The latest news, analysis, trends and solutions for big data, blockchain and the internet of things (IoT) and their impact on supply chain management. Big data describes the large volume of data that inundates a business on a day-to-day basis and can be analyzed for strategic business insights. IoT is the means that collects and sends data from a range of “things” — anything from watches to fridges to cars — that are connected to the internet with sensors or computer chips. Learn how companies around the world are using big data, blockchain and IoT for supply chain optimization and competitive advantage.
Sensitech, a supply chain visibility provider, has expanded its suite of IoT devices to include air-carrier approved and non-lithium battery models for real-time tracking of shipments when cargo is traveling by plane.
Flexport, a technology company specializing in global trade, has announced the launch of Flexport Order Management, a Flexport Platform solution that enables consignees and their suppliers to plan, collaborate, validate and optimize their supply chains.
Andy Webster, global capital projects lead with Accenture Industry X, discusses recent research showing that many engineering and construction firms are failing to realize the full value of their digitization efforts.