Revolutionizing the Track of Railway Operations
Optimized, more efficient processes
“Smart” containers allow transportation companies to optimize their process and fully utilize all assets. Real-time tracking means less time spent locating containers and communicating with drivers about logistics and container checks. It also enables operations planners to make decisions and plans more efficiently, and any problems that arise can be spotted and managed quickly. The data can even be compiled with driver mobile app data and customer information into a cohesive dashboard. All of this adds up to less time wasted and more efficient — and profitable — operations for drivers, planners and customers alike.
Increased security and visibility for customers
This technology boost offers valuable benefit to customers as well in the form of increased visibility and security. Tracking devices can send updates to customers at chosen intervals, transmit alerts to quickly resolve problems and even allow them to follow their shipments’ locations on an aerial map. In short, customers never have to wonder where their products are or if they’re safe and secure.
With over 20 million intermodal containers in use worldwide and an estimated 1.2 million installed intermodal remote tracking systems at the end of 2017, this new wave of “smart” transportation doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. According to Schneider CIO Shaleen Devgun, it’s the transportation of the future: “It’s an ecosystem where the smart container is an essential part of the equation. We are leveraging this to make near real-time decisions to run our network.”
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