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High Tech Security for Supply Chains

  • October 11, 2018
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Protecting Shipments In Transit

As manufacturers and consumer goods providers deal with the explosive growth of e-commerce and the global economy, shipment monitoring for quality and security is more important than ever before. Expensive electronics, raw materials like copper, vaccines and pharmaceuticals, perishable foods and high-value consumer goods transported around the globe are susceptible to a variety of shipping …

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Why the Connected Economy Needs Microservices to Grow

  • September 04, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
CalAmp Microservices Blog

Building a giant monolithic application is proving not to be the most efficient approach for software solutions. The new thinking in software architecture is based instead on microservices, individual components that work together to provide the capabilities of a full-featured application. Microservices make it possible to build applications that would have been impractically large and consuming …

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3 Benefits of Customizing Your Telematics Solution

  • August 15, 2018
  • Brian Burda
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Customizing Your Telematics Solution

Off-the-shelf telematics solutions continue to multiply, filling technology gaps and making it easier to run fleet businesses of many types. With so many applications to choose from, it might seem counterintuitive to consider tailoring a regular telematics solution to fit your operations. In fact, the benefits of customizing a solution often greatly outweigh the investment. …

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Improve Your Accident Management Program with Insurance IoT

  • August 08, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Fleet Management & Accidents

For a fleet manager, accidents are unfortunately not rare occurrences. To save costs, improve recovery and minimize the impact to your operations, it is important to have an effective accident management program in place. Understanding the benefits of process improvements is key in managing post-accident efforts and keeping expenses down. An accident management program provides …

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Protect Your Shipments: 5 Stats to Watch

  • July 19, 2018
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
CalAmp Supply Chain Blog

Real-time visibility into your supply chain is critical for effective logistics management—but without taking time to analyze this data, you might still be leaving yourself open to problems. Here are five important factors to monitor when your cargo is in transit. Real-Time Location The ability to track the location of containers or individual shipments—down to …

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How to Use Location-Based Analytics for Decision Making

  • July 11, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
CalAmp's Esri Blog

Location data is an increasingly important part of business intelligence. Companies use trend analysis to determine where to open new franchise locations or factories based on local economies, demographics and other factors. Recently, maps with up-to-date geographic information system (GIS) data, coupled with real-time intelligent vehicle telematics, have enabled location-based analytics down to the extremely …

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Safer Roads and Mobility: Ensuring Driver Safety via Technology

  • July 09, 2018
  • David Braunstein
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Together for Safer Roads

By: David Braunstein, Together for Safer Roads, President It’s no secret that our roads present many challenges to drivers, regardless of tenure, attitude or aptitude. Unlike many other workplaces, our roads are a dynamic environment where we cannot assume a “normal” workday. So as a matter of best practice, drivers and company leaders are encouraged …

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Emerging Technology for Cold Chain Regulatory Challenges

  • June 13, 2018
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Emerging Technology for Cold Chains

Cool and cold chain management have their own layer of complexity on top of regular logistics. One focus area is quality management, which seeks to monitor and reduce freight spoilage during transit. There are also more regulations and good practices due to food safety and life sciences integrity concerns. Even indirect rules from other government …

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Mobility-as-a-Service: How IoT Technology Is Transforming Transportation

  • March 07, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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  As the shift continues to an on-demand economy, travel and commuting are becoming more personal in nature. It’s about creating your own system, using various modes, to reach your destination. For example, when a train’s track repair affects your commuting route, do you turn to Uber, ZipCar, bikeshare or even a combination of transportation …

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Calculating Driver Risk: The New How for UBI

  • February 28, 2018
  • Peter Byrne
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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  Usage-based insurance (UBI) paired with vehicle telematics is an evolutionary step over traditional risk rating methods for insurance underwriting.  Instead of pricing insurance coverage based mainly on age, credit score, address, occupation and other variables, telematics enables UBI, which can augment the rating factors above and deliver much more insight into the individual driver’s …

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