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. We encourage our audience to visit The Catavolt Blog for more relevant posts about mobility in manufacturing for best practices, tips, and great industry insights. The implication of this capability will be immense.

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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.

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.

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. IoT or Internet of Things is a gathering of interconnected devices (physical) that can monitor, report and send and exchange data. The information compiled via IoT provides manufacturers and other stakeholders with abundant information for updated business insights. of jobs for each asset.

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.

How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for the Internet of Things

Demand Solutions

Thanks to the cloud, there has never been a better time to be a manufacturer or distributor with a vision for rapid, profitable growth. This isn’t a science fiction story—it’s the current reality for many manufacturers and distributors. 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). 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

Thanks to the cloud, there has never been a better time to be a manufacturer or distributor with a vision for rapid, profitable growth. This isn’t a science fiction story—it’s the current reality for many manufacturers and distributors. 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). 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]

How to Future-proof the Internet of Things | A Guide for Manufacturing Plants

Cerasis

Ah yes, the Internet of Things (IoT), welcomed to the manufacturing family like a returning military hero – well, mostly. Indeed, the IoT has been commended for making the 10% of manufacturing plants and factories who use it more efficient and productive, through web connectivity right at this very moment. If you form part of the 10%, welcome to industry 4.0. Figurative show of hands if you use computers on your manufacturing floor.

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 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.

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.

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.

Are Industry 4.0 and Lean Manufacturing Mutually Exclusive?

USC Consulting Group

Lean manufacturing and Industry 4.0 The former is a production methodology designed to reduce operational costs through a combination of process efficiencies, a lighter footprint and smart time management. So if lean manufacturing aims to reduce operational expenses, while Industry 4.0

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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 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. As demand for connection increases in the private sector, the cost of IoT-enabled devices will decrease.

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. Data sits–examples include images, map and location data, sentiment, telematics, warranty, and weather– on the doorstep of manufacturing companies and retailers. Confluence of Technologies.

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.

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).

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. Implement Lean Manufacturing.

5 Reminders Along Your Digital Transformation Journey

USC Consulting Group

Perhaps the best example of all is in the consumer products space. From navigation apps, streaming media services, mobile devices, voice assistants and so much more, artificial intelligence tools and features are regularly used by approximately 85% of Americans , according to a 2018 survey conducted by Gallup. Its implementation is evidenced at just about every stage of the supply chain. Be aware of these issues during your company’s digital transformation journey: 1.

How Supply Chain Integration Will Boost Efficiency in 2015

BluJay Solutions

With outsourcing on the rise and more companies cropping up in emerging markets, supply chain networks are more dispersed – meaning integration is key to keeping track of goods. Plus, consumers at the end of the line have higher expectations each year when it comes to delivery speeds, quality and service. They are getting a lot of pressure from customers to accelerate deliveries. Keeping data connected is another key to integrating all parts of the supply chain in 2015.

Omnichannel In Manufacturing: Why Manufacturers Are Following Retailers to an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

The application of omnichannel in manufacturing primarily focuses on the collaboration between suppliers, or vendors, and distributors. To understand this relationship, we have to consider its driving forces, how it affects omnichannel experiences , and what it means for warehousing capabilities and capacity. Manufacturers still using disjointed processes and operating in functional silos are unable to keep up with demand.

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.

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.