Chemical, Shippers

Chemicals: Real-Time Truck Tracking

A globally recognized chemical manufacturing leader, this innovative company delivers a portfolio of over 5,000 technology-based products and solutions, including specialty chemical, advanced materials and plastics, to customers in over 160 countries. The company’s products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 companies around the world.

The Challenge

GPS tracking of trucks is old news. But for many industries, accurate location information about trucks isn’t nearly enough to ensure that customer commitments and environmental requirements are being met.

In the chemical industry, for example, trucks operated by independent carriers frequently carry sensitive, caustic, volatile or hazardous materials that must be monitored constantly throughout their journey for safety, cargo integrity, and security.

In these cases, the risk of failure is simply too great. There are financial, environmental and possible human costs at stake.

One global chemical company turned to Savi to gain access to the real-time sensor data that they needed to monitor gain tighter control of their business.


For accurate, continuous display of asset location information, combined with asset cargo condition, integrity and security status, Savi deployed its in-transit visibility solution to collect and process data collected from GPS and in real time.

Savi also delivered seamless integration of the asset tracking data stream with the customer’s existing enterprise software infrastructure. Savi was able to integrate GPS information from each shipment with environmental data and security/integrity monitoring, combining this information into a map-based real-time information display.

In addition, Savi’s solution helped this chemical manufacturing client to easily implement geofencing — defining journey corridors and anticipated journey timeframes for its shipments. Now, when a shipment is off the planned route or delayed, decision-makers receive real-time alerts and can quickly take action.


Since the deployment of the Savi platform, the chemical company has reported improved customer service, faster identification, and resolution of in-transit problems and reduced fulfillment lead time.

In addition, the manufacturer now has more accurate and timely auditing of demurrage bills and has been able to eliminate manual, error-prone ad hoc processes to capture and enter data.

As a direct result of access to real-time supply chain data, the customer has improved its bottom line, enhanced security and maximized customer satisfaction.

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