Almost every business today has shipping needs whether it be buying products or selling products, and knowing where your packages are has traditionally been provided through lagging milestone updates. Traditionally, lagging milestone updates are when couriers only update the shipper after a package has reached a certain point. This means that you only get notified after packages pass certain checkpoints, or milestones, in the delivery process.
How to Optimize Drive Tracking?
Optimizing driver tracing can be implemented as a part of fleet telematics solutions by incorporating GPS tracking. Many handheld mobile devices already provide this functionality, and it is important that the computed plan for the drivers (e.g. which orders to visit at which time) is realistically achievable and takes into consideration the expected driving time, congestion, time windows at customers, and road and truck type restrictions.
How Airspace Technologies Optimizes Route Compliance
By building a network of dedicated ISP drivers, Airspace has built a flexible coverage map based around client needs. Our drivers are all equipped with our proprietary driver app, CourierConnect, and must follow protocols throughout the process. The driver app monitors, communicates and tracks drivers at every step of the job to provide complete transparency.
While the driver app sends and receives data, our software interprets that data to optimize the shipment. This optimization occurs through:
- Automatic routing based off weather, real time traffic, and other road closures
- Selecting the right driver for every delivery based off current driver location, vehicle type, drive time, etc
- Flight options (when needed) by determining when the driver will arrive at the airport, what flights are available, and what airports are in the vicinity
- Package requirements such as dimensions, weight, and is the package considered Dangerous Goods or not.
When dealing with time critical deliveries such as hard AOGs and life-saving shipments, knowing where your package was isn’t good enough. These companies need speed and visibility to best minimize costs and prepare for deliveries.
In aviation and aerospace, a hard Aircraft On Ground (AOG) can cost up to $150,000 per hour and be devastating for airlines. By offering complete visibility through leading indicators into the delivery process, airlines and other aviation companies can best plan for when the maintenance team needs to be onsite, when the parts will be onsite or how long a plane will be grounded for. Knowing these metrics allows for all parties to better prepare based around specific requirements.
Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) specialize in the procurement and distribution of organs to those in need. When lives are on the line, there is no room for error, and many organs have a shelf-life less than 12 hours. By knowing where the shipment's location, OPOs can better staff lab technicians and doctors at receiving hospitals. This process saves time when testing whether or not the organ is still viable, and can potentially save more lives.
Other medical specimens such as tissues and blood can also be greatly impacted by adding visibility to the delivery process.