Time critical shipments – knowing where and when makes all the difference.

Time-critical shipments mean just that. They have to arrive as soon as possible. So production doesn’t stop because of a lack of spare parts and resources are being used instead of thrown away. But how can you increase the chance of critical shipments arriving on time? Simply track them better. Real-time tracking gives you arrival forecasting and alerts on any deviation.


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Rough is not enough

While some manufacturers and transport companies have an idea of where their cargo is at any time, rough is not enough. When processes are unsynchronised, have inadequate visibility, or poor technical support, it’s easy to lose time and miss deadlines.

The cost of not shipping goods on time can be very high. It can result in:


• Withheld payments/claims when goods are not delivered on time, damaged or destroyed

• Expensive downtime when spare/wear parts are not available

• Manpower wasted in trying to trace the whereabouts of goods

• Unnecessary add-on orders

• Carrying more inventory than should be necessary


This results in poor customer service and possibly lost trade.

 

How do you know your goods will arrive on time?

When goods have to be delivered in a limited time frame, you have to implement streamlined processes or reporting to know exactly where goods are. This type of automation not only greatly improves customer service, it offers new ways to provide visibility, rationalise routes, reduce costs and give the right data to further analyse processes to have a better chance of goods arriving on time.

 

The challenge

Time-critical shipments have to arrive as soon as possible. So production doesn’t stop, food doesn’t go off, and vaccines are fresh. When processes are unsynchronised, have inadequate visibility, or poor technical support, it’s easy to lose time and miss deadlines.

That costs money through withheld payments, expensive downtime, extra manpower and unnecessary add-on orders/extra inventory.

 

Mitigate risks with real-time shipment data

While you can’t predict some incidents – such as a complete stop because of a pandemic, or a serious road traffic accident – using the right tracking hardware and software you can obtain full visibility into the transport chain. That way you can mitigate risks and proactively work to deliver shipments with the minimum possible disruption. Saving the maximum possible time, effort – and of course money.

Save more time and become less critical

When you know exactly where goods are and what alternative routes to take in the event of traffic or other chaos, then you can go a long way to guaranteeing the timely delivery of goods.

Tracking information provides other benefits such as building trust by being transparent, promoting professionalism and offering greater service – and satisfaction.

 

The solution

Detailed, real-time insights into arrival and departure times, late deliveries, route deviations, positioning, temperature & shocks give you full visibility into exactly where goods are. Then you know what alternative routes to take in the event of traffic or other chaos. You can mitigate risks and proactively work to deliver shipments with the minimum possible disruption. You save time, effort – and money.

 

The answer: Visilion

Visilion from Sony is a complete asset tracking and supply chain visibility solution based on trackers, sensors, a cloud service and a web interface. Connected to transport management systems or used standalone, Visilion presents detailed, real-time insights into arrival and departure times, late deliveries, route deviations, positioning, temperature & shocks and more.

Visilion is delivered as a turnkey solution with trackers, a cloud service and a web interface.

Visilion can’t prevent unexpected incidents during transit, but by having real time information, manufacturers and logistics providers can get notified about any deviation and act accordingly. It also supplies the data to enable better decision-making.

The bottom line is simple. The right tracking solution gives better control of time critical deliveries, enhancing both your brand, and your profitability.

 

 

If you are not yet working with advanced supply chain visibility , there has never been a better time to start. Get in touch.

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