A New Approach to Logistics and Transportation through the Reverse...
How Tomorrow's Technologies are Changing Today's Supply Chains
The Ascent of Supply Chain to the Cloud
Robotics, automation and TMS programs - How Will It All Fit Together?
IoT and CIOs
Kevin Glynn, CIO, DSC Logistics
How do you Strike the Balance between Operations and Innovation...
Mel Kirk, SVP & CIO, Ryder
Autonomous Technology Leans into Logistics
Diane Sacra, Director of Marketing, Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc.
Smart IoT - The Digital Disrupter Ushering the New Industrial...
Nitin Sethi, Director - IT - Business Engagement & Transformation, Visteon Corporation
Thank you for Subscribing to CIO Applications Weekly Brief
Applications of Internet of Things in Industries
Internet of things (IoT) is a technology of connected device which communicates over the centralized storage system without human intervention. Businesses have invested hefty in the technology and embraced it wholeheartedly. Connected devices serve as a great tool for monitoring and data accumulation. The technology already has found firms grounds and now it is spreading its roots in the industry.
Incorporating technology in retail logistics has enabled entities to track their delivery vehicles in real-time. Smart sensors leverage owners to restrict logistic vehicles to go off track or at least inform them in such cases. IoT devices also help in compliance with regulations as they can provide accurate readings permitting companies to cut-off extra load as per regulations. Inventory management in retail logistics is also redefined; technology keeps a record of the stock and automatically places the order when required.
Connected devices monitor the parts of machinery and store the data directly into the server for plant maintenance. Information generated through these devices is put to analytics for predicting failures, allowing technicians to carry out the repair even before the failure occurs. IoT gadgets can be installed in places where it is impossible or highly risky for humans to operate.
The security landscape is also being transformed through IoT. It allows monitoring of all checkpoints through a single system, saving the time of security professionals. The technology can cater businesses of all size for security with the same efficiency. Security breaches can be dealt with in real-time with IoT enhancing the physical security system of industries. Smart sensors are capable to provide all day long security and are much cost-effective than a traditional security system.
Advent of IoT has laid the path for commercial drones. Many pilot models have already been tested successfully for various purposes such as delivery, surveillance, and tracking. Drone industry is growing at a rapid pace with the support of connected device technology as they are able to gather accurate data, increasing their precision. Geo-fencing is also possible because of merging IoT with drones.