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.

The (Internet of Things) IOT Supply Chain Benefits Now Coming Clearer

Cerasis

The Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be popping up in more conversations throughout the entire supply chain , and more businesses have turned towards IoT experts for guidance on how to take advantage of its benefits. The Internet radically changed how the world communicates. Simple activities and information became instantly available, which eventually led to the creation of the IoT. Most manufacturing processes heavily rely on the use of machinery.

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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.

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.

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). Shipping containers that send updates to your supply chain planning system.

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.

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.

Security: A Big Challenge for the Internet of Things

Enterra Insights

With new network security breaches announced every week, people now understand many of the risks associated with cybersecurity. Several years ago, 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.”[1]

C3's Top 4 Must-Reads on The Internet of Things

C3 Solutions

Throughout the years, our reader ship have clearly voiced their interest for educative and informative content on multiple supply chain topics. C3 Solutions Supply Chain internet of things IoT logisticsWelcome to C3 Solutions' Top Must-Reads series - Volume 1.

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]

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.

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.

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

Cerasis

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. 2016 was a year of major improvements in sustainability measures for logistics providers. Lane sharing and pooling defined freight consolidation, giving rise to the power of collaboration within the supply chain. The Internet of Things.

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

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.

How the Internet of Things Can Shorten Lead Times

synchrono

A new study in Modern Materials Handling reports that 86% of industrial organizations are currently adopting IoT (Internet of Things) solutions, and 84% believe those solutions are very or extremely effective. Manufacturers lagged behind the industrial segment as a whole, with only 77% of manufacturers implementing IoT in their facilities. Some of the customers I talk to are initially skeptical that they can both reduce inventory AND reduce lead times.

The Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains

Kinaxis

Those are potential, and somewhat out of our control. Philip Evans shares how today’s consumer is sharing a colossal amount of data to come to a buying decision. Others consider how this “data” is used, and use the term “Omni-Channel” or “Internet of Things”. Google wrote a great book, ZMOT, or Zero Moment of Truth. That’s before the P&G First and Second Moments of Truth. Supply Chains have primarily stayed on the outside of this challenge.

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.

Narrowband IoT Broadens the Adoption of Asset Tracking Services — Here's How

Roambee

Many other telecom companies in other parts of the world are also racing to launch asset tracking solutions on their own NB-IoT networks, with the hope of making asset tracking adoptable at scale. T-Mobile for Business and Roambee have teamed up to provide a comprehensive, proven asset tracking solution that pairs perfectly with America’s first NB-IoT network.

Taking Visibility to the Next Level with IoT and Cloud Connectivity

TMC

They want to know how their order is progressing through every stage of the journey in a global and dynamic environment. In a survey from Voxware , 69% of respondents said they are less likely to shop with a retailer if an item is not delivered within two days of the date promised.

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.

2016: The Year of Connectivity

Talking Logistics

From the Internet to smartphones to social media to Skype to CNN, we can be constantly connected to what is happening in the world, in our business life and in our personal life. For example, a study by the FMI/GMA Trading Partner Alliance found that 78 percent of manufacturers do not use retailer-supplied forecasts in their own production and deployment planning. That’s why 2016 will be the year of connectivity in supply chain.

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! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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. He says AI could impact six areas of operations.

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. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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).

Consumer Products Supply Chain Disruptor: 3D Printing

DynaSys

The use of advanced technologies is significantly transforming the manufacturing of all products and having a tremendous impact on the supply chain. Internet of Things, BOTS, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Augmented Reality and others are changing the way products are designed, produced, shipped and ultimately purchased and acquired by consumers. 3D printing can have a number of significant impact to the supply chain.

How Big Data is Changing Supply Chains

NC State SCRC

Today’s companies face overwhelming reams of endless data flooding in from a broad range of channels. In spite of this often-daunting aspect of business today, with appropriate use of this data, you can realize a powerful advantage over the competition by boosting efficiencies in your organization’s supply chain. In a nutshell, big data is the dynamic, enormous and “disparate volumes of information created by people, tools and machines.”

Fine-Tune Your Supply Chain By Looking at Amazon

Savi

Does that mean to compete today, you need planes, trucks, ships and a global network of distribution centers? Often overlooked is that behind all of Amazon’s fleet assets run the best technology tools to manage schedules, performance, costs and customer satisfaction. In-transit visibility software-as-a-service provides accurate, live streaming data on the location and condition of cargo in motion.

Innovative E-commerce Software from ShippingEasy

Operations and Supply Chain Management

The software features logic that ties users into the best commercial shipping rates offered by the U.S. The simple conversational user interface speeds the training of workers and improves overall productivity. The Alexa/ShippingEasy collaboration is a great example of how technologies from different companies can be integrated to create more capable systems. These types of integrated technologies will be a key feature of the intelligent systems of the future.

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?

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.