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Leverage Permanent Location and Telematics Data, Even in the Most Remote Locations

Almost all cargo and freight shipments travel via various modes of transportation from the door of the shipper to the door of the final recipient. Multi-modal transportation via road, rail, sea, and air is the norm. However, multiple touch points can lead to some inherent vulnerabilities. Today's critical, complex supply chains need real-time data to properly overcome vulnerabilities.

Suppliers and customers alike value door-to-door location and condition data of the cargo throughout the journey. Thefts in transit are quite common, especially for high-value items including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and electronics. Safety and maintenance of product quality during the whole supply chain is now of paramount importance.

Visibility throughout the supply chain is the most coveted requirement for supply chain managers worldwide. The problem for the supply chain managers, "I know where it is, but not HOW it is," continues to be their top concern. Supply chain management professionals require complete visibility of the cargo throughout the supply chain, from door to door. Complete visibility includes the condition of the cargo, the temperature, the humidity, and shocks if any, in addition to the real-time location of the cargo.

Delivering much-needed information during multi-modal transportation of the cargo and complete visibility throughout the whole supply chain, IoT in telematics and supply chain management addresses suppliers' concerns.

An IoT terminal attached to the cargo shipment itself, delivering sensor-driven data about temperature, humidity, movements, vibration, and shock, is fast becoming the standard for the supply chain industry. Viable end-to-end connectivity during the whole supply chain remains the challenge. To meet this challenge, IoT sensors employ reliable Dual SIM cards with international M2M eSIM cards.

IoT terminals that work with multiple network systems, including LTE CAT 6 communication systems, ensure permanent connectivity. In addition, the IoT terminals that are used for tracking and condition monitoring of the cargo can also latch on to the LoRaWAN networks or even NB-IoT networks. Accurate monitoring and reporting of location and condition data no longer depends upon the earlier GPRS technology.

Many suppliers today choose JIDO, a modern-day IoT terminal for Supply Chain Management that works with the LTE CAT 6 for permanent connectivity, and also uses 2G as a fallback option. JIDO connects with BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) temperature and humidity beacons and transfers location data, combined with condition monitoring, with no loss in connectivity. JIDO Electronic Lock with LTE empowers supply chain managers to mitigate the uncertainties and vulnerabilities of today's multi-modal supply chain.

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