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

Cerasis

Hyperconnectivity is the increasing digital interconnection of people – and things – anytime and anywhere. This level of connectivity will have profound social, political and economic consequences, and increasingly form part of our everyday lives, from the cars we drive and medicines we take, to the jobs we do and the governance systems we live in, to even the business technology systems we use. The implication of this capability will be immense.

The Internet of Things and the Retail Industry

C3 Solutions

This article is part of our Retail Program. From a term that came into use in 2009, the Internet of Things (IoT) has come a long way in 10 years. It refers to the ecosystem of physical objects that are connected to the Internet and use it to communicate.

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

Cerasis

Manufacturers are set to invest up to $70 billion in the Industrial Internet of Things ( IIoT ) by 2020, reports John Greenough of Business Insider. The development and deployment of autonomous vehicles, machine-to-machine communication abilities and preventative maintenance could all team up to result in even greater savings in 2016, which will further increase investments for the Industrial Internet of Things. Tracking of Performance.

The Industrial Side of the Internet of Things

Enterra Insights

When the Internet of Things (IoT) was first imagined, the vision was a vast network of connected machines benefiting the industrial sector. For example, Hailey Lynne McKeefry ( @HaileyMcK ) writes, “The Internet of Things has long had consumers excited as they consider how their refrigerator might send messages to the grocery store or explore the wide variety of wearable devices available to them. Inventory management.

How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for the Internet of Things

Demand Solutions

All across the supply chain—in factories, in distribution centers, on forklifts, and in package delivery—companies are quickly adopting the Internet of Things (IoT). And all of this happening in ways that increase efficiency, reduce waste, and enhance your bottom line. It’s not a matter of whether these things are possible—it’s now a matter of how soon you can implement them. Think of it as SCM 2.0.

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

Enterra Insights

The Internet of Things (IoT) is generally found on the list of technologies fomenting the revolution. ”[1] While some experts believe the combination of IoT and supply chain is a marriage made in heaven, others believe the two entities are just getting to know each other — they’re dating or at least flirting. The reason Bernard calls the IoT “a bundle of ideas” is because it’s really an ecosystem rather than a technology.

How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for the Internet of Things

Demand Solutions

All across the supply chain—in factories, in distribution centers, on forklifts, and in package delivery—companies are quickly adopting the Internet of Things (IoT). And all of this happening in ways that increase efficiency, reduce waste, and enhance your bottom line. It’s not a matter of whether these things are possible—it’s now a matter of how soon you can implement them. Think of it as SCM 2.0.

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. Machinery, vehicles, mechanical devices, actuators, gauges, sensors, and other things are non-digital. They cannot connect directly to the all-digital Internet. That’s where the Internet of Things or IoT comes in.

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]

IoT Inspired Smart Warehouses Are Reinventing Inventory Management

Cerasis

Everything is connected to the internet, including consumer and industrial devices and systems. The internet allows for unlimited scalability and boosted efficiency in warehouse inventory management. The so-called “smart warehouse” takes advantage of these defining factors by connecting systems to streamline inventory management and overall productivity. Precursor technology enables continuous improvement in warehouse management.

How Does the Internet of Things Influence the Supply Chain?

AFFLINK

When most people think about the Internet of Things (IoT), they envision consumer-level products — usually wearable fitness devices like Fitbits — rather than an array of powerful tools that is transforming industries from manufacturing to healthcare. The Internet of Things can be broadly described as a networked cluster of interfaced computing devices and sensors that can transmit data from machine to machine without the necessity of human input.

The Role of the Internet of Things in Managing Supply Chain Risk

BluJay Solutions

According to Gartner , The Internet of Things (IoT) is moving firmly from hype to reality, now being dubbed the Internet of Everything (IoE) and forecast to reach 26 billion installed units by 2020. Of course IoT is already in widespread use within the supply chain, for example through the use of telematics in road forwarding to drive efficiency in route management and vehicle handling.

THE INTERNET OF THINGS: HOW “PROCESS ROBOTS” ARE Transforming Supply Chains (PART 3)

The Network Effect

This part three in a series of posts. In part one , I introduced the concept of “process robots”, and showed how they are already being deployed within supply networks to automatically do the work. A cloud-based planning layer can enable the sharing of all data, for example the S&OP data discussed earlier in the first two posts, across key stakeholders: manufacturing, distribution, logistics, retail, sales, marketing, brand management etc.

