IoT Agenda:

smart supply chain


June 20, 2019  1:11 PM

IoT and the future of mobility for transportation and logistics

Joe Muratore Profile: Joe Muratore
Enterprise IoT, Fleet Management, Internet of Things, iot, IoT analytics, IoT data, IoT in logistics, Predictive Analytics, smart supply chain

Amazon Prime devotees may not pay much attention to the by-the-minute, step-by-step updates to shipping statuses they can access about their purchases, but this is proof of the triumph of IoT writ large in everyday life. IoT has changed how goods are brought to market, and it has the potential to...

May 31, 2019  12:59 PM

Is IoT the missing link for blockchain in the supply chain?

Kevin Payne Profile: Kevin Payne
Blockchain, food supply chain, Internet of Things, iot, IoT analytics, IoT and blockchain, IoT data, IoT sensors, IoT supply chain, Predictive Analytics, smart supply chain, Supply chain

When it comes to implementing blockchain for fresh food supply chains, has reality set in? Back in late 2017, a mere 18 months ago, blockchain was seen as a messiah, of sorts, for food safety and traceability. It was hard to go a...


May 9, 2019  3:02 PM

IoT and blockchain bring transparency to logistics, supply chain

Serge Koba Profile: Serge Koba
Blockchain, Blockchain Development, Internet of Things, IoT and blockchain, IoT logistics, Logistics, smart supply chain, Supply chain, supply chain visibility

Despite sheer scale and worldwide coverage, modern logistics still faces a number of problems that have yet to be solved, such as tracking components along supply chains. Part of the problem is outdated technology that leads to a lack of traceability and transparency, which make it difficult for...


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...


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