For Visilion users, even when shipments are out of sight, they’re always visible. Sony’s smart, IoT-based tracking solution gives supply managers access to real-time location data on their shipments, and a sense of control over their operations.
Robust, slimline Visilion trackers are attached to or placed inside shipping crates or containers. Equipped with GPS sensors, they let users to follow the progress of shipments - whether raw materials or finished goods - at every stage from supplier to customer and beyond. They upload data continuously to a cloud service, where it is analysed and made available via an intuitive web interface.
Having access to precise positioning information, logistics managers can enjoy continuous visibility of their shipments. Because they know about events as they happen, not hours or even days after, they can respond effectively to delays and deviations.
If a shipment deviates from its planned route, Visilion generates an automatic alert and shows the deviation on Visilion’s online route map. The driver might have a good reason for the diversion, but it also possible that the shipment has been stolen and, in that case, needs to be investigated right away.
Access to real-time data also enables managers to juggle different suppliers when necessary, with major benefits for supply chain resilience.
Logistics companies can also make Visilion data available to their customers, which builds mutual confidence and trust and can make a big difference to customer satisfaction. The entire supply chain becomes more robust thanks to increased visibility and control, and the ability to minimise disruption and mitigate risks.