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The Industrial Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics: Where Are We & Where Are We Going?

Cerasis

The era of paper-based systems and physically monitoring the supply chain is ending. In place of long paper trails and maintenance schedules, machines with the capacity to communicate their needs and issues via the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) are becoming an essential component of effective processes. In fact, your presence on this website alone indicates use of the industrial internet of things today, but the opportunities are limitless.

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

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a collaborative blog post series about mobility in manufacturing & logistics along with Catavolt, who helps manufacturing organizations drive operational excellence with mobile apps. Hyperconnectivity is the increasing digital interconnection of people – and things – anytime and anywhere. IoT makes use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips that “talk” to each other. What is an Example of Internet of Things?

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Internet of Things and Its Impact on Modern Supply Chains

Descartes

By 2020, over fifty billion objects will be connected by the Internet of Things and 5.8 million of them will be comprised of tracking devices. The IoT is a network of physical objects, embedded with sensors, electronics, and network connectivity, which allow them to collect and exchange data. How does the Internet of Things work? The IoT is enabled by the broadband internet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

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.

Internet of Things and Its Impact on Modern Supply Chains

Descartes

By 2020, over fifty billion objects will be connected by the Internet of Things and 5.8 million of them will be comprised of tracking devices. The IoT is a network of physical objects, embedded with sensors, electronics, and network connectivity, which allow them to collect and exchange data. How does the Internet of Things work? The IoT is enabled by the broadband internet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

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

DELMIA Quintiq

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. An automotive brake producer showed how sensors enable better prediction of product wear and tear, simplifying optimization of maintenance. To illustrate my point, I thought of an example from a year or so ago.

Early ‘Internet of Things’ Pilots Proved Supply Chain Benefits of RFID Pallets

Supply Chain Network

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through ‘Internet of Things’ implementations. Key to both of these pilots were RFID enabled pallets and the first project was the SCN Grocery Pilot which was carried out utilizing RFID at the pallet level for automated Distribution Centre (DC) receiving.

How IoT and Augmented Reality in Logistics are Moving The Industry Forward

Cerasis

Supply chain logistics providers made significant changes in standard operations in 2016. From ditching age-old tactics of shipping products now, to advancing the capabilities of augmented reality in logistics, our logistics trends highlighted expected improvements in the supply chain, many of which came true. Sustainability Measures Swept Through Logistics Providers to Reduce Transport Needs. The Internet of Things.

Logistics Technologies: 4 Benefits of RFID, AIDC, and IoT Based Technologies to Shippers

Cerasis

The supply chain is playing host to emerging logistics technologies and modern marvels of an industrialized society. We've discussed how robotics are becoming more prevalent throughout the industry , and we've looked at how the transportation management system is providing unparalleled insight into the everyday actions of today’s shippers and logistics providers. However, we haven't discussed what is empowering all of these amazing technologies.

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

Cerasis

While logistics and manufacturing have grown exponentially, problems have become more complicated. 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. Global Logistics Will Evolve With the IoT Platform. Internet of Things Logistics IoT

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. Leaders in these industries would be wise to plan for a future where AI and the IoT transform transportation management. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one part of the equation,” Poulsen explains.

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. In the shipping and manufacturing industries, that same “worldwide web” is now being deployed to encourage more energy-efficient operational and communication strategies for a low-carbon economy, thanks to IoT Tech. 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 has Internet of Things changed the lives of businesses worldwide?

Loginext

Internet of things (IoT) with the latest in machine-learning backed algorithms are the way logistics would be optimized to meet all customer demands and requirements, right from fast shipping, live tracking and notifications, and on-time delivery with optimized final mile movement.

Augmented Reality (AR) is the Future of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I found this out during my first job out of college. I started my industrial engineering career in a hot Southeastern ambient distribution center (DC) where innovation consisted of adding conveyor and sorters at several hundred dollars per FOOT! I will go into more detail about some of his past experiences with engineers coming in to support operations at a later time. Frankly, I was blown away by how many cases were received and shipped out. Subscribe Here!

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Supply Chain Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In the book, The Living Supply Chain , the authors argue that, “Speeding up the supply chain is at the root of everything that is good: improved revenue, reduced working capital, higher profitability, and less obsolete inventory. Conversely, slowing down the supply chain is at the root of everything that is bad: working capital write-offs, reduced profitability, and slowing revenues.”. Digital transformation of the supply chain will change everything – for the better.

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. Leaders in these industries would be wise to plan for a future where AI and the IoT transform transportation management. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one part of the equation,” Poulsen explains.

Too Much Focus on E-Commerce Shipping Practices? The Important Reminder That Logistics Fundamentals Still Matter

Cerasis

E-commerce growth has become part of the record books. According to Eric Rice of Supply Chain 24/7, e-commerce growth in 2017 grew faster than it has since 2011. E-commerce grew 49 percent, moving from 10 percent of total retail sales to 13 percent. Unfortunately, e-commerce shipping practices, although different from traditional retail shipping, still fall short. What’s Wrong With E-Commerce Shipping Practices? Take advantage of existing storefronts.

Day 3: Lenovo Goes About Creating the End to End Transparent Supply Chain

NC State SCRC

On the third day the team visited the Lenovo “Green Data Center”, and learned of how Lenovo is working to create their “converged” network servers that are on the leading edge of being focused on sustainable high speed efficient performance. Lenovo is $45B in sales, with 55,000 employees in over 160 countries, and was named one of the top 100 best global brands. Managing inventory cost is always an issue, and it is often driven by a number of factors.

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.

