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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The Internet of Things is Nothing New

Logistics Viewpoints

I’ve made the argument before that the Internet of Things is nothing new. In the logistics space, for example, we’ve been taking RF scans and using that data to improve warehouse processes since at least 1975 when McHugh Freeman, an early warehouse management system supplier, began business. Internet protocols make it easier to communicate that sensor data to applications.

New Auto-Id Integration Standard in RFID Could Play A Major Role In Adoption & Proliferation of IoT (Internet of Things)

Cerasis

They offer automated data capture solutions – from project planning and development to implementation and ongoing support post-deployment – for thousands of clients all over the country. In fact, it’s what they’ve done successfully now since 1998 , a testament to the strength of their people and the dedication they have to their customers. The Simplification of Integration Standard to Increase RFID Adoption Laying Ground for Proliferation of IoT.

IoT – Internet of Things: Moving Supply Chain Logistics Ahead

20Cube Logistics

The technology revolution in supply chain logistics is experiencing a transformational wave of new innovations and challenges. What is IoT in supply chain logistics? IoT or Internet of Things is a gathering of interconnected devices (physical) that can monitor, report and send and exchange data. IoT enables supply chain logistics to connect vehicles, equipment and devices to obtain approximate real-time status updates of a shipment.

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.

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. Logistics 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.

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.

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.

Internet of Things Will Deliver $1.9 Trillion Boost to Supply Chain & Logistics Operations

PINC

Today DHL and Cisco published a paper ( linked here ) indicating the Internet of Things will deliver $1.9 Trillion Boost to Supply Chain & Logistics Operations. The Trend Report estimates that there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020 compared to 15 billion today. The areas benefiting the most will be in warehousing, and freight transportation

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 Continued Growth of Internet of Things (IoT)

Supply Chain Link

Logistics experts are continually finding ways to utilize Internet of Things (IoT) to improve systems and networks, reduce costs, and identify new opportunities to generate more revenue. IoT is a system of interconnected computing devices that have unique identifiers to transfer data over a network, without the need for human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. Distribution Transportation 3pl Supply Chain Technology Warehousing

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.

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. Robinson, Deloitte, 3M, IBM Corporation, and Eli Lilly and Company, to discuss current and future impact of big data, predictive analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as subsequent implications for Kelley in educating and preparing top talent.

Modern Warehousing Capabilities Mirror the Goals of Industrial Internet of Things

Logistics Viewpoints

The warehouse is on the trajectory to implement many of the capabilities sought in the vision of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Logistics Technologies Material Handling Industrial Internet of Things Vision Systems warehouse automation

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The Major Trends in Warehouse Inventory Management for 2017

Descartes

That’s why you need to adopt and refine trends in warehouse inventory management. It helps you meet the growing logistical challenges that are affecting customers’ satisfaction levels and your company’s bottom line. 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 Chain

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.

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. As with any project, start with defining your problem,” advised Kristi Montgomery, VP of Kenco Innovation Labs, in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. Where are you sub-optimized that you think the Internet of Things can potentially help you?

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!

ARC’s Supply Chain Predictions for 2015: Hits and Misses

Logistics Viewpoints

At the beginning of the year the ARC supply chain team made supply chain predictions for 2015. Very often any predictions you can make for a one year period are not about a brand new thing that will occur, the prediction is really part of a larger megatrend that has not only been going on for some time but will also continue for many years […]. Logistics Trends Omni-channel logistics Internet of Things omni-channel robotics Warehousing

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.

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).

A Beer Distributor Leverages the Industrial Internet of Things to Improve Customer Service and Operations

Logistics Viewpoints

Six years ago, Del Papa Distributing, a third generation family-owned beer distribution company that delivers more than 10 million cases of beer annually, decided that Galveston, Texas was not the ideal location for their operations. Food & Beverage Industry Logistics Technologies Mobile Technologies Warehouse Management Systems