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Internet of things – Intelligent warehouse, monitoring & tracking cargo theft ; fleet management ; in-transit cargo protection in logistics yard management

The Internet of Things for logistics yard management, tracking vehicles, and drivers like never before, transforming the industry in a way never thought possible before.

Here are the 5 main benefits IoT has brought to logistics yard management:

  1. Greater Visibility: Previously, fleet management providers couldn’t find out if drivers were making unnecessary stops on their routes, whether they were driving recklessly, wasting fuel, and so on. However, thanks to IoT in logistics yard management, the company can now closely monitor the activities of drivers from a remote location, and get an insight into their behavior and also into the performance of their vehicles. By knowing where the drivers and vehicles are at any given time, the organization can recognize potential problems and take corrective action before they become huge problems that threaten driver safety, ruin client experiences, and affect revenues.

Improved Deployment: With IoT, fleet management providers can know the weather, traffic, and road conditions at a particular location and time. This helps them to allocate and deploy their resources – drivers, and vehicles – much more efficiently. This way you can ensure timely deliveries, resulting in happier customers and better revenues. Bluetooth mesh sensor devices can be configured to collect air and road temperatures, wind speed, humidity, and more. This helps the management determine how many vehicles, and which vehicles to deploy, as well as the best routes to take.

Logistics yard management through realtime asset tracking

  1. Undertake Preventive Maintenance: IoT remote monitoring helps you take care of your vehicles in a much better manner. You can set alerts for service requirements like inspection reminders, low battery, coolant temperature, check engine, tire pressure, brake pad wear, and tear, and so on. You can conduct preventive maintenance to keep your fleet in top condition and keep them running safely, without incurring delays and sudden expenses because of breakdowns.

  1. Leverage huge amounts of data: Fleets churn out a tremendous amount of information about fuel consumption, tracking speed, miles traveled, utilization of vehicles, and so on. Previously, this information was collected manually – giving rise to errors and lags: there was a time gap between the problem happening, it being noticed, and when corrective action could be taken. However, today, real-time data collection has been made possible by IoT monitoring tools. Fleet managers have access to realtime data, can analyze it, and act on it quickly.

  1. Optimize Costs: In any business, you want to reduce costs, and fleet management is no different. When all devices, drivers, and vehicles are connected, fleet managers can understand clearly how and where their money is used. They can then identify where the money is being wasted, and work towards preventing such incidents. Lower costs translate to better revenues. Read about Tyre management software.

Realtime asset tracking is the way forward for logistics yard management, not just for Scania fleet management, but for almost all businesses. Organizations that embrace the technology now with Intelligent warehouses, digital twin, etc, will have an edge over their competition for sure.