Full visibility

In a business every action counts, we as business managers & owners know that. One who doesn’t know it will probably lose revenue or even an entire business. You try to be organized, efficient, develop and manufacture good products, you want your customers to be happy and to use your products. In order to achieve that, you work with the best materials, employ the best staff, perform careful planning and control, invest in hardware and software, invest in so many other aspects of the business and work round the clock to make your business thrive.


It is somewhere between unbelievable and inconceivable that all your efforts wrapped in a crate are at sea for days or weeks, and then you have no clue on what happens to it. It can be stolen, receive shocks, the temperature and humidity may ruin it, and other incidents may occur. You think this is the only way, but it doesn’t have to be.

Every Supply Chain & Operation manager needs to manage this ‘DARK’, this paradox must be handled:

Security Manager - You have the best security manager, you installed the best CCBs, and you are in full control of who goes in and out of your factories, offices and warehouses. You implemented in your organization all possible methods and standards to insure zero thefts, losses and damages.

Then you ship your cargo - What control do you have on it now?? How do you avoid theft, protect your company’s IP and avoid anyone from taking advantages of your own cargo? From the second your container is closed until someone opens the container at the final destination you are completely in the dark.

 Quality Manager – You have the best quality manager and QA/QC department, your organization is driven by QC success and everyone is fully committed to high standards. The QC/QA manager is getting all possible support he needs from you and from the organization to insure all production lines, stores and employees are working according to one set of standards, processes and regulation. You implemented the best available tools and SW to control this.

Then you ship your cargo - What QA/QC control do you have over your Cargo? How do you assure your organization and clients that they receive the same high standard product that left your warehouse and went into the container? Do you control the temperature? Can you control the humidity and light? Can you influence this when one of the parameters change during the shipment? The answer is NO! You are completely in the dark and have zero ability to influence this.

Planning & Control Manager – You have managed to gain full control over your inventory and after a long struggle and huge effort from everyone in your team, you managed to defined the needed inventory level and to maintain this level for a long period of time. Your contribution to your organization cost savings and cost reduction is well recognized. Your people are all excel masters and your organization is running the latest ERP version which are both two of the success factors that helped you reach this high planning and control standard.

Then you ship your cargo -What about the goods in transit? How much do you control this inventory? Can you plan and react on time if something goes wrong with the raw materials or finish goods while they are in transit? No you are not! You have no way to influence, plan and control this inventory. You are in total darkness with all transit inventory issues.

Purchasing Manager – How many times do you find yourself in a situation where your VP Operation is calling you and asking you to do the impossible, and expedite all open orders which are urgently needed, to recover from a crisis? In the complex environment that all purchasing managers are working-in, crisis can come from various areas. To mention some of them:

Missing goods

The recovery period and activities, in most cases, will result in expediting open and new orders, changing priorities and have your suppliers put all needed efforts & attention to support you on this. How comfortable are you that the materials you expedited will arrive on time, and in the needed quality and quantity? What if you will receive the goods after they are 30-45 days in transit and you will find out that there was a temperature & humidity issue? What if you open the container and realize that some parts/materials are missing? Crisis situations require us to be in full control at all times and minimize surprises. Without using a monitoring solution you are in total darkness.

 Import & Export Manager - When was the last time you gave your organization an exact indication on the cargo’s location, status and arrival time, without being totally pendent on what you are told and not what you actually know? How many times were you told about shipment delays and you were not happy with the excuses you heard about this delay? Do you really know if your cargo was unloaded in the right port, handled in the right sensitivity, received the right attention and was placed in the right area (sensitive, secured, cold….)? How much do you know in real time if your cargo is going through one or two planned and unplanned trans-shipment ports?

You are in the dark and totally dependent on external information providers.

Contguard can provide you with full visibility on your cargo

There is a huge gap between the efforts put into your company’s internal awareness and effort to control the inventory to what they provide you with to control your cargo.

