The Internet of Things at the Crossroads

Enterra Insights

For example, author Mary Buchan ( @MidLifestyleRN ) writes, “Life presents us with moments of decision — crossroads where we either choose a new direction and move on, or cling to what we already have and be miserable.” Some of the best innovations result when people from different disciplines meet at the crossroads of a challenge. The Internet of Things at the crossroads. You really need all three parts of the ecosystem.

[INFOGRAPHICS] The State of Internet of Things in 6 Visuals


Our week of infographics around the industry continues! We expected with so many folks coming back from the long holiday weekend, you may not have a lot of time to read. 15 Improvements by the Deployment of The Internet of Things in the Supply Chain.

The Inevitable Future of the Internet of Things (IoT)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The Internet of Things (IoT) – Welcome the Digital Supply Chain! The Internet of Things — IoT, for short — is made up of devices that connect to the internet and share data with each other. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

15 Improvements by the Deployment of The Internet of Things in the Supply Chain


The list of relevant applications of the Internet of Things (IoT) era technology across multiple industries and market segments continues to grow. Current and future applications have the potential to provide new methods of value creation and sources of revenue streams for companies in the digital age. 11 Improvements by the Deployment of the Internet of Things in the Supply Chain.

Making Internet of Things (IoT) Work in Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Is anything as over-hyped as the Internet of Things (IoT) right now? That is the main question Kristi Montgomery, VP of Kenco Innovation Labs , will discuss in this episode, where she will also share ten steps to achieving a return on investment (ROI) from IoT.

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


Gone are the days of tactical moves with freight. Shippers, especially manufacturing companies, are then empowered further by the convergence of technology. The core of Digital Industry 4.0 is also commonly referred to as the Industrial Internet of Things.

What is the Hyperconnected Era & “The Internet Of Things” and What does it Have to Do with Manufacturing & Logistics?


Hyperconnectivity is the increasing digital interconnection of people – and things – anytime and anywhere. This growing movement of such hyperconnectivity is known as the Hyperconnected Era or often referred to now as “The Internet of Things.”

The Internet of Things (IoT) – Welcome the Digital Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Over the last 5 years there has been an explosion of smart and connected devices. Zetabytes of data generated by these devices. The Internet of Things (IoT) is well upon us! After a certain period or number of cycles a “free” upgrade could be offered.

The Internet of Things and Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

Recent reports indicate Internet of Things (IoT) technology adoption is slowing down due to security concerns. Back in 2015, Irfan Saif ( @irfansaif ), a principal with Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Cyber Risk Services practice, wrote, “Internet of Things initiatives demand targeted strategies to combat the influx of new cyber risks that will invariably accompany them.”[2] IoT-connected sensors can provide this kind of data.

Internet of Things Can Drive Big Savings in the Post-Sales Supply Chain

Supply Chain @ MIT

An area where the Internet of Things (IoT) can live up its hype is the post-sales or service supply chain. Featured Innovation Strategy Internet of Things machine monitoring MIT CTL predicting product failures reducing spare part inventory sensor networks service supply chains

Does Your Supply Chain Business Model Incorporate the Internet of Things?

ModusLink Corporation

When companies innovate, most focus on developing groundbreaking, new technologies or bringing products to market that address an emerging need or unique challenge. However, there’s room for innovation in companies’ business models, too.

The Supply Chain, Internet of Things, and Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

A number of analysts believe, in the near future, a symbiotic relationship is going to develop between the supply chain and the Internet of Things (IoT) — sometimes referred to as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Technically, the IoT provides connectivity between things; but, connectivity alone doesn’t provide maximum benefit. I like to think of the IoT in organic terms.

The Internet of Things and Supply Chain Operations

Enterra Insights

Connecting those links has been the essence of supply chain operations since trading first began. This focus sharpened and became even more important with the rise of e-commerce and omnichannel operations. As a result, they are leveraging innovations related to the Internet of Things (IoT) as a means of tightly merging the physical and digital worlds, optimizing supply chain operations and improving the customer experience throughout the value chain.”[1]

The Internet of Things: How “Process Robots” Are Enabling Supply Networks (Part 2)

The Network Effect

In yesterday’s post I introduced the concept of “process robots”, and showed how they are already being deployed within supply networks to automatically do the work. Thus Angie’s List is a market maker of sorts.

Supply Chain and the Internet of Things – Towards New Paradigms

Logistics Bureau

Internet plays a key role in connecting native digital items like PCs, IT servers, smartphones, and software applications. However, the things to hook up now include physical assets from an analogue world. They cannot connect directly to the all-digital Internet.

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

Enterra Insights

According to Jonathan Sallet, a former visiting fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, that’s exactly the situation in which the Internet of Things (IoT) finds itself. “The term ‘internet of things’ is said to have been first used in 1985,” he explains. ”[1] Although the term “Internet of Things” sounds like it refers to a singular entity, that’s a false impression.

