HONG KONG's Kerry Logistics Network is leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) with the introduction of smart sensors to monitor cargo across ocean, air and ground transportation routes round-the-clock, thereby facilitating total supply chain visibility and enhancing security.
With real-time information available on the digital supply chain, the company is able to provide timely and useful data to international customers for agile decision-making and response to achieve ultimate supply chain optimisation.
The devices, accepted in 190 countries, transmit data on location and environmental variables including temperature, pressure, tilt, shock, humidity and pilferage to multiple stakeholders along the supply chain, facilitating their cooperation and timely reaction to unforeseeable circumstances.
Managing director global freight forwarding Mathieu Biron said: "Our adoption of smart sensor provides international customers with greater visibility and control, thus improving the quality of their operations, exception management and demand planning. And do so at lower operating costs."
Sensor-based logistics solution is particularly useful for time and environmental-sensitive shipments such as in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. It also adds huge value to premium goods including high value consumer electronic products.
"With the adaptive smart sensor solution, our customers can make immediate decisions at any stage across the supply chain based on actionable intelligence, which enables them to minimise loss and enhance efficiency," he said.
"We anticipate the sensor-based logistics solution becoming an indispensable part of the supply chain with the increasing adoption of IoT in the global logistics practices," Mr Biron added.