IoT Agenda:

Supply chain


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 Part of the problem is outdated technology that leads to a lack of traceability and transparency, which make it difficult for...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...


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


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