[INFOGRAPHIC] Industry 4.0: Powered by the Internet of Things & Digital Manufacturing


In this bylined article , Ralf Russ, Accenture Managing Director, writes that by 2020, connected and intelligent products are predicted to be the biggest “user group” of the internet, estimated at 24 billion devices.

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Macpherson predicted that the figure will easily be 80 percent by 2022. Data gives distributors and 3PLs the ability to manage the entire supply chain on behalf of the customer, manage their ordering and inventory levels and providing them with insights that’ll help improve service levels.

The Internet of Things is over 30 Years Old and still in Its Infancy

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Other benefits include inventory tracking, product tracking, process improvement, and optimization. “Currently,” he writes, “there are approximately 10 billion connected devices, with the number reaching 20 billion in 2020, 29 billion to 42 billion in 2022, and 75 billion in 2025. How can something over 30 years old still be considered in its infancy?

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The B2B eCommerce industry has been growing over the past two decades; by 2020 it is predicted to grow to $6.7 This figure is expected to grow to 70% by 2020. Many B2B companies combine back-office software, accounting systems, inventory management systems, and more.