As of today, all ParceLive users are now able to create profiles where they can configure sensor settings based on their own needs for specific goods and shipments. Profiles are a set of parameters applied to a journey to govern the behaviour of a specific set of parameters returned by a device. As each ParceLive user might be shipping different types of goods via various modes of transportation, they must be able to set a specific tracking profile per shipment request. There are numerous ParceLive users all from varying industries. As a result, each customer or channel partner therefore has different variables that are important for them to monitor whilst tracking shipments.
Determining the frequency of receiving alerts for when exceptional events are triggered is another feature that can be adjusted with profiling. A customer or channel partner who is tracking a shipment that is either within their own country or within close range of them does not necessarily need to worry about conserving battery life. With long distances abroad however, the need for a longer battery life is more pertinent. As the user will want to know the location, condition and security of their shipment across the entirety of the delivery journey, the frequency at which the tracker reports back on data must be adjusted accordingly to the length of the journey. If the goods in transport are extremely sensitive to the conditions they’re kept in, then regular alerts will be required to ensure consignments do not expire which in turn can have an affect on battery life.
Recognising the needs of the various industries that use ParceLive for specific goods and shipments helps to understand how profiling can vary from user to user. Those who work in the pharmaceutical supply chain require the ParceLive tracker to report back on temperature and humidity. These variables however do not apply to supply chain professionals working in automotive who are more interested in knowing whether not shipments have been subject to impact or shock.
Below is an image of a profile being created for the pharmaceutical industry: