Need to track high-value goods throughout the supply chain? No problem. Their cost has long justified the time, resources and technology involved. Now, however, we have the Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN), which allows for long-range communications between lower-value goods and equipment. In the past, those items might have been tracked inadequately or not at all. On this episode, we examine the benefits and impact of the LPWAN with Michael Orr, vice president of sales and partnerships with network operator Sigfox. He provides a picture of the modern-day Internet of Things ecosystem, identifies gaps in visibility, addresses the issue of network security, and offers his view of how the technology of smart devices will evolve in future. “I see the market as essentially infinite,” he says. “Everything will be connected in the next five to 10 years.” Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.
This episode is sponsored by Sigfox.
Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes.
A Sigfox whitepaper, “Making Things Come Alive in a Secure Way.”
Stream or download podcast here
Timely, incisive articles delivered directly to your inbox.