Internet of Things (IoT) in the supply chain – a jolt of creativity required?


A couple of months ago, I went to an interesting event dedicated to creating a digitalized factory of the future. Given that it took place in Japan, I imagined quite an animated discussion around making another leap in the manufacturing of things.

The Internet of Things Will Affect the Supply Chain and Much More

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Internet of Things (IOT), Cost-to-Serve, Segmentation and Supply Chain CoEs are unable to deliver promised business value without Prescriptive Analytics


It brings together a long list of trends, enabling technologies, business frameworks and competencies that should be in your consideration set. The big theme of course, is the digitization of the supply chain and the implications it will have on business performance.

Cognizant – Mining Critical Data in the Era of the Internet of Things – SupplyChainBrain & Kinaxis Video Series


by Melissa Clow SupplyChainBrain attended our annual Kinexions user conference, and while there, they completed a number of video interviews with customers , analysts, and Kinaxis executives. We get answers from Yogesh Amraotkar of the Innovation and Solutions Group of Cognizant.

Analytics Leaders Discuss the Internet of Things

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Analytics Leaders Discuss the Internet of Thingsg. This new standard has strong implications for businesses seeking to navigate their respective landscapes and stay ahead of the curve. This creates a treasure trove of information to facilitate consumer and business applications.

“Computing at the Edge”: Distributed Computing Will Accompany the Internet of Things


I had the opportunity to hear George Moakley, formerly the Enterprise Architect and Strategic Planner at Intel, who is now one of the founders of the new Intelligence at the Edge for Supply Chain Lab at Arizona State University. George spoke to a group of executives at the CAPS Roundtable at IBM in RTP a week ago, and shared some of his ideas about what lies in store for the future of the IoT.

Transforming the Defense Supply Chain with Internet of Things Commercial Innovations

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Supply Chain Innovation – Internet of Things (IoT)


The Internet of Things Will Revolutionize Your Supply Chain. Just about everything in your warehouse will eventually be connected to The Internet of Things (IoT), the online network that connects and exchanges data between devices, vehicles, inventory and even buildings.

Supply Chain Innovation - Internet of Things (IoT)


The Internet of Things (IoT) will revolutionize your supply chain

If Only There Were More Choices

Supply Chain Shaman

Many of the clients I work with are nervous about SAP APO’s transition and the evolution of SAP’s supply chain planning solutions. As I work with these teams, one thing is clear. We are at the beginning of the hype cycle. Innovation is happening at the edge.

How Will the Internet of Things Change Industrial Jobs?


The Internet of Things is one of the most significant technological innovations in the past decade. Because of this, it should not be a surprise that the industrial sector will greatly benefit from IoT integration. Blog Integration Internet of Things

SenseAware is FedEx’s Internet of Things Response to Supply Chain Optimization

Supply Chain 24/7

Chris Swearingen, manager of SenseAware at FedEx, gave a talk titled "How Innovations in Manufacturing and Supply Chain are Redefining Mobility and Reshaping the Globe" he spoke about the company’s “internet of things” product SenseAware and how it is driving supply chain optimization

The Internet of Things: Does more data really make us more intelligent?

Supply Chain View from the Field

Recent articles, posts, and future trends studies are all awash with excitement about the Internet of Things. For instance, Mike Morley writes on the Material Handling and Logistics site that the Internet of Things will change everything: “Billions of connected devices associated with global supply chains will transform the amount of information that can track shipments in real time.

The Internet of Things is coming at you faster than you think

Supply Chain Nation

The Internet of Things (IoT) is part of the next wave of innovation in digital retail. Digital business that interacts with the Internet of Things will create completely new business opportunities.

Open Letter to the Chief Financial Officer

Supply Chain Shaman

For most, it is the end of the quarter. While for others, the end of the fiscal year is looming. The end of any fiscal period is a good time to take stock, and reflect. After his presentation, there was a facilitated networking session on the role of the CFO in supply chain.

Building the Network of Networks. Call for Action. Want to Help?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the 1980s, commercial internet providers evolved. In 2001, Steve Jobs put 1000 songs in our pocket; and steadily, over the last three decades mobile phones changed the pace of business. eCommerce and electronic shopping carts drove new forms of commerce.

IoT in Supply Chain: Start With Defining Your Problem

Talking Logistics

When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), the hardest thing for many companies is knowing where and how to begin, especially with so much buzz and hype swirling around in the market.

Are You Active in the Digital Transformation Drinking Game?

Supply Chain Shaman

The storyline of the event goes like this: Do you have the business problem of complexity, personalization, and globalization requiring faster time to market? SAP S4/HANA delivers on the goal of digital transformation. Market-driven is a more mature definition of demand-driven.

Bitcoin: A New Supply Chain Operating System?

Talking Logistics

But I read an article in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal – The Revolutionary Power of Digital Currency by Michael J. Until I read the article, I had a very limited perspective and understanding of what bitcoin is, which I believe is also the case for most people.

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