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5 good reasons to use live GSM trackers

Nadia Hilger

Nadia Hilger

Apr 17, 2019

5 good reasons to use live GSM trackers
Nadia Hilger

Nadia Hilger

Apr 17, 2019

Global tracking data in real-time: Not only logistics players with complex supply chains benefit from live GSM tracking solutions

GSM trackers have plenty of advantages: In contrast to GPS trackers, the transmission of data on movement, position, light changes and temperature can take place from anywhere in the world where there are mobile phone networks. Global coverage for supply chain monitoring, for example, is thus guaranteed. Since GSM trackers are very energy efficient, they can achieve an autonomy of up to 1 year. Unlike track-and-trace solutions based on scanning and RFID, no expensive investments in infrastructure are necessary. In addition to clear advantages for the logistics industry with its complex supply chains, there are many other areas of application for GSM based real-time trackers. Let’s take a look!

Achieving transparency in complex networks: GSM trackers for postal and logistics companies

Supply chains of postal and logistics companies are usually composed of many partners and companies. In these complex networks, a lack of transparency regarding processes in the various areas of responsibility is common, and the causes of loss times often lie in the dark. GSM trackers enable precise insights into delivery, handover, sorting and logistics processes within complex networks. Their data enable to detect deviations and irregularities in the supply chain and to react immediately to alerts that are triggered by any abnormalities. Based on tracker data, specific questions regarding process flows and delays can be answered and a better understanding of structures and processes within the supply chain is guaranteed. Moreover, measurements with GSM live tracker technologies can form the foundation for data-driven quality monitoring, enabling detailed investigations of logistics processes. When does a shipment arrive at a depot, when does it leave again? Which route between sorting centers is best? For example, for parcel shipments, real-time tracking can provide valuable information about the delivery process. The tracker reliably sends position information at predefined measurement intervals, which thanks to GSM technology also works if the shipment is in a container or building.

Minimizing the risk of damage and loss: How insurance companies can use GSM trackers to their advantage

The ability to reliably monitor valuable goods and shipments is attractive to insurance companies because identifying those responsible for claims is often a lengthy process.Thanks to the reliable and global coverage of GSM trackers, it is possible to identify where and in whose area of responsibility damage has occurred. In addition, based on tracking data, insurance companies can identify critical situations and minimize potential damage.

Optimizing manufacturing processes: Real-time tracking for automotive

For the automotive industry, complete supply chain transparency is crucial for just-in-time production. GSM trackers enable the seamless monitoring of global deliveries: Components required for production can be tracked in order to harmonize production processes and optimize coordination with subcontractors and transport partners. In the event of a delay in the delivery of parts, alerts are triggered and downstream processes can be adapted and the causes of the delay in the supply chain can be analyzed. Trackers can also be installed in finished vehicles to locate the vehicles until delivery.

Staying on-top: Efficient Container Management with global tracking

The loss of a leading logistics company amounted to up to 1 billion Euros per year due to not knowing the locations of its containers. A management of the container fleet based on active container tracking allows to react flexibly to supply and demand requirements and is the key to operational efficiency and cost reduction in the highly competitive container logistics market. Thanks to low operating costs, large container fleets can be equipped with live trackers at affordable prices. Specific add-ons like the K-Box for Kizy trackers support long-term tracking needs in rough conditions for the container shipping industry. The trackers send data both indoors and outdoors, so that the exact position of a particular container can be determined at any time, anywhere in the world where there are mobile networks or Wi-Fi available. The tracker information is also sent from inside buildings. Thus, container inventory is carried out at the push of a button, enabling efficient fleet management, cost reduction and better service offers for customers.

Securing against theft: Live GSM trackers for locating rental cars and other high-end machines

For rental car companies it is important to keep an eye on their own vehicles when it comes to adhering to contract conditions. An unauthorized journey abroad with a rental vehicle can be quickly detected with live trackers. GSM trackers can be hidden anywhere in or under a vehicle, which makes them ideal for car rental services. As they require very little energy and work for months without power, they are invaluable for theft protection of rental cars and any high-value equipment. The wide geographical coverage of live trackers allows vehicles to be located abroad, even if they are parked in a garage or hidden in a container. Vehicles can be reported immediately in the event of suspected theft and can be tracked in real-time, thus supporting police investigations. For a leading car rental company in Europe, the vehicle location with live trackers has resulted in a significantly higher rate of theft investigations and secured rental cars. (Read more about How GSM Asset Tracking Solutions Help With Theft Prevention)

To sum it up

Application scenarios for tracking solutions with real-time GSM trackers are varied and endless. GSM trackers can support any cargo and shipment tracking, container handling, inventory and asset management, quality monitoring, process and project coordination. They can be applied to any use case where more visibility is required, such as in complex, global supply chains. Spectos uses the GSM trackers from Kizy Tracking for in-depth analyses and detailed investigations of logistics processes to discover the root causes of delays and losses.

Are you interested in finding out how Spectos uses GSM-based live trackers for the postal and logistics industries to monitor the quality of services and analyze business operations? We look forward to receiving your inquiry!