It is apparent that Internet of Things, or IoT, is the next big thing that is expected to completely change the modern society functions. Over the past recent years, IoT has become a hot topic, especially in workplaces and conference halls, in part because of the increasing number of devices and machines that are being connected to the internet. Nowadays, many sectors are looking forward to integrating IoT technologies into their day-to-day operations – one of such is the supply chain sector.
According to a recent report from Gartner, the thirty-fold increase in Internet-connected physical devices will “significantly change how the supply chain operates.” Moreover, though supply chain has always been dependent to cutting-edge technologies, the IoT revolution will allow logistics operators to enhance their services by intelligently connecting people, processes, data, and physical assets via devices and sensors.
The amount of data which IoT technologies can generate can be used on virtually all aspects of the supply chain – from asset tracking to fleet management and warehouse visibility. Such integration of IoT in the supply chain can ultimately result in improved operational efficiency and better customer experience. Check out the infographic below from Alba Logistics to learn more about how the Internet of Things is changing the future of supply chain.