Transforming Supply Chain Management: The Power of Smart Sensors


Have you ever wondered how intelligent sensor solutions can contribute to the automotive world and logistics? 

Years ago, little did the automotive world know about the benefits of sensors for measuring travel speed or lack of fuel. Nowadays, the development of sensors in the automotive world is pretty much promising, allowing drivers to enter the roads with lesser stress. 

Based on the struggles in the automotive world, we realized that the supply chain industry also required flexible and convenient solutions using sensors. That’s why we developed Ucontrol — a cutting-edge technology built on best practices and in-depth knowledge in the automotive and logistics industries.

Development of Sensors in the Automotive World

Compared to automobiles from a few decades ago, modern cars have sophisticated engineering. Today’s automobiles feature sensors that make driving simple and guarantee that the engine is properly maintained. 

No one can deny that the modern automotive industry is unimaginable without sensors. They are indeed an essential component of every car’s architecture, used for various tasks, including calculating how many more miles there are to go in the current driving mode and preventing lane crossings.

What exactly does the development of sensors look like in the automotive world?

Think about the situation when you need to determine when it’s time to refuel your car. Years ago, when there were no sensors, drivers had no other option but to carry extra fuel, as they didn’t know when their tanks were empty. 

Thanks to the initial development of sensors, the drivers were relieved by a light that came on when the tank was about to empty. During the modern stage of advancement, the sensors provided the ability to calculate how many more kilometers were covered in the current driving mode. In the future, chances are that the vehicles will decide when to refuel themselves.

Now let’s review the situation of someone crossing the lane. Without sensors, you wouldn’t have had any options in the past to prevent crossing the lane. However, later on, the sensors started to beep when drivers crossed the lane. Now it’s even possessive to prevent crossing the lane before it even occurs. The next stage of development will be the determination of the travel route for autonomous vehicles.

So, here’s a quick summary of the development of sensors:

  • Nowadays, sensors allow for the autonomous control of a variety of features, including headlights, windshield wipers, and others. If any of the car’s components have a flaw or malfunction, sensors can also communicate that information to the driver.
  • The vast array of sensors in today’s vehicles provides vital information for performance, safety, comfort, and convenience features
  • The ability of the vehicle to “sense” and interpret its environment, identify potentially hazardous circumstances, and offer the driver a predetermined amount of support will be made possible by the development of active and passive safety systems in the future. 
  • Future sensor systems like blind-spot detection, lane change monitoring, and roundabout shunt avoidance will become a reality thanks to the use of vision-based sensors and various sensor data fusion algorithms. 

Development of Sensors in the World of Logistics

Through the application of digital insights, smart sensors turn the physical world’s data into new sources of value for the whole supply chain. Smart sensors enable visibility across the supply chain and fuel analytics that can be used to evaluate and anticipate demand, improve sourcing, and lead to high-value manufacturing decisions by providing managers with real-time information on their inventories, equipment, and acquired materials.

How have the sensors developed in the logistics industry?

Years ago, supply chain management was a complicated matter as there was no option for tracking shipments along the way. Current sensors in logistics can improve customer service by getting closer to the client, increasing operational efficiency through automation, and tracking inventory in real-time with better demand forecasting.

With sensors, the logistics sector will become more transparent and effective in the future. Businesses will be able to relocate cargo more safely and effectively, and depending on the circumstances in the future, the packages will even route themselves and, for instance, won’t pass through an airport that is already loaded.

What about the future of sensors in the logistics industry?

Well, the future of logistics is already here! Thanks to IoT smart solutions provided by Ucontrol, you can always keep a close eye on your shipments and supervise them, even after the delivery receipt has been signed, which is not feasible with conventional couriers.

You can select your estimated time of arrival and temperature on the cloud-based Ucontrol platform, which enables you to receive notifications in real time regarding things that happened to your products while they were being transported. 

A clear competitive advantage in the global market is provided by the fact that the systems and solutions provided by Unilog are customized to fit each client’s unique requirements. 

What does it mean? It means that now you have an opportunity to revolutionize your supply chain with the first-ever cellular IoT label in the world. So, don’t hesitate to personally experience the benefits of our unique SCaaS solution and be the first to take advantage of Uncontrol!

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