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! Quick adoption of health devices like Fitbit and smart thermostats such as Nest are bringing more and more connections and opportunities into the consumer world. For smart devices which require consumables, one area of significant interest is enabling consumption based replenishment.

How Can the Internet of Things Help Your Online Inventory Management?

Unleashed

When we talk about how the digital age is reshaping and revolutionising how we do business, we’re often talking about the obvious impact of person-to-person devices like computers and smartphones. But the last few years have seen the rise of the Internet of Things, and it’s a new concept that business owners should be aware of. Here are some of the ways that it can help make your supply chains more efficient and effective. Tracking your inventory.

How the Internet of Things is Changing the Way Inventory Management Works

Unleashed

The Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining momentum with businesses and individuals around the globe. It has the potential to be big – it has the power to transform how we interact as a society and the fundamentals of how businesses run. One of the biggest waves of change we are expecting to see is in inventory management. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s slow it down and get a good understanding of IoT.

The Major Trends in Warehouse Inventory Management for 2017

Descartes

That’s why you need to adopt and refine trends in warehouse inventory management. Warehouse management is becoming more complex. The post The Major Trends in Warehouse Inventory Management for 2017 appeared first on Appterra. Blog API Big Data EDI Internet of Things Omnichannel Real Time Data Supply ChainIn this changing industry, you need to address the slowing and outdated processes in order to survive and compete against your competitors.

Supply Chain Innovation – Internet of Things (IoT)

FLEXE

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. The Internet of Things has taken root in the supply chain somewhat organically but it will quickly become more and more engrained.

Making IoT in Manufacturing & Supply Chain Work by Using Cloud Technologies

Cerasis

The Internet of Things (IoT) – a concept almost as loose in definition as the two terms that make it up: “Internet”, which has come to denote, in whole or in any part, the vast system of electronic communications that now connects nearly every area of human endeavor; and “Things”, which could only be more inclusive if we broadened the term to the Internet of Anything.

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains

Cerasis

The Internet has already transformed the way individuals interact, make choices, and process information. As more and more devices become Internet-ready and the “Internet of Things” ecosystem continues to grow, we're seeing improvements in safety, turnaround times and client-oriented customization options. But perhaps the most far-reaching changes will center around the use of large data systems to drive sustainability in logistics and supply chains.

How the IoT Platform Fixes Problems in Today’s Logistics Industry

Cerasis

At the same time, machines-to-machine connectivity through the Internet of Things (IoT platform) is increasing the value of data companies have to analyze. Regardless of where you sit to view the logistics industry, problems are becoming more evident. Twin private-sector and public-sector resources and use of the IoT, the value of the IoT platform grew to more than $8 trillion by 2014, reports the Cisco and DHL publication, the Internet of Things in Logistics.

Costa Express’ Supply Chain Revolution

Supply Chain Movement

Just three years ago, Britain’s largest self-service coffee company, was still running its supply chain using a hellish home-grown system of 2000 linked Excel spreadsheets. While others ponder the relative merits of Internet of Things, smart machines and advanced analytics, Costa Express has already rolled them out and is reaping financial benefits. It helps that Costa Express’ business is built around the concept of self-service machines of course.

What is the Digital Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Game Changer

All of the technologies that we hear about every day, from Blockchain to Virtual Reality, have many areas of applicability in both our personal and business lives. But in the area of Supply Chain, which truly spans the entire operations of most any company, these technologies provide the platform to totally redefine how the work of Supply Chain is conducted every minute of every day. What do all of these technologies have in common? Subscribe Here!

5 Examples of How COVID-19 Made Shipment Monitoring a “Must-Have” in the Industry

Roambee

Up until now, investing in shipment tracking solutions was like buying travel insurance - it was usually purchased in the last step of the transportation contracting process. The following are real industry examples of why they are looking at visibility as the “air ticket” itself and not just as “insurance;” a switch from “nice-to-have” to “must-have.”

How AI and the IoT Can Change Transportation Management

Cerasis

Analysts predict that by 2020, 75% of new cars will feature IoT connectivity. The percentage increase describes consumer applications, but the idea of connected vehicles should garner interest from other sectors such as shipping, logistics, and transportation. David Poulsen, CutCableToday ’s IT expert, says connected, or autonomous, vehicles, are attractive because of the technologies that undergird them. Manage Warehouses.

