Consumers around the world are losing orders every single day. Packages are being lost during processing, shipment, all en route to their final destination: you. The logistics market has been looking for ways to make tracking packages easier for the consumer and it may have found a solution in this new technology. Geofencing uses mostly generates as location-based services i.e. tracking.
A geo-fence is a virtual perimeter for a real-world geographical location. These fences are generally used in conjunction with a GPS application to track an item’s entrance or exit within the fence. The item’s location activity may then be sent to a user’s device via email or a cell phone.
Logistics is a market that benefits greatly from geofencing. In terms of shipping, geofencing allows delivery areas to be clearly defined. When a truck is approaching a delivery site the site may be notified and therefore can free up employees to help bring the delivery in, making the entire process much more efficient and effective.
Geofencing is also often used to track a truck route, notifying companies when their drivers deviate from the route. This could help prevent a delay in delivery time and ensure that packages get where they need to be in a timely manner.
Geofencing may also be used to track employees as they come into work, reducing the need for time cards and ensuring that there is less chance of human error or deception about hours spent on the job.
Consumers and product shippers can now be more rest assured that their product will reach its final destination with more effective and efficient precision with the introduction of geofencing into the logistics market.
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