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The Industrial Internet of Things Grows in Importance - Not Least in Transportation, Logistics

In the business world, seldom do you find widespread agreement on any topic. However, everyone seems to know that the Internet of Things is important and getting more so - especially in the ways that organizations handle transportation and logistics.

"If you look at from supply chain perceptive, IoT is going to be transformative in connecting the physical world to digital world in a new way," Mark Wheeler, director of supply chain solutions at Zebra Technologies, said. "This technology allows intelligent assets to be visible in the cloud and accessible in a new way."

Although consumers may be most enamored by the Apple Watch or other technological toys, the really exciting uses will be in the realm of industrial IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. By every measure, the understanding is nearly unanimous - and supply chain organizations are already getting hopping on the bandwagon. "There are very strong expectations that this will be transformative across industries and organizational functions," said Wheeler. "In transportation and logistics, better visibility translates into better utilization."

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"If you look at from supply chain perceptive, IoT is going to be transformative in connecting the physical world to digital world in a new way," Mark Wheeler, director of supply chain solutions at Zebra Technologies, said. "This technology allows intelligent assets to be visible in the cloud and accessible in a new way."

Although consumers may be most enamored by the Apple Watch or other technological toys, the really exciting uses will be in the realm of industrial IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. By every measure, the understanding is nearly unanimous - and supply chain organizations are already getting hopping on the bandwagon. "There are very strong expectations that this will be transformative across industries and organizational functions," said Wheeler. "In transportation and logistics, better visibility translates into better utilization."

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