The rise in border uncertainty not just in Britain but across the world has led to an increased demand for shipment visibility and transparency. With the time it takes for goods to cross borders no longer certain or predictable knowing where shipments will likely get held up, and how long for regardless of the carrier or which country they are entering will become paramount. According to a supply chain survey conducted by Food Manufacture, biggest supply chain needs relate to product and ingredient traceability by 49%, which qualifies this capability as the biggest logistics concern in the food industry this year.
Cross border tracking solutions such as ParceLive offer access to real-time data allowing each unique product or shipment to be tracked and monitored throughout the supply chain. Whether by air or water global shipments are set to come under increased customs delays and scrutiny in the coming years. The best way to safeguard shipments to ensure direct knowledge and visibility on them at all times is via a real-time asset/shipment location and environmental tracking capability.
As well as providing location data on shipments ParceLive also allows those shipping cross border to access information on whether their shipments were opened at customs or mishandled while they were there. By interpreting data on a higher level users of the service will also be able to predict which crossings experience the most delays and advise future shipments in real time direct from the parcel. This enables immediate action to be taken to promptly address and correct any issues throughout the chain. Access to real-time data when shipping cross border is crucial to improve the overall supply chain processes in an ever changing and unpredictable environment. With the integration of intelligent systems and monitoring technologies such ParceLive users of the service can track inventory status cross border on a piece by piece or pallet by pallet basis regardless of who is carrying the shipment itself. This data integrated across supply chains means the capability to detect bottle necks and hold ups before they even occur saving money, waste and time.