SenseAware, powered by FedEx, monitors the condition and location of shipments through the use of state-of-the-art sensor technology coupled with a customizable web-based application system. SenseAware provides companies with near-real-time shipment data that enhance productivity and supply chain management, thereby reducing waste, fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
SenseAware was conceived and developed in early 2006 by the FedEx Innovation Team, followed by the piloting of a functional prototype with numerous early adopting customers. SenseAware was widely released in August 2011 and has continued to evolve and expand its reach globally.
Unlike traditional track-and-trace technology in which packages are scanned at designated points along their route, SenseAware provides near real-time information on a shipment’s location and its environmental conditions. SenseAware’s sophisticated sensors not only provide accurate location data but also monitor light, humidity and barometric pressure as the shipment travels. These data are then transmitted using cellular technology to a secure server where they can be viewed on a customizable user interface. This interface allows for near-real-time triggers and alerts that facilitate proactive supply chain management. In addition, systemic reporting enables companies to analyze and enhance logistical operations in many different areas, including route and transport mode optimization, improved packaging efficiencies, and loss reduction.
Business Roundtable members are creating technologies that actively contribute to a more efficient, secure and sustainable future for their customers and the public at large.
In Inventing the Future: How Technology Is Reshaping the Energy and Environmental Landscape Business Roundtable highlights just a small sample of technologies that are actively contributing to a more efficient, secure and sustainable future.
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