Global logistics is a complex and challenging area that requires constant innovation and optimization. One of the key aspects of logistics is tracking freight shipments across different modes of transport, such as land, air and sea. Traditionally, this has been done using barcodes, RFID tags, or GPS devices, but these methods have cost, accuracy and compatibility limitations.
That's why DB Schenker, one of the leading and fastest-growing global logistics service providers, has partnered with Senso, a manufacturer of ultra-thin disposable labels that can be attached to containers, pallets, or individual packages. These labels enable tracking shipments via ground, air and sea freight on a single platform, using DB Schenker's eSchenker portal.
The labels are made of a millimeter-thin material that contains a microchip and an antenna. They communicate with a network of sensors installed at strategic locations along the supply chain, such as warehouses, ports and airports. The sensors collect and transmit the data to the eSchenker portal, where the customers can access real-time information about the location and status of their shipments and their current estimated delivery time.
The benefits of this solution are manifold:
- It reduces the cost and complexity of tracking shipments by eliminating the need for multiple devices and systems.
- It improves the accuracy and reliability of tracking by providing consistent data across all transport modes.
- It enhances the security and sustainability of logistics by preventing loss, theft or damage of goods and reducing the environmental impact of disposable labels.
DB Schenker and Senso have successfully tested this solution in several pilot projects across Europe and Asia. They plan to scale it up to more regions and industries soon. With this innovative solution, DB Schenker and Senso are revolutionizing global logistics with smart labels that bring convenience with a capital C.