help. 




How many times a day do you get asked for updates on your shipments? If you only have milestone data at your disposal, you run the risk sounding redundant or out of the loop. 

Now, more than ever, Transportation Managers play a key role in supply chain agility. Rather than waiting for someone to physically search for your freight to give you an update, placing an IoT-powered sensor directly on your cargo can automatically provide you the information you and your team need.

The Cargo Signal Solution

The IoT-powered sensors that Cargo Signal attaches to global freight track real-time data about shipments, providing end-to-end visibility, security, and quality control.

Our technology is supported by a Command Center staffed by logistics professionals who monitor your freight around the clock, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If anything goes wrong with your shipment, Command Center will intervene on your behalf to solve the problem.

  • Customizable alerts allow you to receive updates on arrival & departure times, delay times, carrier route deviation & stationary times, cumulative & consecutive temperature, humidity, light exposure, shock & tilt, and more.
  • Our over 300 offices worldwide can connect you to local resources if a problem arises. 
  • Sensors require no reverse logistics.

Increase Carrier and Forwarder Transparency 

With Cargo Signal, you will know exactly where your freight is, when it will arrive, and what condition it will be arriving in. By increasing the transparency of your carriers, you will be able to provide more accurate updates to your internal and external stakeholders and identify pain points in your supply chain.

Traditionally, companies have attempted to maintain satisfactory performance of carriers and prevent violations to company policy by evaluating and screening their carriers through scorecards. However, obtaining and reviewing scorecards takes time, energy, and research, and it’s not always clear whether the information is objective or self-reported. Even in the best scenario, you’ll have to trust that a carrier’s history will reflect consistent future behavior.

Cargo Signal offers 24/7 transparency of your carriers and forwarders and replaces the need for scorecards altogether. With this new level of oversight, you will know immediately if your freight has been mishandled or damaged and if any unauthorized rerouting or dwell times have occurred that may potentially delay your shipment. 

If your cargo is moving 24/7, you deserve 24/7 visibility, not to mention 24/7 assistance.

Cargo Signal Can Help You:

  • Actively monitor your shipments to provide quick updates on delivery times.
  • Spot potential problems in real time, before they become a bigger issue, and help you reroute freight as necessary.
  • Keep a closer eye on your carriers and increase their accountability.
  • Cut costs by protecting your cargo, alerting you immediately when damage or theft occurs.

Contact Cargo Signal today so we can help you provide real-time updates to your customers and stakeholders.