IoT Agenda:

smart supply chain


April 3, 2019  11:28 AM

Combining IoT with the power of blockchain to get over the logistics hurdles

Christopher Justice Profile: Christopher Justice
Blockchain, customer experience, distributed ledger technology, DLT, Internet of Things, iot, IoT applications, IoT data, IoT logistics, logistic, Logistics, smart supply chain, Supply chain

From hefty delays to below-par tracking, and from IT or operational failures to theft, the risk to cost, profit margins and reputation can be unabating for logistics businesses. Add to this the shifting demands from always-on consumers, who crave efficient, cost-effective, secure and instant...

March 25, 2019  11:26 AM

We can see clearly now: The value of supply chain visibility

Michael Burdiek Profile: Michael Burdiek
IoT data, IoT supply chain, Logistics, Smart sensors, smart supply chain, Supply chain, Supply Chain Management, supply chain visibility, telematics

Few parts of enterprise operations have transformed more radically over the years than supply chain -- as companies struggle to navigate globalized sourcing, the rise of just-in-time delivery models for manufacturing and, most importantly, unprecedented customer expectations for product...


March 21, 2019  2:45 PM

Evolution of consumer IoT: 2019 forecast from WEF’s annual meeting

Niall Murphy Niall Murphy Profile: Niall Murphy
ai, Consumer IoT, Internet of Things, iot, IoT data, IoT device makers, IoT devices, IoT hardware, IoT products, IoT software, IoT supply chain, smart manufacturing, smart supply chain

I had the opportunity to take an active role in this year's discussions at the World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual meeting at Davos. Selected as a WEF Technology...

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March 5, 2019  12:03 PM

Does greater product connectivity mean smoother after market?

Guy Courtin Profile: Guy Courtin
Internet of Things, iot, IoT connectivity, IoT data, IoT devices, IoT in retail, IoT products, IoT wireless, product lifecycle, retail, retail IoT, Retail IT, smart supply chain

Although the holiday season is in the rear-view mirror, retailers are still feeling the impacts of yet another busy shopping rush. Santa Claus likely did not get every wish list item correct, and the result is a spike in returns over the first 60 days of the new year. It is not easy to predict...


February 13, 2019  2:35 PM

Action-based monitoring: Rise of the control tower

Venky Nayar Profile: Venky Nayar
Internet of Things, iot, IoT analytics, IoT applications, IoT in logistics, IoT logistics, Logistics, smart supply chain, Supply Chain Management

Supply chain automation has been the primary focus of many companies for well over a decade. While the production line, storage protocols and loading procedures have advanced at lightning speeds, the decision-making process has remained more or less the same. A small number of issues are...


January 24, 2019  1:26 PM

The manufacturing data gap is a critical risk to supply chain intelligence

Sudhir Arni Profile: Sudhir Arni
IIoT, IIoT analytics, IIoT data, Industrial IoT, Internet of Things, iot, IoT analytics, IoT data, smart manufacturing, smart supply chain, Supply chain, Supply Chain Management

It's a regular weekly meeting of the supply chain team, and the contrast in data quality between manufacturing and everyone else is glaring: The production planning team shows detailed data on current inventory and cross references demand-planning numbers to identify any risks to the company's...


December 18, 2018  12:19 PM

How logistics companies can take advantage of IoT today: Study

Dipesh Patel Profile: Dipesh Patel
Internet of Things, iot, IoT analytics, IoT applications, IoT data, IoT in logistics, IoT logistics, IoT verticals, Logistics, smart supply chain, supply chain visibility, visibility

The U.S. Postal Service, UPS and FedEx combined will ship more than 2 billion packages during the holiday gift-giving season, according to various estimates. Nearly all of those packages will show up when and where they're supposed to with the right order in it. I say "nearly all" packages because...


December 18, 2018  11:04 AM

IoT in the food supply chain: Inviting tech to the holiday feast

Robert Schmid Profile: Robert Schmid
food supply chain, Internet of Things, iot, IoT applications, IoT devices, precision farming, smart farming, smart supply chain, Supply chain

The holiday season is upon us and for many people that means preparing and indulging in festive feasts. However, did you know that 40% of food in the United States today goes uneaten? According...

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November 28, 2018  1:42 PM

Machine learning is transforming brand protection

Niall Murphy Niall Murphy Profile: Niall Murphy
Authentication, brand protection, device identity, GS1 Digital Link, identity, Internet of Things, iot, IoT devices, Machine learning, machine learning algorithms, smart supply chain, Supply chain, supply chain visibility

Marc Andreessen, founder of Netscape and now a pre-eminent Valley venture capitalist, says "software is eating the world." Algorithms available on-demand in the cloud and on our smartphones are changing the rules for every facet of our lives. Now machine learning is changing how consumer product...


November 26, 2018  3:00 PM

From push cart to smart cart: IoT offers control over ice cream carts

Venky Nayar Profile: Venky Nayar
Internet of Things, Inventory Management, iot, IoT analytics, IoT data, IoT logistics, IoT sensors, Logistics, smart supply chain, Supply chain, temperature monitoring

Distribution management is a hard job. Upper management often uses monthly inventory waste figures as a measurement of the efficiency of their last-mile distribution network. For an ice cream company, this number is doubly important as it also gives


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