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5 Future Applications of the Industrial Internet of Things in Manufacturing & Logistics

Cerasis

Additionally, overall maintenance costs have dropped by 30 percent, and predictive maintenance has reduced machine-specific failures by 70 percent, reports Louis Columbus of Forbes magazine. 27 percent of those expect the most significant changes from the Industrial Internet of Things will revolve around shipping, logistics, and transportation processes. Source Forbes Magazine).

It’s Turkey Time!

Kinaxis

While there is the possibility of sourcing from a secondary supplier, there’s no guarantee they’ll have enough stock available. They can be held in inventory until the second biggest holiday for these big birds – Christmas, which is only a couple of months away. Forget Columbus Day this year and come celebrate Thanksgiving with us instead! Miscellanea Demand planning Logistics Supply and demand Supply chain management turkey supply chain

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Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Our customers overcome demand volatility and supply chain complexity for outstanding service levels with reduced inventory. ToolsGroup solutions include Demand Planning & Sensing, Inventory Optimization, Allocation & Replenishment, Demand & Supply Collaboration, Promotions Planning and S&OP. Founded in 2002, Spinnaker has offices in Boston, Columbus, Denver, Houston, Memphis, Pittsburgh, London, and Singapore. PRESS RELEASE.

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The Internet of Things and the Supply Chain: Serious or Just Flirting?

Enterra Insights

She writes, “Sustainability, ethical sourcing, corporate responsibility, brand safety and product integrity are vast, complex, down-the-rabbit hole [supply chain] concerns. “IoT enables supply chain logistics to connect vehicles, equipment and devices to obtain approximate real-time status updates of a shipment. ” Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ), a Principal at IQMS, believes another technology, blockchain, will make the IoT/supply chain even stronger.

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

TMC

Modern TMS solutions are designed to help shippers make such trade-offs, with analytics platforms that take data from multiple sources and present the shipper with a single access point for calculating total landed cost. The preferred amount of inventory held on ships and trucks depends on constraints such as the value of the cargo. If high-value items are being shipped, it’s important to minimize inventory levels.

Supply Chain Optimization 101: How to Best Harness the Power of Big Data

AFFLINK

Big data is arriving from multiple sources at an alarming velocity, volume and variety.” Writing for Forbes, big data expert Louis Columbus notes that more than 60% of supply chain executives view big data as “a disruptive and important technology, setting the foundation for long-term change management in their organizations.” You can’t open a major tech news site these days without encountering the words “big data.”