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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 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.

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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.

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.

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!

8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

Cerasis

The freight industry of today is evolving rapidly. It is no longer bound by the traditional constraints of the economy, and Amazon is gearing up to begin expanding to be the best of the global freight shipping providers. As a result, your company needs to think about these freight shipping trends and how you can prepare to respond to them as soon as possible. 8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017. Of course, automation begets automation.

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.

Blockchain: A Single, Immutable, Serialized Source of Truth

Material Handling & Logistics

Blockchain technology could help introduce higher levels of security to and confidence in supply chain transactions. When many people hear the word blockchain, they immediately think about bitcoin and crypto-currencies, conjuring up images of hackers and black markets. However, bitcoin is simply an implementation of blockchain—a technology that can be used to create powerful new capabilities in the supply chain world. Acquire the source materials: add a block.

The Smart Shipping Container Revolution

GTG Technology Group

Shipping containers are an integral part of the world’s supply chain. Simple yet vital, these containers are getting an internet of things (IoT) upgrade. With smart sensors on the rise and connectivity increasing, there is a bright new future ahead for the shipping container. High-Connectivity in Shipping. Complex management systems track shipping containers across the globe. Between each barcode scan, shipping containers go quiet.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

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. more near-shoring and larger, less frequent shipments to minimize transportation costs). Of course, what happens in the U.S.

Why A Successful Transportation Management Program Is Empowered By Data

Cerasis

Today we continue our long series and look at teaching shippers how to remain strategic when it comes to logistics and their transportation management program. This is the 7th post in this series that first started by giving an overview of the 10 areas shippers can turn to stay strategic. We then are going in depth on each of the 10 listed. The first 5 were as follows: 6 Strategic and Proactive Tips to Stay Ahead of Distressed Shipments. Origination of Data.

Questions Companies with U.S.-Mexico Trade Should be Asking

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson’s President of Managed Services, Jordan Kass, spoke before Congress to detail industry concerns over the U.S. On June 28, 2016, Mr. Kass testified before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security. Specifically discussing how the internet of things will impact supply chains, he said: The internet of things provides companies the ability to source parts and inputs, and sell, globally.

Information Sharing Communities for Digitally Enabled Supply Chain Visibility – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Especially where multi-modal transport is necessary, and where dynamic decision making is required for the routing of goods in-transit. The latest internet of things (IoT) technologies can provide complementary insights as to the whereabouts and status of goods and assets.

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. Driving Forces Behind the Increased Use of Bluetooth Technologies. In reality, there are millions of reasons to use Bluetooth-enabled technologies within the shipping and logistics industry.

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

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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.

Building Value Networks. Stopping the Backward Slide.

Supply Chain Shaman

On the left, I share a picture for those that never experienced the evolution of the cellular phone.) Phone calls to Europe or Asia were costly and of poor quality. Today, with seemingly a click of the finger, the phone as a communication device is SO MUCH more than a phone.

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Is Technology Revolutionizing or Simply Changing Logistics?

Enterra Insights

To address this, savvy businesses have been experimenting with multiple disruptive technologies for quite some time now, hence opening the doors to solutions that are driven by technologies like machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), automation, data analytics and more.”[1] Like Nahata, Gurcharan Singh, Founder of LogixGRID Technologies, believes disruptive technologies are transforming the logistics arena. The Internet of Things.

How Blockchain Could Create the 'Autonomous Container'

Supply Chain Brain

Indeed, the very notion of applications that “talk” to one another is merely an extension of a system that shippers and carriers have deployed for years, albeit in a more primitive fashion. There’s nothing new, for example, about a carrier’s ability to monitor the interior temperature and humidity of a shipping container while in transit. The technology features chips that monitor temperature and humidity within a 500-meter range of an air-freight container.

Connect Big Data with Predictive Analytics for Increased Visibility and Control Over Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Network

The age of digital transformation is now fully upon us and from a business perspective one of the most active areas of change, impact and opportunity is in supply chain management. With maritime transport growing at an average rate of over 8.5 percent per year, over 90% of the world’s trade is carried by sea for a total of 23 million tonnes of cargo traveling by ship every day.

4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Cerasis

The advancements in 3D printing and 'Additive Manufacturing,' coupled with supply chain efficiencies, could make distributed manufacturing a reality, ushering in the era of smart manufacturing. The Continual Coverage and Now Reality of Smart Manufacturing with 3D Printing. I remember reading an MIT paper on manufacturing technology trends a couple of years ago. It had a fascinating mention of " Additive Manufacturing " (AM) and how it could be a game changer.

3 Core Metrics & 10 Soft Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance

Cerasis

Sure, supply chain cost reduction is important in reducing the cost of goods sold (COGS) and increasing profit, but there are other measurements which should not be forgotten. If cost reduction is not the only thing to measuring supply chain performance, that begs the questions: "Maybe we should be measuring other Supply Chain Management activities and what would they be?". Absolutely time is a critical component of measuring supply chain performance.

