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Case Study: Cornerstone Leverages Sensitech for Accurate & Reliable Monitoring
Cornerstone is a TFI International operating company, delivering premier port-to-door expedited services. Their customers consist of large auto and agricultural manufacturers with operations across North America. These manufacturing companies rely on overseas parts that are typically shipped to American or Canadian ports and delivered via railway. However, delays were hard to mitigate due to unseen circumstances such as worker strikes or severe weather. These challenges lead to financial losses and strained customer relationships.
Cornerstone can help companies mitigate these losses, since they are faster than the railroad. “We can reduce the final shipping leg by up to 50% in comparison to rail service, which means that the cargo gets to its destination three or four days earlier,” says John Walters, vice president and general manager at Cornerstone. “That is a critical time—and cost—savings we are giving back to our customers.”
Cornerstone selected Sensitech to help manage these shipments. Many competitors have dependencies outside of the company’s control, such as requiring a driver’s phone to always be on. “Sensitech’s real-time devices actually travel right within or on the pallets of cargo, not with the driver, and that allows us to control everything,” says Walters. “We can depend on these devices to always work and provide 24/7 tracking of the cargo’s exact location—as well as temperature and light, if we had chosen to track those as well.”