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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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 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

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 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 Trillion Boost to Supply Chain & Logistics Operations.

IoT Inspired Smart Warehouses Are Reinventing Inventory Management

Cerasis

Everything is connected to the internet, including consumer and industrial devices and systems. The internet allows for unlimited scalability and boosted efficiency in warehouse inventory management. The so-called “smart warehouse” takes advantage of these defining factors by connecting systems to streamline inventory management and overall productivity. Precursor technology enables continuous improvement in warehouse management.

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.

Stronger Together: The Americold Operating System

Americold

Food Safety Warehouse Safety Transportation Environment Energy Internet of Things Visibility in Supply Chain Frozen produce Automation IoT Sustainablity Continuous improvement cold storage Temperature-controlled infrastructure food security food supply chain temperature-controlled supply chain AOSConsistency. It’s a familiar key deliverable for food producers and food retailers that builds a strong foundation for brand loyalty.

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 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. Sustainability Measures Swept Through Logistics Providers to Reduce Transport Needs. 2016 was a year of major improvements in sustainability measures for logistics providers. The Internet of Things.

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.

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.

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. Leaders in these industries would be wise to plan for a future where AI and the IoT transform transportation management. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one part of the equation,” Poulsen explains.

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.

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.”

Warehouse of the Future: Digitalization and New Technologies Driving Next Generation Warehouse Automation – Part 2 of 2

Supply Chain Nation

In part 1 of this 2-part blog series, “ Warehouse of the Future: Adopting Automation within the Supply Chain ,” we took a deeper dive into today’s automation systems landscape and retrofitting today’s supply chain with automation. Part-2 of the series will go into more detail around the technologies driving next generation warehouse automation and digitalization and next generation capabilities.

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. Leaders in these industries would be wise to plan for a future where AI and the IoT transform transportation management. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one part of the equation,” Poulsen explains.

Warehouse of the Future: Digitalization and New Technologies Driving Next Generation Warehouse Automation – Part 2 of 2

Supply Chain Nation

In part 1 of this 2-part blog series, “ Warehouse of the Future: Adopting Automation within the Supply Chain ,” we took a deeper dive into today’s automation systems landscape and retrofitting today’s supply chain with automation. Part-2 of the series will go into more detail around the technologies driving next generation warehouse automation and digitalization and next generation capabilities.

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.

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.

6 ways logistics technology is impacting warehousing

6 River Systems

Warehouses, being important hubs in the supply chain, are under pressure to keep up with technology trends to keep pace with demand. Today, we will examine six of the leading logistics technologies that are driving warehouse operations trends and capability improvements: Drone deliveries are adding last-minute delivery capabilities. On-demand warehousing is optimizing factory space utilization. On-demand warehousing is optimizing factory space utilization.

Data is the Real Gold At the End of the Rainbow for Contract and Spend Management Systems

NC State SCRC

Contract management analytics are critical for tracking transactional compliance with contract pricing, terms and conditions, but also as a vehicle for workflow management around negotiation of contract renewals, and aggregation of supplier performance data on service level agreements, delivery, quality, and service performance. When spend analysis is combined with insights about contracts that are outstanding, another layer of insight can be created.

Reflections on the LIVING Supply Chain SCRC Meeting

NC State SCRC

I led off the discussion and took this opportunity to share some of the highlights of my new book, The LIVING Supply Chain, (with Tom Linton as co-author), and try out some of these new ideas on an unsuspecting group of people! The SCRC meeting featured a group of executives, students, and faculty participating at the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting yesterday in Raleigh, held at the new Talley Student Center on the NC State campus.

How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Change Decision Making for Businesses!

Supply Chain Game Changer

From The Terminator to Blade Runner, pop culture has always leaned towards a chilling depiction of artificial intelligence (AI) and our future with AI at the helm. Recent headlines about Facebook panicking because their AI bots developed a language of their own have us hitting the alarm button once again. AI refers to machine intelligence or a machine’s ability to replicate the cognitive functions of a human being. Thus, we reach today, the era of Deep Learning.

3 Benefits a TMS Provides for Team Collaboration & Inner-Management

Cerasis

Logistics providers must leverage the power of inter-management and team collaboration to continue growth in an industry that’s under a great deal of stress. Let’s take a look at how data and analytics play into collaboration, what benefits can be realized, and how the overall shipping process can be streamlined through the use of a dedicated transportation management system (TMS). This translates into rapid identification of problems and ways to improve processes.

26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

The world of logistics is increasingly driven by technology , with artificial intelligence, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and automation among the biggest logistics trends today. As warehouses embrace technology to optimize the supply chain and reduce fulfillment costs , many companies are considering making the move to an automated warehouse. That said, there are many factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse.

7 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Warehouse Robots

Cerasis

The benefits to the use of warehouse robots, loading, unloading and delivery are evident. Robots are rapidly becoming one of the most prevalent enterprises within the logistics industry. As explained by Steve Banker of Forbes magazine , Amazon has unleashed an army of robots in their distribution centers for the purposes of picking and packaging. Driving Forces Behind the Increase in Use of Warehouse Robots.

23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Every warehouse strives for efficient order fulfillment. There are many factors that can impact costs, from warehouse replenishment practices to the warehouse equipment deployed to support the fulfillment process. ” Meet Our Panel of Warehouse Pros: Nate Masterson. Read on to learn more about the best strategies to control and reduce your warehouse fulfillment costs. Lisa Chu is the Owner of Black n Bianco. Warehouse Efficiency

What Drives an Investment in a Warehouse Management System? 5 Considerations for Your Selection

Cerasis

While logistics had remained the same for decades, the rise of modern civilization has transformed the industry. Small shipping companies have grown into larger third-party logistics providers , and warehouse management has become more focused on efficiency and accuracy instead of quantity of shipments. Transportation costs make up 60 percent of overall logistics expenses for all shippers and 3PLs. Understanding Warehouse Management Systems.

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