Learning to Work with Machines That Learn What the Experts Know

NC State SCRC

It is no secret that future generations of managers are being asked to learn all about the different processes in the end-to-end supply chain, and be able to come together with others in a fast action plan when a disruption strikes. And people are often hesitant to bother these experts, or in many cases don’t know who they are, nor how to ask the right question that helps to access the specific gray matter between the ears of these experts for help with a specific problem!

6 Applications and Implications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management

Cerasis

Let’s talk about Blockchain technology in transportation management. Blockchain technology in transportation management improves effectiveness because of the technology’s capability and chronological elements. The security of blockchain procedures can reduce data entry errors and protect against data corruption , leaks, and breaches. 3 Applications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management. Systems of Trust. Internet Connection.

Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand

Cerasis

E-commerce and omnichannel solutions are rapidly becoming the next frontier in the use of the Internet of Things and better order fulfillment processes. When the Internet first arrived, the idea of waiting for an extended period to receive a product was great, asserts Gordon Hellberg of Material Handling and Logistics. Consumers are also expecting more of manufacturers and shipping companies.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. And business relationships did not become more Vested this year — if anything, they reverted back to being “win-lose” arrangements (see Walmart’s Message to Suppliers: Talk to the Hand and The High Cost of Poor Supplier Relationships ). But some of my other predictions did hit the mark or came close. Of course, what happens in the U.S.

3 Benefits a TMS Provides for Team Collaboration & Inner-Management

Cerasis

Logistics faces a crisis. Logistics providers must leverage the power of inter-management and team collaboration to continue growth in an industry that’s under a great deal of stress. Let’s take a look at how data and analytics play into collaboration, what benefits can be realized, and how the overall shipping process can be streamlined through the use of a dedicated transportation management system (TMS).

E-Commerce Freight Consolidation & Desconsolidation: Understanding the Role of Intermodal Freight Shipping for Successful E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

The world has entered the era of e-commerce, and companies around the globe are struggling to keep up with the trend. For shippers, the best way to handle the e-commerce logistics surge lies in e-commerce freight consolidation and deconsolidation. E-Commerce Growth Is Incompatible With Stagnate Freight Shipping Strategies E-commerce growth can boggle the mind. How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics. Diversify use of modes of transportation.

3 More Advanced Technology Trends in Logistics in 2016: Welcome to the Hyperconnected Logistics Industry

Cerasis

The shipping industry of 2016 is a gross misrepresentation of what was considered “normal” shipping practices in the 1980s or 1990s. This is due in part to significant changes and improvements in how the logistics industry perceives and responds to the demands of a growing customer base. Increasing Use of RFID-, AIDC -, & IoT-Based Technologies. Increasing Use of Bluetooth Technologies. Growth of eCommerce and Omni-Channel Solutions.

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Shipping Technology: Non-Tech Savvy Shippers Lose Advantage Over Time?

Cerasis

The usefulness of technology among shippers remains undisputed. Through advanced transportation management systems ( TMSs ) and greater automation, shippers can reap an unparalleled competitive advantage. What happens when shippers simply forgo implementing shipping technology, and how can shape their future demise? Shippers Must Weigh In-House Versus Off-the-Shelf Shipping Technology Solutions. Adoption of TMS Remains Steady. Transportation

6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

Cerasis

In today’s blog post we continue our look at the logistics technology trends that will shape 2018. In our first post on this subject, we addressed the 5 automated logistics technologies that will serve as the foundation of the transformation to the digital logistics & supply chain landscape. In this post, will go to how shippers and logistics providers will lean on 6 more trends to make gains in the months to come. The short answer is: not a heck of a lot!

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4 Benefits of the Use of Bluetooth Technologies in Logistics

Cerasis

Bluetooth technologies seem to predate the use of the Internet of things (IoT) in society. However, Bluetooth technologies are creating a subset of the IoT, expanding its benefits and use among shipping and logistics providers. Before deciding to forgo the use Bluetooth-enabled technologies, logistics providers need to think about the driving forces behind them and how they will further benefit the industry.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers. From Amazon to hyper-local retailers, 2017 will be a year of intense scrutiny and pressure on logistics providers. Fortunately, your organization can get ahead of the learning curve by knowing what trends in logistics to watch for this year. The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2016. Autonomous Trucks Will Drive Logistics Forward. Logistics

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50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 50 Most Read Articles of All Time From the Cerasis Blog. Layers of Logistics Explained.

What Are the Trends in Last Mile Logistics?

Cerasis

Shippers face many challenges in successfully delivering products to end-users, and last mile logistics will be a core focus of change in the coming months. Consumer demands and expectations are rising, and up to 25 percent of consumers are willing to pay extra for same-day delivery. By 2018 alone, same-day delivery and last mile logistics will be valued at more than $1.35 Last Mile Logistics Gets Faster Fulfillment. Insourcing Reaches Into Last Mile Logistics.

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3 Logistics Technology Trends in 2016: Automation Leads the Way

Cerasis

Innovations in technology are changing how the world does business, and technology is dramatically changing how entities in the logistics industry function in nearly every aspect. From increased affordability and efficiency of the transportation management system (TMS) to the application of Bluetooth technology for superior tracking of product movements, 2016 will be the year in which technology becomes an integral, if not the exclusive, part of the shipping process.

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How 5 Emerging Technologies Will Change the Services of 3rd Party Logistics Providers

Cerasis

Yesterday, we started our series on the effects of emerging technologies on 3rd party logistics providers by speaking about the future of logistics technology and if 3rd party logistics providers are prepared. In today’s post, we expand upon this idea to focus on how those technologies will impact the service offerings of 3PLs. How these 5 Emerging Technologies will Forever Change the Service Offerings of 3rd Party Logistics Providers.