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A New Way to Monitor Your Last Mile Deliveries

  • May 03, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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The customized delivery industry is very competitive. Society in general has been creating more and more personalized services from emails to medicine. Why not offer a service that provides tailored delivery visibility for customers who need it?

At the core, each company needs to make sure the correct package is delivered to the appropriate customer location by the approved time. As discussed in our previous here blog, packages are most likely scanned at the origin and destination points. However, what if you needed to report the shipment’s location as well as other parameters such as temperature while in transit?

Your customers might require visibility into the condition of certain cargo for regulatory reasons and chain of custody reporting. Refrigerated and frozen food, including pet food, must stay within certain temperature guidelines set out by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Pharmaceuticals are regulated by the FDA’s Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) as well as good distribution practices. When tasked with staying in compliance throughout the delivery journey, smart sensors become a vital component of your logistics services.

As the delivery provider, you need the capability to monitor temperature and be alerted when a package falls outside of the required temperature range. Now there is a new solution available to those wanting to upgrade their package visibility. CalAmp is debuting iOn Tags to help shippers and their clients gain access to data on temperature, humidity, light and more with GPS and Bluetooth (BLE) sensors tags. These tags transmit to CalAmp’s SCiOn™ Command Portal for easy access to the information on-demand and can easily push status to your customers.

Having reliable real-time data also allows you to provide better customer service. You will be able to troubleshoot any issues sooner and keep the client informed. Want to learn more about this new supply chain visibility tool? Read the official press release here and visit CalAmp SCI™ here.

If you would like to discuss this topic in-person and learn more about the technology, meet with CalAmp SCI staff at the CLDA Annual Meeting at booth #17 on May 3-5 in Orlando, or contact us here.