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Transparency and integrity for your supply chain

The package delivery turns out to be a wrong delivery, the new LCD TV screen ordered remains black, the auctioned designer piece turns out to be plagiarism - in everyday life, we are often suffering the effects of improper handling of goods. Which is a minor inconvenience for the private citizen, causes in industry and trade high economic damage. Today's supply chains are polynomial and international with a high degree of complexity anda lack of transparency. The causes of integrity violations are often not found. Who is responsible for the transport damage, who pays the cost of lost production? The clarification of the question of guilt is time consuming and expensive. Avoid such scenarios, by having your supply chain under control. Ideally, the supply chain manager always knows where and in which condition his merchandise is. To collect the plurality of information different technologies are used that give whole containers its own intelligence to provide additional information,

Knowledge is power – Start managing your cargo shipments actively

Today I want to get granular on two topics which are essential if you plan to bring your supply chain to excellence. We have asked Supply Chain Managers around the globe where they reckon the highest potential for improvements along their chains in general. It came out, that visibility and information in real time is crucial. I am not talking about tracking services as you might know it from express parcel services. I am talking about real time information that is coming directly from the cargo, for instance a sea freight container. Let’s call this information knowledge. Imagine if you would know the conditions inside your container, like temperature and humidity and get enhanced ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) calculation based on for example vessel positions, instead of simple point-to-point tracking information. This is what I call knowledge and this is what is giving you the power to manage your shipments actively. This must not longer be a nice-to-have, with arviem you can get thi