Post Tagged with: "Track and Trace"

Will the air cargo industry hire Alexa?

Will the air cargo industry hire Alexa?

March 17, 2017 at 9:21 pm 0 comments

With the release of a new “Cargo Trace skill” that can be taught to Amazon’s interactive app, Alexa, Luxembourg-based CHAMP Cargosystems is adding voice-controlled track-and-trace capabilities to its Traxon air cargo shipment tracking platform. Stakeholders in the air cargo supply chain will be able to track the status of airRead More

The Race for Track & Trace: Are 3PLs ready for serialization?

The Race for Track & Trace: Are 3PLs ready for serialization?

July 8, 2016 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Few activities require a greater degree of blind faith than swallowing a pill. The tiny capsules can be lifesavers, but there are few outward signs that indicate whether they are legitimate. Imagine being prescribed Heparin, a proven blood thinner, only to find out after the onset of a blood clotRead More

Cargo Chat: Has RFID’s time finally arrived at cargo facilities?

Cargo Chat: Has RFID’s time finally arrived at cargo facilities?

July 8, 2016 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is hardly a cutting-edge technology. The system of scanning and identifying objects through the use of radio waves has roots that reach back to World War II. Since then, it’s been used in countless tracking systems to monitor the movement of trucks and goods. In theRead More

Track & Trace: Conflicting requirements for serialization

Track & Trace: Conflicting requirements for serialization

July 3, 2016 at 6:05 pm 0 comments

Part of what makes serialization complicated is the lack of harmonized requirements. At the macro level, serialization guidelines are not standardized from country to country. In fact, serialization requirements can vary dramatically from company to company, raising a host of questions that must be considered well in advance of item-levelRead More

SkyTeam Cargo upgrades tracking tool

SkyTeam Cargo upgrades tracking tool

September 22, 2015 at 7:59 pm 0 comments

The SkyTeam Cargo alliance, which consists of 12 different carriers, has launched an upgraded version of its online track and trace tool whereby customers can track their shipments across the combined network by entering the airway bill number on the website’s home page. The centralized IT system shared by allRead More