Cargo inventory tracking & monitoring
Trucks, trailers, shipment cargo – theft, short shipment and misplacement, and non billed usage costs transport logistics & freight forwarding organizations worldwide billions of dollars. Bluetooth mesh enabled software solutions for freight logistics industries can help reduce theft and misuse of expensive cargo & equipment in a transport logistics & supply chain environment.
Wireless tracking & monitoring of cargo inventory
Cargo theft worldwide remains a very serious issue. One piece of the good news of late had been that theft levels in Europe had been declining in recent years. But that changed in 2013, according to a new report from Freightwatch, a provider of cargo security services that monitors events worldwide. Thefts in Europe were up more than 60% last year, the company says, and much of that due to the activities of organized cargo theft gangs. In some areas of Europe, violent hijackings are still common, something rarely seen in the US. Our inventory tracking solutions for supply chain logistics and fleet management can help your business save millions.
- Reporting of trucks at depots and warehouses
- Monitoring of the environment within the truck
- Tracking high-value shipments
- Realtime information on trucks using GPS integration
- On the fly movement of shipment goods while in motion
- Fleet management spares tracking and workshop workflow
- Time spent at each location
- Automated inventory tracking
Warehouse industry inventory tracking
According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and National Equipment Register (NER), the annual estimates of the cost of equipment theft vary between $300 million and $1 billion annually — with most estimates panning out around the $400 million. And every month, nearly 1,000 pieces of commercial equipment are reported stolen to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). With the average value of a stolen piece of equipment estimated to be $22,300, according to the NER and NICB’s 2011 Heavy Equipment Theft Report, the costs add up quickly for fleets.
Pharma industry theft
(15 September 2014 – Brussels, Belgium): The pan-European medicines verification system that EFPIA, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, is currently implementing with all supply chain stakeholders in Europe, will put an end to the resale of stolen and counterfeit drugs in the legitimate supply chain.
Last week the Italian Medicines Agency, AIFA, reported on the latest results of its on-going investigation about stolen medicines in Italian hospitals. According to a 2014 report from Transcrime (Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime, Milan University), between 2006 and 2013, one hospital out of ten in Italy registered thefts of pharmaceuticals.