One area that IoT can help shipping and logistics is in-transit visibility. The industry is comprised of a broad set of companies and technologies and there are many challenges in making data available and keeping it synchronized across the supply chain.
By adding intelligence to pallets and shipping containers, it is possible to collect data such as GPS location, environmental conditions (temperature and humidity) and handling conditions (shock and tamper detection). This is invaluable data for understanding the history of an asset in transit.
Combining these data points with analytics and real-time business rules helps companies reduce asset loss, predict time of arrival and optimize shipping routes. DataV technology can provide these benefits while reducing hardware and communications costs through the use of advanced device intelligence.