SATO, a global pioneer in the development of auto-ID and labelling solutions, has vowed to support the transport and logistics sector with on-demand technical, hardware and software services, so they can continue to uphold global supply chains during this increasingly difficult time with COVID-19. 

SATO Europe Managing Director, Laurent Lassus, said: “Staying at home is not an option for those working in the transport and logistics sector. To keep the world on its feet, businesses operating in the air, rail, sea and land are having to retool their layouts, adapt to changing business processes and adhere to stringent health and safety procedures, while under intense demand from supply chains. When speed is of the essence, having access to easy-clean hardware and software solutions that save time, improve accuracy and boost efficiency is crucial.

“Globally, we rely on the transport and logistics industry more than we realise. It’s the connecting bridge to the food, hygiene, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and distribution industries, transporting goods for our survival and for our trade agreements. Without these companies, the import and export of goods we need for our supermarkets, hospitals, energy suppliers and public transport systems would not be adequate.”

As demand for warehousing and transportation surges across the world, logistics firms have been working around the clock to continue supplying essential goods. Technology that can assist in the real-time visibility of goods, employees and assets is key. SATO is working with transport and logistics firms to drive down time between deliveries with RFID tagging solutions to automatically sort, direct and track pallets, cartons and intermediate bulk containers without human intervention to ensure social distancing requirements can be maintained. 

Lassus added: “The health and safety of key workers in goods transportation is paramount. At SATO, we are working with our partners to ensure their needs are being met with solutions that can ensure the safety of all employees. If our technology can reduce accuracies and save on crucial time, then we know we’re doing our part to help. It’s just one of the ways we can show our admiration and support for all those on the frontline.”