Sensing future issues

Supply chain and logistics have seen massive disruptions as a result of Covid-19, creating new challenges for retail and manufacturing operations worldwide.


In the new report ‘Sensing for Modern Logistics,’ Lux Research identifies how sensors can be used to improve and modernize logistics across various industries to shore up global supply chain infrastructures.

According to Lux, there are four critical points in the logistics process – point of origin, warehousing, transit, and destination – each with a unique set of challenges that impact the efficiency of supply chains, sometimes even leading to complete breakdowns.

Fortunately, sensors can alert companies to problems and help them address these issues, sometimes even before they become a problem. They can be used to monitor environmental conditions, prevent misplacement, identify damages, avoid accidents, ensure compliance, track location, reveal real-time conditions, and more.