IoT Agenda:

Supply chain


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  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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December 17, 2018  10:22 AM

How a customer IoT app helps get the most out of your pushcarts

Venky Nayar Profile: Venky Nayar
Consumer IoT, food supply chain, Internet of Things, Inventory Management, iot, IoT applications, IoT apps, IoT in retail, Supply chain

I can't remember the last time I planned an outing to go buy ice cream. How it normally plays out is I feel an urge to eat ice cream and if I happen to find a shop nearby, I satisfy that urge. If not, the feeling disappears as fast as it appears. Ice cream companies understand the importance of...


November 30, 2018  1:01 PM

Addressing security at the edge

Jason Andersen Jason Andersen Profile: Jason Andersen
Digital security, edge, Edge computing, edge security, Internet of Things, iot, IoT edge, iot security, Operational technology, OT, OT security, Physical security, Security updates, Supply chain

More so than ever before, we're seeing an increase in the frequency and complexity of cyberattacks across all industries. Traditionally, companies have layers of security in place to protect themselves from data breaches and digital threats, but companies that utilize edge computing are at risk for...


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


September 27, 2018  2:12 PM

From farm to table: IoT in supply chains

Paul Washicko Profile: Paul Washicko
Bluetooth, Cellular, Distribution/logistics applications, food, Internet of Things, iot, IoT applications, IoT devices, IoT sensors, Logistics, Smart sensors, Supply chain, Supply Chain Management

Consumers are demanding an ever-greater variety in fresh food products as the cold chain, or perishable supply chain, becomes increasingly globalized. At the same time, people are demanding more transparency about where food comes from to ensure that they choose and get the healthiest and freshest...


September 21, 2018  2:13 PM

Is your city as smart as a 10 year old? To get smart, cities must focus on friction

Guy Courtin Profile: Guy Courtin
City, Digital asset management, Digital transformation, Internet of Things, Inventory Management, iot, IoT data, retailers, Smart cities, smart city, Supply chain, Supply Chain Management, Transparency

What exactly is a smart city? According to Wikipedia, "a smart city is an urban area that uses different types of electronic data collection sensors to supply information which is used to manage assets and resources efficiently." This basic definition paints a picture of an urban setting that is...


September 4, 2018  12:24 PM

Every physical product joins digital age with upgrade to ubiquitous barcode

Niall Murphy Niall Murphy Profile: Niall Murphy
Brand engagement, Branding, brands, Consumer IoT, Digital IDs, Digitization, GS1, Internet of Things, iot, IoT devices, manufacturers, Supply chain, visibility

As a technologist, I watch with wonder as the once only imagined transitions into everyday reality -- all the while taking part in the fun of making this transformation happen. For example, a third of the world's population today walks around...


August 1, 2018  11:46 AM

IoT technology’s role in pharmaceutical shipping

Paul Washicko Profile: Paul Washicko
#eHealth #Healthcare IOT #Wearables #wireless medical devices, Connected Health, Internet of Things, iot, IoT sensors, Logistics, Medicine, Pharmaceutical, Pharmaceuticals, Sensors, Smart sensors, Supply chain, tracking, transportation, visibility

Pharmaceutical shipping is a particularly compelling application of IoT technologies because of the special challenges and stringent regulations involved. Pharmaceuticals have special requirements with regard to temperature, making precise control critical during transport. An increasing array of...


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