Twitter Insights from GT Nexus Bridges 2015 Conference

Talking Logistics

The exercise, however, provided me with a great list of reminders of what I heard and learned at the conference, which I will share with you today. One of my favorite quotes from the conference, which I believe sums up the perspective many customers have about GT Nexus, came from Joe Dixon, SVP of Supply Chain at Brooks Brothers: “SAP is our internal ERP system, GT Nexus is our external [supply chain] ERP system.”. 143 TB of transaction data.

7 Steps to Pick and Implement Freight Analytics During Peak Season

Intelligent Audit

And that’s without considering the unprecedented demand of the 2020 peak season. A well-thought-out freight analytics plan can make all the difference in maximizing profits, reducing costs, and staying ahead of the competition. Source Your Data Connections.

Blockchain and Supply Chain Analytics: Impact of Small to Large Supply Chains

Cerasis

The value of blockchain and supply chain Analytics is Undisputed, and the capabilities of blockchain Technology are starting to become available two small and midsize businesses, as well as large corporations, such as Walmart. Blockchain Appears Beyond the Reach of Small Supply Chains Blockchain technology is often associated with large corporations, but it holds value when applied to small and midsize businesses as well.

The Future is Now: Why these 5 Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Trends will Dominate 2018

Cerasis

Over the next two years, manufacturers are set to invest more than $250 billion in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the use of technology to improve manufacturing will only increase. Let us take a closer look at some the advanced manufacturing technologies set to define the state of manufacturing throughout 2018. Stay ahead of the game learn the trends shaping the industry. Robotics Will Continue to Take the Place of Burdensome, Manual Tasks.

Tracking Shipments with IoT

Logichain Solutions

Everyone talks about the Internet of Things, or IoT. In 1990, John Romkey showed a toaster at the INTEROP internet conference in San Jose, California, that could be turned on and off over the internet. Benefits of IoT. Challenges of IoT.

Is the Edge Too Far for TMS?

GTG Technology Group

Cloud computing is becoming an important component in cutting-edge transportation management systems (TMS). The internet of things (IoT) has created a push to increase speed and efficiency by shifting processing even further from center, called edge computing. Is this the future of TMS, or is the edge simply too far? In an industry with millions of moving parts, this presents a major advantage.

Top 5 Trends to Know to Compete with Amazon’s Supply Chain

Cerasis

Fortunately, these five trends may alleviate some of the strains of competition by giving supply chain partners an advantage in the global market. Amazon’s purchase of Kiva Robots changed the landscape of robotics in the supply chain. Meanwhile, Lowe’s has created the LoweBot , which boosts customer service, explains Dan Gilmore of Supply Chain Digest. Furthermore, the speed of operation of robots will increase more than 30 percent by the end of 2017.

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Tracking Shipments with IoT

Logichain Solutions

Everyone talks about the Internet of Things, or IoT. In 1990, John Romkey showed a toaster at the INTEROP internet conference in San Jose, California, that could be turned on and off over the internet. The term “Internet of Things” was coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999. Although the term “Internet of Things” has been around for close to 20 years, it has only gained traction in the last few years. Benefits of IoT.

Tracking Shipments with IoT

Logichain Solutions

Everyone talks about the Internet of Things, or IoT. In 1990, John Romkey showed a toaster at the INTEROP internet conference in San Jose, California, that could be turned on and off over the internet. The term “Internet of Things” was coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999. Although the term “Internet of Things” has been around for close to 20 years, it has only gained traction in the last few years.

Tracking Shipments with IoT

Logichain Solutions

Everyone talks about the Internet of Things, or IoT. In 1990, John Romkey showed a toaster at the INTEROP internet conference in San Jose, California, that could be turned on and off over the internet. The term “Internet of Things” was coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999. Although the term “Internet of Things” has been around for close to 20 years, it has only gained traction in the last few years.

Tracking Shipments with IoT

Logichain Solutions

Everyone talks about the Internet of Things, or IoT. In 1990, John Romkey showed a toaster at the INTEROP internet conference in San Jose, California, that could be turned on and off over the internet. The term “Internet of Things” was coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999. Although the term “Internet of Things” has been around for close to 20 years, it has only gained traction in the last few years.

Supply Chain Leaders Prepare For The Long Haul. Caution: It Will Be Gray.

Supply Chain Shaman

As a result, I never experienced the joy of jumping into a swimming pool until I was six. The first major polio epidemic in the United States occurred in Vermont in the summer of 1894. The majority of infected people showed no signs of the disease, but the impact for many, like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was paralysis. The last case of polio in the United States was 1979. This type of success gave my generation a false sense of security.

The Trends Shaping Supply Chain and Logistics: Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2017

Talking Logistics

Which is why a drone took flight from the stage during Ryan’s keynote address at the Descartes Evolution 2017 Conference a couple of weeks ago and broadcast real-time video of the audience as it flew across the front of the hall. Much of that growth has been fueled by acquisitions, including four acquisitions in 2016, with more certainly to come this year. Business Intelligence, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence: We’re in the middle of an evolution here.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

With accelerating rates of virus transmission and deaths the global response for containment has increased as well. Every aspect of our lives has been disrupted: our health, freedom of movement, employment, the economy, our ability to buy goods, and virtually every Supply Chain. We started to hear about shortages of toilet paper, hand sanitizer, foods and household goods. Now we are starting to hear about shortages of ventilators, masks, and medical equipment.

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