Logistics and Transportation Solutions
Unified Asset Visibility for Indoor and Outdoor Logistics and Transportation
In logistics and transportation operations, processes change rapidly; vehicles and equipment move within and between facilities and inventory levels highly fluctuate. Location, status and condition data of assets (i.e. shipping containers, racks, carriers, vehicles) can boost operational efficiency and drive profitability in logistics environments indoors or outdoors, including yards, parking lots, transportation hubs, warehouses and distribution centers. AeroScout’s Unified Asset Visibility solutions enable logistics and transportation operations to maintain visibility in any environment throughout the enterprise by combining various sources of location, status and condition data - including Active RFID, Passive RFID, GPS, and advanced sensors – over standard Wi-Fi networks, into a single platform.
Real-time visibility is critical for streamlining business processes and operations in logistics yards. The AeroScout Visibility solution enables overseeing the location of all trailers and containers as well as yard service vehicles throughout the yard in real-time while automating and increasing efficiency of gate and dock operations. The data can be integrated to any inventory management system in order to ensure optimal scheduling and planning. Customers can efficiently manage trailers and containers in large distributed yards, improve labor productivity, expedite gate entry and reduce costs related to vehicle patrols.
Shipping and Freight
The delivery industry is extremely dependent on location and condition of delivered goods. Truck, trailer and container departure and arrival times at hubs and other destinations can be monitored in real-time. By maintaining accurate and real-time visibility of roll-cages and shipping containers moving in between distributed hubs and locations, the efficiency and speed of delivery services can be significantly improved. Sensitive products can also be monitored throughout the supply chain (i.e. temperature monitoring of pharmaceutical products) to ensure safety and regulatory compliance.
Dynamically changing inventory in large distribution centers can be very challenging for suppliers that are required to meet high customer service levels. A visibility solution from AeroScout enables distribution centers and warehouses whether indoors or outdoors to constantly monitor inventory levels, capacity, arrival and departure of assets to the site or to specific stations on site. Such information enables significant improvements in efficiency and quality of service. Sensitive products can also be monitored while in storage or transit (i.e. temperature monitoring of food and pharmaceutical products) to ensure product quality and regulatory compliance.
"With real-time visibility of our assets we’re able to maximize efficiencies across the board. The AeroScout solution eliminates almost completely the manual inventory scanning of roll cages and empowers us to make quicker and better decisions."
- TNT Express Worldwide Networks