The Industrial Internet of Things is arguably the most widely covered and discussed of these topics in the general public. To help provide additional context around this broad concept, we take a look at how the Internet of Things is driving efficiency, execution, innovation and visibility in several industries, including agribusiness, consumer packaged goods and in the cold chain.
It’s not a new technology, but machine-to-machine integration is getting increased attention as connectivity and visibility grow even more critical to business process optimization. We’ve been helping DSI customers automate processes through machine-to-machine integrations for decades, and in this issue, you’ll read a recent case study that delves into how a major foods manufacturer automates supply chain processes with M2M integration, creating a robotic warehouse that enables real-time, seamless data integration between back-end systems and pallet storage and retrieval system software.
You’ll also hear from DSI’s Chief Technology Officer, Gordon Van Huizen, on how the Industrial Internet of Things is driving the next wave of supply chain transformation.
“The intersection of people, machines and processes has been at the core of supply chain execution from the beginning,” he writes. “Whether it’s goods being manufactured, materials and finished goods being stored and transported, or products being serviced, the three are inextricably linked. What has changed—and is rapidly changing as we speak—is how they are linked. And what is enabled as a result.”
Take a look at the digital version of our magazine to read all this and more. And when you’re done, feel free to share your thoughts on this next wave of supply chain management and execution. Tweet us at @DSIMobile, send us an email at email@example.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.