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Freight tracking applications can monitor, detect, and communicate freight status information such as condition and location of goods while ensuring containerized cargo remains sealed within shipping containers while en-route.


Develop a Freight Transportation Data Architecture to Optimize Freight Transport .(2011)

Develop electronic communications infrastructure to enhance supply chain visibility and monitoring, mitigate disruptions and unanticipated events, and improve productivity.(March 2009)

Use Electronic Freight Management (EFM) system as a supplement to existing systems and design the EFM system flexible enough to accept and provide data about any partner within the supply chain.(June 2008)

Select measures of effectiveness (MOEs) that are measurable based on what is happening in the supply chain operations as well as in the deployment test. (June 2008)

Use a bi-national stakeholder forum to help apply ITS technology at an international border crossing.(10/1/2003)

Monitor emerging security requirements and legislation that may impact commercial vehicle business processes.(10/1/2003)

Protect data privacy by implementing user authorization levels for sensitive information.(10/1/2003)

Use an interoperable transponder to assure maximum benefits to both the private and public sector.(10/1/2003)

Ensure having a management-level champion to facilitate recruitment of participants and retain operational staff.(December 2002)

Create a successful public-private agency partnership based on good communications, flexibility, and minimal impact to partners' customers to deploy new technology.(12/1/2002)

Expect that new technology will require modifications before it is useable.(12/1/2002)

Benefit-to-cost ratios for Electronic Freight Management (EFM) applications ranged from 1:1 to 7:1. Higher ratios were projected for companies with larger supply chains.(June 2012 )

An Electronic Freight Management system used to reduce inventory backorders, increase shipping container utilization, and facilitate customs paperwork had a benefit-to-cost ratio ranging from 2.75 to 3.64.(24 June 2009)

Electronic Freight Management (EFM) technologies enable significant improvements in supply chain visibility, productivity, and effectiveness through simultaneous data sharing.(March 2009)

The Columbus Electronic Freight Management system improved data accuracy by eliminating manual data entry from multiple partners and reduced the number of trips to verify data, the efforts to correct data, and the labor related to obtaining information about priority shipments. (June 2008)

The Columbus Electronic Freight Management system improved timeliness of the freight release process and supply chain data, and enhanced cargo visibility.(June 2008)

The Columbus Electronic Freight Management system reduced total transit time of an air-freight supply chain from 96 hours to 82 hours (14 percent) and saved $5.94 per shipment in labor costs across the entire supply chain by reducing paper work.(June 2008)

An evaluation study conducted in Taiwan showed that approximately 70 percent of the paperwork required for international air cargo shipments included redundant data entry that could have been handled by automated Electronic Supply Chain Manifest (ESCM) systems.(22-26 January 2006)

Using advanced technologies reduces overall safety and security vulnerabilities by as much as 37 percent according to analyses in the HAZMAT FOT Final Synthesis.(11 November 2004)

Using wireless communications and GPS tracking can save from $80 to $309 per truck per month by reducing empty miles according to analyses in the HAZMAT FOT Final Synthesis.(11 November 2004)

Using wireless communications and GPS tracking can result in benefit-cost ratios ranging from 1.0:1 to 7.2:1 addressing HAZMAT safety and security issues according to analyses in the HAZMAT FOT Final Synthesis.(11 November 2004)

Manufacturers, carriers, and airports that used a Web-based air cargo security and logistics tracking system felt it was easy to use, and were very satisfied with the system's performance with respect to business functions.(December 2002)

Electronic supply chain manifest systems reduce the amount of time and paperwork required to transfer loads, and can improve operational efficiencies for shippers/receivers, trucking companies, and air cargo carriers.(December 2002)

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