How does ECTS work?
Before the cargo sets off on a trip, the container can be locked and secured with an electronic seal. This electronic seal will link back to the ECTS platform which will enable users to have full visibility during the transportation section of the supply chain. Users will be able to view the location of their cargo in real time and be alerted to any tamper or route deviation along the transportation legs. The electronic seal can then be removed by an authorised personnel after arrival at the allocated destination for that particular trip.
ECTS can contribute to traceability
Through the use of ECTS, traceability can be ensured whenever the cargo moves from point to point throughout the supply chain. First of all, an ECTS addresses security concerns by providing high level security tracking for in transit cargo. Live location tracking and alerts allow for greater visibility and supports users ability to react in real time to any happenings that occur during the course of transit.
In addition to this, the ECTS can store records of trips on the platform which users can pull up for use, should the need arise. The details relating to entire trips are documented and stored which also enables for goods to be traced back to their origins. With an ECTS, users will be able to prove to all stakeholders in the supply chain, from the manufacturer to the end customer, that the goods have remained “uncontaminated” and free of interference from the start to the end.
The combination of live tracking and the availability of trip reports contributes to increased supply chain visibility. Users will be kept informed on the movement of their cargo and have easy access to the necessary information during or after the trip.