Warehouse of the Future: Digitalization and New Technologies Driving Next Generation Warehouse Automation – Part 2 of 2

Supply Chain Nation

In part 1 of this 2-part blog series, “ Warehouse of the Future: Adopting Automation within the Supply Chain ,” we took a deeper dive into today’s automation systems landscape and retrofitting today’s supply chain with automation. Part-2 of the series will go into more detail around the technologies driving next generation warehouse automation and digitalization and next generation capabilities.

Leveraging Technology in the Retail Supply Chain

NC State SCRC

Companies in the retail sector are looking to automation, artificial intelligence, and other technological advancements to augment various sectors of their business. Technology is assisting retailers with creating a complete picture of their business operations, from the back-office, to the production center, to the sales floor. Retailers have a wealth of technologies at their disposal. The Internet of Things (IoT).

Warehouse of the Future: Digitalization and New Technologies Driving Next Generation Warehouse Automation – Part 2 of 2

Supply Chain Nation

In part 1 of this 2-part blog series, “ Warehouse of the Future: Adopting Automation within the Supply Chain ,” we took a deeper dive into today’s automation systems landscape and retrofitting today’s supply chain with automation. Part-2 of the series will go into more detail around the technologies driving next generation warehouse automation and digitalization and next generation capabilities.

Disruptive Warehouse Technologies for Any Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

No matter how big or small your operation and your company is you likely have the same pressures on your Warehouses and Distribution Centres. Everyone, including those who are best in class, has the need to reduce costs, improve the speed and accuracy of order fulfillment and warehouse activities, optimize inventory, and provide sufficient capacity to support growth at your busiest times of the year. Disruptive Technologies in the Warehouse!

10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations

Cerasis

Bureau of Labor Statistics, tripping, falling, and slipping account for the majority of “general industry accidents.” In fact, statistics show slip and fall accidents make up 15% of all accidental deaths, 25% of all injury claims and – shockingly – 95 million lost work days each year. It goes without saying that warehouses need to find ways to prioritize workplace safety for the health and productivity of the workforce. According to the U.S.

Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

There are articles which describe what the future of Supply Chain will be like in 2020, 0r 2025, or even 2030. But is that enough of a far-reaching vision to offer much more than an incremental view of what we see today based on existing technology? Any view of the near future is more likely to describe incremental changes and incremental advancements based on the current knowledge base. So how can all of this be used to shape what happens in Supply Chain?

How AI and the IoT Can Change Transportation Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Analysts predict that by 2020, 75% of new cars will feature IoT connectivity. The percentage increase describes consumer applications, but the idea of connected vehicles should garner interest from other sectors such as shipping, logistics, and transportation. David Poulsen, CutCableToday’s IT expert, says connected, or autonomous, vehicles, are attractive because of the technologies that undergird them. Manage Warehouses. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Retail Inventory Management Tips to Get The Most Out of Your Warehouse

Cerasis

The wrong retail inventory management strategy increases carrying costs and makes it impossible to stay competitive. Common obstacles encountered when it comes to effective inventory management include having poor visibility into fast-moving versus slow-moving product, extensive travel times between bin locations, and lost revenue due to poor labor productivity. Upgrade your warehouse management system to a cloud-based platform, enabling broad scalability.

It’s About Time for a new “World Class Supply Chain” Paradigm

NC State SCRC

As a young assistant professor at Michigan State University in 1992, I was part of a group called the Global Procurement Benchmarking Initiative. This initiative benchmarked over 300 global companies, and set forth many of the principles for what we called “World Class Supply Chains”. Many of these principles became the foundation for consulting practices at Accenture, Deloitte, Booz Allen, and others. Leveraging and strategic sourcing has gotten in the way of that.

Reflections on the LIVING Supply Chain SCRC Meeting

NC State SCRC

I led off the discussion and took this opportunity to share some of the highlights of my new book, The LIVING Supply Chain, (with Tom Linton as co-author), and try out some of these new ideas on an unsuspecting group of people! The SCRC meeting featured a group of executives, students, and faculty participating at the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting yesterday in Raleigh, held at the new Talley Student Center on the NC State campus.