Easing Supply Chain Management with Asset Tracking
Our blog post explores six ways asset tracking can help reduce costs and wastage in the supply chain, and the technologies you may want to consider for your asset tracking requirements. […]
The transport sector is experiencing a boom in demand thanks to the growth of internet shopping, but it’s under scrutiny to improve driver safety and commit to sustainability initiatives.
The Internet of Things (IoT) can help drive value by allowing logistics companies to track shipments, ensuring that goods can be offloaded efficiently, that drivers are following company guidance for mileage and speed, and that customers are kept informed about the whereabouts of their delivery.
The data can also be merged with traffic, weather and previous journey data to help logistics companies plot the most fuel-efficient and safe route.
“In addition to the internal information requirements, vendors such as carriers, warehouse operators, and 3PLs also need to exchange information with the logistics team on a daily basis to ensure that the company’s products are delivered at the right time to the right place at the right cost.” – BlueGrace
Another key reason for satellite connectivity in logistics is to maintain continuous communication with drivers, pilots and helmsmen. It’s not easy to do this if they’re travelling across remote areas, but it’s critical to build efficiency into your supply chain.
Through regular two-way communication you can ensure that your fleet, your customers and your back office staff are all made aware of hold ups or problems; you can respond more quickly in an emergency; and you can expedite certain deliveries if needed.
Ground Control specialises in bringing your data home: through a combination of satellite and cellular connectivity, we ensure that, when you have to deliver, we’ve got you covered.
Learn how Ground Control helps companies keep track of valuable assets around the globe.
Vessel monitoring systems (VMS) are used by an increasing number of private and commercial maritime organisations for varying purposes. Systems will have requirements to transmit anything from location information to messaging, catch reporting, and emergency alerts.
For taxi and private hire companies, getting drivers to the correct locations on time is key to their success. Late arrivals mean unhappy customers and unnecessary delays reduce a taxi’s earning time. Ground Control provides a simple, cost-effective, feature-rich alternative to PMR-based (private mobile radio) solutions.
Ground Control works with the world’s best manufacturers and satellite communication service providers to ensure that we can offer our logistics customers impartial advice on the best products, airtime and services for their needs. Here are a small number of suggestions, but we’d encourage you to get in touch so we can learn more about your needs and provide a custom proposal.Contact Us