Companies that provide flatbed trucking face different challenges at every step from delays, theft and damages. There are instances when the issues only become apparent when the materials arrive at their destination. With entire shipments at risk, the trucking company needs a smart modern solution.
The smart modern solution could be Internet of Things (IoT). By providing the necessary visibility of goods in transit, IoT can be the source of actionable data. However, IoT must be implemented properly to enable agility and streamline operations so that companies can maintain competitiveness in the fast-moving world.
However, in spite of the benefits that can be gained from IoT, mainstream adoption in the supply chain still has to be achieved. IoT is composed of a network of objects that are capable of transferring data without any human interaction. In some instances, the IoT devices are self-contained and uses a network of tiny sensors and computer chips that communicate with a central beacon device that processes the data.
Logistics companies usually affix the sensors to packaging or embed them within the end product to relay important information on the physical condition of the cargo. The sensors can track the movement, light levels or temperature of the entire shipment or a specific product. Sensors can also be customized to monitor goods that are sensitive to jolts and tilting. The major benefit gained is instant data about the physical condition of the shipment. Real time visibility is achieved throughout the supply chain with opportunities for optimization.
The use of IoT devices allows logistics companies to respond to any compromised cargo before they reach the intended destination. Damages and delays can be isolated with accurate status updates. Data collected from the sensors will reveal patterns that can help with predictive analysis, contingency planning and security. Information will be immediately available to every link in the supply link.
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