GPS technology has revolutionized transportation services and logistics in general, making supply chain management more effective and efficient, and contributing with the analysis of valuable data that was previously impossible to know, and that now allows better planning of operations and faster and more accurate decision making
Broadly speaking, the management of a supply chain involves designing, planning, executing, controlling and monitoring all the activities of an organization with the purpose of creating a net value for the company, a competitive infrastructure that supports the operation, an integrated logistics and synchronized with the supply and demand of the market and a system that measures the performance of all its processes.
When an organization manages all these functions in isolation, the total management of the chain is difficult and generates high costs.
However, with the introduction of technology in logistics processes, there has been progress in connectivity, managing to integrate the entire logistics chain with a better level of efficiency.
In particular, the introduction of satellite navigation and location technology, or GPS, has come to break the way in which business is done in the industry, allowing the connectivity of different logistical needs for better management, being the transportation services where better use and acceptance has had.
And, in the world of logistics, transportation is an area where products or goods enter a kind of "black box", where the company can easily lose contact and control, both the shipment and the environment, putting at risk your valuable assets and the operational effort of the entire company.
During its displacement, a cargo is exposed to delays due to traffic, security incidents, damage due to accidents or bad driving, and other inefficiencies that, according to what was reported by the American company Trackimo, could generate an excess of up to 30% in operating expenses of the area.