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 is Nothing New

Logistics Viewpoints

I’ve made the argument before that the Internet of Things is nothing new. In the logistics space, for example, we’ve been taking RF scans and using that data to improve warehouse processes since at least 1975 when McHugh Freeman, an early warehouse management system supplier, began business. Internet protocols make it easier to communicate that sensor data to applications.

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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.

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.

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. You've no doubt heard about it and likely use it on a daily basis if you own a fitness tracker or smart home gadget of any kind. It refers to the ecosystem of physical objects that are connected to the Internet and use it to communicate. The Internet of Things Explained.

The Industrial Side of the Internet of Things

Enterra Insights

When the Internet of Things (IoT) was first imagined, the vision was a vast network of connected machines benefiting the industrial sector. For example, Hailey Lynne McKeefry ( @HaileyMcK ) writes, “The Internet of Things has long had consumers excited as they consider how their refrigerator might send messages to the grocery store or explore the wide variety of wearable devices available to them.

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). I’d call that a massive shift of opinion in favor of IoT. Think of it as SCM 2.0.

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). And all of this happening in ways that increase efficiency, reduce waste, and enhance your bottom line. It’s not a matter of whether these things are possible—it’s now a matter of how soon you can implement them. 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.

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]

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! After a certain period or number of cycles a “free” upgrade could be offered.

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.

The Role of the Internet of Things in Managing Supply Chain Risk

BluJay Solutions

According to Gartner , The Internet of Things (IoT) is moving firmly from hype to reality, now being dubbed the Internet of Everything (IoE) and forecast to reach 26 billion installed units by 2020. Of course IoT is already in widespread use within the supply chain, for example through the use of telematics in road forwarding to drive efficiency in route management and vehicle handling.

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 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.

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.

Modern Warehousing Capabilities Mirror the Goals of Industrial Internet of Things

Logistics Viewpoints

The warehouse is on the trajectory to implement many of the capabilities sought in the vision of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Logistics Technologies Material Handling Industrial Internet of Things Vision Systems warehouse automationeCommerce is has been a driver in this sector as companies such as Amazon, Walgreens, and LL Bean are seeking out solutions that are robust, high speed, and have little labor content.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How the Internet of Things is Changing the Way Inventory Management Works

Unleashed

The Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining momentum with businesses and individuals around the globe. It has the potential to be big – it has the power to transform how we interact as a society and the fundamentals of how businesses run. One of the biggest waves of change we are expecting to see is in inventory management. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s slow it down and get a good understanding of IoT.

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.

The Major Trends in Warehouse Inventory Management for 2017

Descartes

That’s why you need to adopt and refine trends in warehouse inventory management. Warehouse management is becoming more complex. The post The Major Trends in Warehouse Inventory Management for 2017 appeared first on Appterra. Blog API Big Data EDI Internet of Things Omnichannel Real Time Data Supply ChainIn this changing industry, you need to address the slowing and outdated processes in order to survive and compete against your competitors.

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 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.

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.

IoT in Supply Chain: Start With Defining Your Problem

Talking Logistics

When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), the hardest thing for many companies is knowing where and how to begin, especially with so much buzz and hype swirling around in the market. As with any project, start with defining your problem,” advised Kristi Montgomery, VP of Kenco Innovation Labs, in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. Where are you sub-optimized that you think the Internet of Things can potentially help you?