The mantra of shipping via railroad is “ship and pray” because once the cargo is loaded and the railcar is placed into the hands of the carriers, the shipper loses control over the shipment. As a result, most often any damage or loss that occurred during shipment, cannot be attributed to the carrier.
Taking end user requirements into account, we developed a suite of ruggedized sensors, some patented, that can detect impact, intrusion, theft, load level, possible contamination, hatch security, load environmental conditions, and along with location.
Shipment info is available in real time via a PCDworks developed gateway, to the cloud, with some local data aggregation and analysis. In addition, PCDworks provides DFM, and supply chain procurement assistance.