Transport logistics is that mainstay upon which the economy of the country hinges on. It facilitates functional ease amongst other commercial sectors. But the Indian state of affairs vis-à-vis transport logistics is a little bothersome. Though it is one of the most rapidly evolving sectors, it is also the most disorganized area of the country. However, what you may call as an amalgamation of infrastructure and technology, transport logistics is all set to cover the horizon of the Indian economy in the near future.
But the question that crops up now is how? How will logistics rise to the level of utmost operational convenience and efficiency? Well, the answer is automation in the transport logistics management is the only way this sector can progress to craft a substantial impact.
IOT and Logistics
Now, is the best time to leverage automation in logistics for today the industry is serving consumers who insist on tech-ready solutions. There is an evident inclination of the nation towards technology and similar systems. Automation in logistics assures significant achievements. It promises boons such as operational efficiency, safety, security, and customer satisfaction.
Video telematics system has come out as the answer to all fleet management hassles. From basic information such as time, speed and location to more complex details such as engine chronicles, mileage and safety measures, VTS are proficient in providing every information you need to well-organize your fleet.
Hence, let’s take a close look at the problems that can be resolved under the light of VTS system and IOT:
1. Safety and security: Security of passengers is the prime consideration of companies engaged in public or private transportation and school transportation. Accidents, vandalism, and anti-social activities are major threats one encounters while travelling through public or private transportation. Hence, this is one crucial area where video telematics and tracking systems are of most utility. Real-time tracking of the vehicle, continuous surveillance, and quick emergency response system are the merits of incorporating automation in transport logistics.
2. Transportation problems: Video telematics unravels crucial transportation troubles such as route planning, loading errors, damage of goods etc. It smoothes the progress of better transport management by assisting in demand forecasting, accomplishing predictable delivery time, monitoring of the drivers’ and vehicles’ performance.
3. Operational hassles: In-transit losses are a major area of concern for companies involved in the transportation of goods. Loss of expensive and delicate goods due to theft or damage and harm to perishable cargo are some illustrations of operational hassles. But with the emergence of IOT and video telematics, all these troubles can be kept at bay. Constant video surveillance and tracking system help in monitoring the goods, drivers’ conduct and the route taken. It also comes to the rescue in swiftly investigating claims on any damages.
4. Performance measurement: A crucial tribulation faced by most transportation companies is the dearth of honest drivers. There is no structured method of measuring their conduct which results in loss of potentially responsible drivers. This aggravation is now taken care of through Artificial Intelligence based Advance Driver Assistance Solution(ADAS) and Driver Status Monitoring (DSM) solutions. It enables a transparent and fair performance measurement technique. It allows you to monitor details like pre and post event intelligent analytics of driver behavior for a safe journey.