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Supply Chain Trends Influencing the Energy Industry »

There is a lot of growth toward implementing new technology innovations within the supply chain, and the Internet of Things (IoT)—a network that connects physical objects, communications, software, and sensors to allow machines to transfer data over a network without human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction—has garnered a high level of interest and hype, largely driven from […]

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New Savi IoT Sensors Reduce Theft and Diversion of Sensitive Cargo While Supplying and Protecting Troops »

The DoD runs the largest active Radio Frequency Identification (aRFID) enabled in-transit visibility tracking system in the world. The Radio Frequency In-Transit Visibility (ITV) network has points of presence in 2,000 locations in over 50 countries and tracks and over 57,000 shipments of mission-critical supplies and sensitive equipment weekly destined for warfighters across the globe. The need […]

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Supply Chain Management Software From 2008 Won’t Cut It »

Ten years ago, EDI was real-time. Not now. For more than a decade, supply chain professionals have used sophisticated software and hardware to manage inventory levels, optimize labor and reduce transportation costs yet all these systems use a technology that is 50 years old that was not designed for use with any of these systems. […]

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Harnessing the Power of Big Data and Analytics »

By combining the IoT with today’s Big Data and analytics capabilities and the availability of inexpensive sensors, businesses are able to receive massive amounts of business intelligence at every point in their supply chain. Sensors can be used to track-and-trace the status of in-transit assets as well as monitor the state (location, condition, operation, need […]

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How Analytics Are Changing the Potential of Sensors »

Sensors have been used in the supply chain for a long time. There are millions of sensor types designed for narrow, singular purposes, such as sending point-in-time messages regarding position/location, light, temperature, humidity, shock/vibration, pressure, electrical fields, etc. There are no standards and many different data formats and protocols with little interoperability. They have memory […]

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Five Benefits of Investing in Operational Intelligence »

The phrase “operational intelligence” has been floating around a lot lately. And with the phrase comes impressive claims that operational intelligence yields improved performance and visibility for supply chain operations. According to Ventana Research, operational intelligence is defined as, “a set of event-centered information and analytics processes operating across the extended organization that enable people […]