ShockWatch 2 Helps Shippers Save Money and Detect Damage
The new ShockWatch 2 impact monitor helps shippers reduce costs and accurately assign accountability for damage.
With a single glance at the new ShockWatch 2 impact indicator, you know whether a shipment was handled roughly. The indicator is tamperproof and serialized, providing indisputable evidence of the handling conditions.
The ShockWatch 2 is armable, so customers are assured that it monitors only the impacts that occurred after it was applied to their packages. It mounts to the outside of packages or containers and turns red when impacts exceed the products threshold. Recipients know immediately that they should inspect the shipment carefully. Carriers have good reason to handle packages more carefully because they know damage can be traced to them and they can be held accountable.
The implications of the ShockWatch 2 go beyond just monitoring a package, stated Gerard Smith, Chief Executive Officer. By tracking impact data, shippers and carriers can better determine where the damage occurred and take steps to prevent future damage by altering packaging, r...
The implications of the ShockWatch 2 go beyond just monitoring a package, stated Gerard Smith, Chief Executive Officer. By tracking impact data, shippers and carriers can better determine where the damage occurred and take steps to prevent future damage by altering packaging, routes, procedures, or supply chain partners. Thus, by alerting them to the potential for damage, ShockWatch 2 helps shippers and their customers take a step to reduce overall supply chain costs.
ShockWatch provides solutions that currently enable over 3000 customers and some 200 partners in 62 countries to detect mishandling that causes product damage and spoilage during transport and storage. The robust ShockWatch product portfolio includes impact, tilt, temperature, vibration, and humidity detection systems and is widely used in the energy, transportation, aerospace, defense, food, pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer goods and manufacturing sectors. For more information, please contact a representative.
Published by ShockWatch on 13 Sep 2013
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Assessing the Total Cost of Damage
Compartmentalization is one of the biggest hurdles to saving money and increasing efficiency throughout an organization. There’s a naïve belief in organizations that if each department operates efficiently, the overall organization will be efficient too. While this is true to a degree, it overlooks the ways decisions in one business unit affect outcomes in another.
Developing a Risk Management Program
Multiple types of monitoring devices are available to ensure shippers have the data they need at a price they can afford. For example, electronic data loggers monitor a range of impact thresholds, the direction and duration of impacts, and their G-force, along with the event’s GPS coordinates and time of occurrence. Some options record thousands of shipments and can generate trend reports that span months to years.
Supply Chain Conditions May Damage Even Rugged Consumer Electronics
A cell phone, dropped from ear height, can experience an impact of up to 1,000 Gs. Even though that phone, like other consumer electronics, is designed to withstand a certain level of impact, it still can be damaged. During shipping, even though devices such as cell phones, laptops, televisions, headphones, video game controllers, etc. are protectively packaged, they are still at risk from supply chain mishaps. The damage from these events may go unnoticed, however, unless a package shows visible signs of damage – a crushed corner, for example.
Minimizing Unsalable Product
For the customer, receiving goods with dings, dents or temperature issues may indicate serious problems in the supplier’s logistics organization. Even when there is no actual product damage, the appearance of damaged packaging makes buyers question the reliability of the product and the commitment of the manufacturer to develop and deliver products that meet agreed-upon standards.