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. Conservative estimates of the future IoT’s value range from $1.4 Supply Chain Management.

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. The IoT Supply Chain and Shipping Processes.

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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. What does this mean for supply chain operations? 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?

How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for the Internet of Things

Demand Solutions

Cloud technology puts powerful supply chain planning technology at your fingertips , with no major outlay for software licenses and extra hardware. And cloud technology removes the barriers to implementing sales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP) across your extended supply chain. Shipping containers that send updates to your supply chain planning system. Why Supply Chain Executives Are Embracing IoT.

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. What does this mean for supply chain operations? 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 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 Benefits for the Supply Chain.

How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for the Internet of Things

Demand Solutions

Cloud technology puts powerful supply chain planning technology at your fingertips , with no major outlay for software licenses and extra hardware. And cloud technology removes the barriers to implementing sales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP) across your extended supply chain. Shipping containers that send updates to your supply chain planning system. Why Supply Chain Executives Are Embracing IoT.

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. Supply chains have much to gain from connectivity too. 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.

The Internet of Things and Supply Chain Operations

Enterra Insights

The term “supply chain” was coined because it denoted key linkages from raw resources to finished products. Connecting those links has been the essence of supply chain operations since trading first began. Through the centuries there has also been a focus on making supply chains more efficient. This focus sharpened and became even more important with the rise of e-commerce and omnichannel operations.

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. It quickly became obvious that the supply chain & logistics professional were hungry for helpful information and practical insights that could guide them in applying best practices and prepare them for future industry challenges. C3 Solutions Supply Chain internet of things IoT logistics

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.

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]

Internet of Things and your Supply Chain

Aborn and Co.

Imagine if a little freight-gnome traveled along with everything you shipped, stocked, or stored – coffee beans to coffee tables, blackboards to backboards – and monitored it incessantly. and can communicate the status of the shipment to all concerned parties at any time. Normal. false.

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. – Number of receiving variances between Manual checking process versus RFID process (less than 1%) YES.8% (99.2%).

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.

The Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains

Kinaxis

by CJ Wehlage What would you say is the next great disruption coming to our supply chain world? Those are potential, and somewhat out of our control. However, there’s one great disruption already occurring, which has yet to truly “touch” supply chain. 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”.

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. IoT Tech is Driving Sustainability in the Supply Chain. billion tons of oil in 2011, worth approximately $743 billion.

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. 2016 was a year of major improvements in sustainability measures for logistics providers. The Internet of Things.

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.

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. Savvy businesses are deploying new technology solutions everywhere from their supply chains to their storefronts. 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.

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.

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.”. The post Supply Chain Predictions!

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.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Augmented Reality (AR) is Set to Transform Retail and the Supply Chain! Supply chain improvements over the last 15 years have been incremental at best. The advances we are making in the supply chain powered by Augmented Reality (AR) are going to be wildly disruptive. The supply chain community that leans into AR and gets it right will come out the clear winners for every perspective: simplicity, safety, quality and productivity.

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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. So why are our supply chains so disconnected? Externally, few companies can trace their products more than one or two levels forward or backward in their supply chains, and thus have only limited visibility to supply chain risks or the ability to find potential cost savings.

How Big Data is Changing Supply Chains

NC State SCRC

Dunn a writer for TechnologyAdvice. She provides some great insights into how big data might be able to be used in supply chains. 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.

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? Take a Page From Amazon’s Supply Chain Playbook Your business probably doesn’t have the wealth, and market power Amazon uses to achieve scale and drive pricing down. Often overlooked is that behind all of Amazon’s fleet assets run the best technology tools to manage schedules, performance, costs and customer satisfaction.

Taking Visibility to the Next Level with IoT and Cloud Connectivity

TMC

This week we participated in NRF 2020 Vision: Retail’s Big Show along with our partner and customer Microsoft, to showcase our latest technology solutions built by and for supply chain experts. Today’s consumers are very particular about their supply chain experience. They want to know how their order is progressing through every stage of the journey in a global and dynamic environment. Cloud and IoT Opportunities in Supply Chain.

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.

Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain! Imagine what the future will look like in Supply Chain! 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? 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.

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.

Supply Chain and E-Commerce: How Is E-Commerce Changing Supply Chain Management?

Cerasis

The management lies in the hands of e-commerce and omnichannel sales strategies. Customer service is more important than ever, and customers expect purchases to arrive at record speeds with free or low-cost shipping, says GlobeCon Freight Systems. As a result, e-commerce will have wide-ranging impacts on supply chain management. Although effective in the supply chains of the past, the effects of e-commerce require more than this siloed approach.