Global tracking data in real-time: GSM tracking solutions work worldwide and with long autonomy

GSM tracking is ideal for anyone who needs visibility of goods and assets on the move, no matter where they are.  In contrast to GPS systems, real-time data such as motion, position and temperature, can be transmitted from anywhere in the world where there are mobile networks. This is even possible from within buildings and containers! Since they don’t have an antenna, GSM trackers are very energy efficient and can achieve an autonomy of up to 1 year.  In comparison to other track-and-trace solutions, you don’t need to invest in any infrastructue. Once you have the trackers, you are set to go. There are many use cases for GSM tracking. Let’s investigate the 5 top reasons.

Container logistics at the touch of a button with GSM tracking

A management of the container fleet that can react flexibly to supply and demand requirements 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. Here at Kizy, we have developed add-ons like the K-Box to meet the particular needs of container logistics for long-term autonomous tracking in rough environments. 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 management is carried out at the push of a button, enabling efficient fleet management, cost reduction and better service offers for customers.

GSM tracking helps insurances to minimize the risk of damage and loss

The ability to reliably monitor valuable goods and shipments is attractive to insurance companies. Normally, the identification of  those responsible for claims is a lengthy process. Live tracker data makes it easy to discover where the damage occurred in the process chain and who was in charge at the time of the event. Using geofencing rules, insurance companies can monitor if the terms of agreement where adhered to.  Furthermore, GSM tracking solutions help insurance companies uncover critical situations and minimize potential losses.

GSM tracking for just-in-time production in the automotive industry

For the automotive industry, complete supply chain transparency is crucial for just-in-time production. Live trackers provide the necessary transparency and predictability. The components required for production can be closely tracked to minimize the risk of loss, plan production processes and optimize coordination with subcontractors and transport partners. When delivery parts are delayed, real-time alerts are triggered, allowing downstream processes to be adjusted and the causes of the delay in the supply chain to be analyzed. In addition, the trackers can be installed in finished vehicles to locate the vehicles until delivery.

Securing against theft worldwide with live GSM trackers 

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. Not needing external power supply, GSM live trackers can be hidden anywhere in a vehicle. 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 GSM 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.

Visibility in complex supply chains through GSM tracking 

Supply chains are usually made up of a complicated set-up of partners and companies and reach across the entire globe. 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.

Due to their global operation, GSM tracking technologies bring visibility into logistics opretaiuons and enable detailed investigations.  For parcel shipments, for example, complete information about the entire delivery process can be won as a GSM tracker like Kizy within a parcel reliably sends position information at predefined intervals, even if the parcel is in a truck or building.  Thus, it becomes possible to detect deviations and irregularities and to react immediately to alerts. 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. 

Conclusion: GSM trackers are invaluable for any visibility challenges

Application scenarios for live tracking solutions with GSM trackers are varied and endless, as you can see from the Kizy use cases. With Kizy, you will benefit from a long autonomy of up to 1 year and low operating costs. To get started with global tracking with our trackers that have the size of a credit card, you don’t need to invest in any infrastructure other than the devices. Are you interested in finding out how real-time visibility data by Kizy can be of added value for your business performance? Request a test kit to try for yourself the advantages of Kizy. We look forward to receiving your inquiry!

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