Kerry Logistics to offer ‘smart sensor’ providing ‘total supply chain visibility’

Kerry Logistics will offer customers the option of using a ‘smart sensor’ within their supply chain, which enables total supply chain visibility and improved security.

The logistics firm said the smart sensor monitors cargo across ocean, air, and ground transportation around-the-clock and is accepted in over 190 countries. Both consignees and shippers are able to obtain first-hand information about the physical environment of the cargo through constant personalised alerts or via the KerrierVISION visibility portal.

The sensor can “transmit seamless data on location and environmental variables including temperature, pressure, tilt, shock, humidity, and pilferage to multiple stakeholders along the supply chain”, Kerry said.

“End-to-end visibility has become a prerequisite to the agility to any supply chain,” Mathieu Biron, managing director – Global Freight Forwarding of Kerry Logistics, said. “Global supply chains are increasingly complex. Our adoption of smart sensor provides international customers with greater visibility and control, thus improving the quality of their operations, exception management, and demand planning. And do so at lower operating costs.”

The sensors will be particularly useful for time and environmental-sensitive shipments such as in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. “It also adds huge value to premium goods including high value consumer electronic products,” the logistics firm explained.

“With the adaptive smart sensor solution, our customers can make immediate decisions at any stage across the supply chain based on actionable intelligence, which enables them to minimise loss and enhance efficiency. We anticipate the sensor-based logistics solution becoming an indispensable part of the supply chain with the increasing adoption of IoT in the global logistics practices,” Biron added.

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