For logistics providers that pack, quality check, and deliver thousands of parcels every day, supply chain monitoring and security can be a major challenge. Fortunately, digital solutions now exist that create an end-to-end audit trail for every single parcel passing through your facility – helping you minimize lost goods and to meet your delivery Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
This means there are unprecedented opportunities for e-commerce and logistics companies to expand their businesses and grow their revenues. However, success depends on increasing performance and throughput, while also tracking and securing thousands of parcels a day as they head towards end-customers’ addresses.
Why manual processes make parcel tracking harder
For many logistics companies, the sheer volume of goods passing through distribution and fulfillment centers creates major challenges for tracking and securing parcels effectively. This is especially the case during manual steps in the parcel delivery process, such as opening boxes to conduct quality control checks, and packing parcels for delivery to customers’ addresses.
This is because manual processes inevitably introduce an element of risk into the parcel delivery process. Errors can occur, for example, leading to lost or mis-directed parcels. Additionally, manual interventions in the supply chain may increase the risk of lost inventory, especially where effective monitoring systems and processes are absent.
The question for logistics providers processing thousands – or even tens of thousands – of parcels a day, is how to minimize the risk of errors and loss of goods across the entire, end-to-end delivery process.
Track each and every one of your parcels with digital technology
Using a combination of digital technologies, it’s now possible to monitor goods as they flow through your facility in real time. In particular, smart video cameras can be connected to barcode scanners, allowing you to understand exactly where goods and parcels are located, and how they are moving through your facility.
By cross referencing data from cameras and scanners, you can quickly access footage of incidents, such as goods that are dropped or damaged. In the same way, you can identify goods that were damaged before they reached you, proving that your teams were not responsible for breakages.
The value of an end-to-end audit trail
By creating an end-to-end audit trail for every parcel, this kind of solution allows you to monitor your performance on an ongoing basis, and to make operational improvements that increase your productivity and throughput. Equally importantly, you can also find out exactly what happened to goods that are lost or stolen from your supply chain and take immediate action if required.
If goods are lost, for example, you can quickly cross reference time and date information from barcode scanners with video footage recorded by security cameras. You can then see exactly what happened, giving you clear evidence for later use.
Many times, of course, mistakes and issues are innocent, such as parcels stuck in joins between conveyer belts. However, with digital, end-to-end parcel tracking, these kinds of events are also fast and easy to spot, ensuring that you can meet your delivery SLAs.
Find out how with Hikvision
To help you boost security and prevent loss of goods or parcels from your supply chain, while also reducing your monitoring workloads, we have created our industry leading Parcel Tracking feature, which is part of our Hikvision Smart Logistics solution.
To find out more about Parcel Tracking from Hikvision, and how we combine smart video technologies and barcode scanning technologies to help you track parcels across your facilities from end to end, please contact us today.
이 웹사이트를 통해 제공되는 소프트웨어 및 기타 자료를 다운로드하고 사용하면 법적 구속력을 갖는 하이크비전 자료 라이선스 계약 약관에 동의하는 것입니다. 이 약관에 동의하지 않으면 해당 자료를 다운로드하거나 사용할 수 없습니다. 회사를 대신하여 동의하는 경우 귀하는 회사가 위의 자료 라이선스 계약에 구속 할 법적 권한이 있음을 진술하고 보증하는 것입니다. 또한 귀하는 거주하는 관할 지역에서 법적으로 성년의 나이(대부분의 국가에서 18세 이상)임을 진술하고 보증합니다.