When transporting goods, there’s a lot that can happen during a journey that impacts the quality of your cargo—from changes in temperature to humidity and shock. And if the goods get damaged, the consequences can be devastating for both your finances and the environment.
Until recently, the ability to monitor container conditions has been extremely limited. But with real-time monitoring devices like MOST, business owners now have access to the insights and supply chain visibility they need to protect their assets and ensure better shipments.
Putting real-time monitoring to the test
A recent article by Greencarrier Freight Services, a leading global freight forwarding company, illustrates just how game changing real-time monitoring can be.
When their customer was suffering from recurring damage to construction equipment during container shipments, Greencarrier put a MOST real-time monitoring system in place to find out exactly why it was happening.
Collecting data about container conditions like location, temperature, light, humidity, and shock, the MOST real-time monitoring device sent alerts throughout the journey whenever conditions deviated or turned harmful.
Data insights reveal the path to better shipments
By the time the journey was complete, it was clear what was causing the damage. Connecting all the dots, the final automatically generated report revealed frequent humidity fluctuations as the container traveled through different climate zones, as well as container shock when the goods were dropped off at the final destination.
Thanks to these insights, Greencarrier was able to help their customer take smart actions to improve their entire shipping process and prevent costly damage from happening in the future. Greencarrier sees great potential in the use of real-time monitoring solutions like MOST in the shipping industry:
“Not only does it provide useful data that can be evaluated and acted upon at an early stage. It also allows all parties in the logistics chain to collaborate, it increases visibility throughout the supply chain and allows you to work in a proactive and long-term way. Instead of having to guess what caused a problem, you can find out exactly what happened, when it happened, and how it happened. In other words, shipping container monitoring is a great tool for improving the quality of shipments.”
The benefits of real-time monitoring
At MOST, we are more than familiar with the benefits of real-time monitoring. We know that the right solution can do more than prevent goods damage. It also enables you to become more sustainable, expand your business, and maximize the efficiency of your entire supply chain.
MOST real-time monitoring helps you
- Get actionable insights in real-time
- Eliminate the risk of human error
- Create greater transparency
- Collect data independently
- Cut administrative costs
- Manage supply chain more sustainably
- Maximize profit potential