As an early adopter of science-based environmental targets, the Sony group understands the immense challenge posed by climate change. That is why we have committed to reducing our own environmental footprint to zero by 2050. Achieving an environmentally responsible business will require minimising the footprint of our own products, as well as developing technologies that support sustainable business models for others. We are confident that the 'Road to Zero' will be paved with powerful, creative and innovative technologies.
As actors in the global supply chain, you also have a key role to play in creating a sustainable future. Connecting people and businesses, you have the power to strengthen our planet through a smarter global trade network, and we can help you. We believe that a big part of the solution lies in successfully gathering and analysing data. Through a deeper understanding of transport routes, emissions and losses, you will be able to coordinate your supply chain better – ultimately making it greener and more efficient.
Through intelligent connectivity, Sony’s IoT-based tracking solution Visilion provides the necessary information to move your supply chain into a more sustainable future. It tracks your goods in transit and provides a wealth of data related to their condition and location. This data then serves as a basis for optimising your operations, leading to both economic and environmental savings.
Having access to detailed shipment data can help you determine more fuel-efficient routes or modes of transport. By notifying you if there’s a delay, a route deviation or a significant temperature variation, Visilion allows you to mitigate risks and avoid losses.
There are big potential savings for your customers too. If a crucial spare part is being delivered to a manufacturing plant, for example, time is of the essence. It pays to be fully aware of any delays that might lead to a production stop and product waste. Similarly, if a medical device or temperature sensitive medicine is being transported, all parties benefit from having full visibility into the supply chain. In extreme situations, such as when transporting food or medical aid to victims of famine and war, an efficient and connected supply chain can actually help save lives.
Providing easy ways to share data between supply chain actors, Visilion helps you to work more effectively together, building trust, further mitigating risks and reducing waste. The benefits are tangible; not only for those directly involved, but for society as a whole.
Download this white paper to learn why digitalisation is now more important than ever and how companies counter the effects of critical events through greater digitalisation of their supply chain.