So, how can this gap be filled? How can you have full visibility on your cargo, is it even possible? YES IT IS

ContGuard provides full 24/7 monitoring and real-time information using a Global Operation Network and the most innovative technology that provides:



  • Lack of inventory planning and control
  • Change in production schedule
  • Order changes
  • Changes in demand & supply
  • 100% real time reliable data by GSM, GPRS & Satellite 
  • Alerts on door opening, shocks, temperature & humidity, course deviations and more
  • Smart data processing & analysis
  • An advanced digital control panel via web, app, PC
  • A qualified staff that is keeping a close eye over your most valuable cargo
  • Watch your cargo at any given time
  • View all real time data anywhere anytime






recent posts
How Monitoring your Goods in Transit can Help you Achieve a Real 'Just-in-Time' Strategy
The notion of Just-In-Time manufacturing has been around since the 1970’s and has been adopted by many industries but it’s only with the appearance of cargo monitoring technology that fine tuning and visibility of the entire supply chain is really possible.
In Real Life You Need the Real-Time Thing
Companies that manage goods in transit as part of their inventory want to improve operational management, reduce costs and enhance ability to react to situations as they arise need to know what is going on with their cargo every step of the way.
Top Cargo Concerns for Tobacco Companies
Tobacco companies deal with very big challenges to prevent losses at every step of the way, more than most industries trading and moving goods around the globe. Learn how cargo monitoring helps tobacco companies win this challenge.
The Case for Independent Cargo Monitoring
As we talk of blockchain technology and digital supply chain it is obvious that one day (soon) all of this will be transparent to create ultra-efficient supply chains. Independent cargo monitoring is the first step in that direction.
Why Big Pharma Can’t Afford to Put Off Cargo Monitoring
While developing a drug, passing clinical trials and getting approval for it is challenging, one of the most challenging tasks pharmaceutical companies have to do is make sure their products get to where they need to
Integrating Innovation in the Supply Chain of Automotive Brands
Innovation drives the world forward – and the ones who need to put the pedal to the metal are the automotive brands. Learn how connecting the dots improves the ability to connect the parts.
Don’t Let GNSS Cargo Monitoring Impress You
Many of the GNSS systems do not have Electronic Counter Countermeasures (ECCM) systems in place, leaving them completely exposed . Read more to see how it can affect your supply chain.
Are you sure your precious cargo is safe?
The supply chain can be an unknown and dangerous journey fraught with many concerns. Read this blog written by Dan Benkin, VP Security & Loss Prevention on security issues of your cargo
Top Problems Food Shippers Encounter (and how to avoid them)
Are you confident that your shipping solution is providing you with the most accurate information about your cargo? What problems do food shippers need to keep an eye on?
Interview with Yiftach Nativ, Co-Founder and CEO of Contguard
We are growing at a fast pace and we are continuously working on improving our technologies and developing our data analytics capabilities. And this is where we invest much of our efforts.
Risk assessment: the power of knowledge
Evaluating your company's supply chain performance must be done by building a matrix of risk assessment. This matrix that can mathematically expressed using probability theory which allows to calculate costs based on collected information.
Shedding light into the dark grey area that is cargo shipping; monitoring with intelligence
Most industries today depend on the global supply chain and in result it turns the container into an indispensable tool to success in assembling their final product.
Cargo Crimes Are Up in EMEA
According to the Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) recent newsletter, all 11 months of 2016 from January to November, recorded a year-on-year increase in crime rates. It ranged from the lowest 56% in November to the highest 265.3% in July, based on data gathered by TAPA’s Incident Information Service (IIS).
What does your cargo feel like?
When your reefer container arrives damaged, you immediately start enquiring what went wrong during transit. Common industry practice is to request (and pay for) information from the container provider or shipping lines’ temperature data logger.
Your Cargo is Always with You
Cargo shipments are not 100% safe, there are many thefts, damages, delays and other causes for significant revenue loss when shipping your valuables overseas. There is a solution. Cargo security requires logistical and technical expertise.
Full visibility
In a business every action counts, we as business managers & owners know that. One who doesn’t know it will probably lose revenue or even an entire business. You try to be organized, efficient, develop and manufacture good products, you want your customers to be happy and to use your products.