Internet of Things Intersection
Where the IoT, Supply Chain, and Automation Connect
Many businesses are experiencing the constraints of the global supply chain crisis. Some experts have taken the time to analyze what’s happened. Now, they are sharing how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and automation technologies can give us a better view, more control, and possibly prevent interruptions in moving supplies and products worldwide.
One such expert, Eric Wendt—director of automation and electrical products for Digi-Key Electronics—partners with some of the world’s largest sensor, automation, robotics, and AI technology suppliers. Here are his insights about what businesses can do to improve manufacturing and supply chain efficiency.
Transforming the Supply Chain with IIoT and Automation
The supply chain has been continually evolving over the years with the rise of advanced technologies like sensors and artificial intelligence (AI), with the goal of keeping the supply chain lean. …
Lessening the amount of inventory in the pipeline means using components and raw materials in the most efficient and cost-effective ways. Still, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it caused disruptions in the global supply chain like never seen before—from lumber to chicken wings, and of course, electronics components. …
Technology like IoT sensors and AI can help create a more robust system and fix many of the cracks in the supply chain revealed by the pandemic. The impact the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has already had on the manufacturing industry and the supply chain as a whole cannot be understated, as it enables new functionalities and more intelligent, predictive, and proactive processes that lead to enhanced efficiencies. Let’s dive into how these technologies are already transforming the supply chain for the better.
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Establish Smart Perishable Food Best Practices with the IoT
The complexity of ensuring the perishable food supply chain and production processes are safe and efficient can get overwhelming with all of the continuous changes. From growing to procurement to production, there’s so much to monitor.
Critical food safety controls and compliance are also in play during storage and distribution. An ideal temperature range is among the principal elements to properly maintain throughout perishable food production.
The Internet of Things (IoT) can improve food supply chain and production efficiency, safety, and sustainability. An IoT platform can help streamline perishable food processes subject to stringent regulations and requirements due to the potential for disease.
Learn how a dairy product manufacturer optimized food safety compliance processes and saved tens of thousands of dollars by preventing spoilage due to temperature damage.
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What People Are Saying About the IoT
The annual Microsoft IoT Signals report is out and touts an increase in organizational IoT funding. The IoT report offers an in-depth focus on how businesses across the globe are leveraging IoT technologies.
For example, many businesses combine IoT and edge computing to build better cloud, device, and asset security. Others in manufacturing, energy, and smart spaces add IoT technology for the data that helps them meet compliance requirements, boost automation, predict maintenance, and improve safety. Do you have more plans to integrate more IoT into your business? You should.
Read the intro to Michael Kuptz’s article below and click the link at the end to go to the full article. Kuptz is Microsoft’s GM for America IoT and Mixed Reality Sales. He gives you six IoT adoption trends from the report to consider how to leverage the IoT in your business.
Six Things to Know About Global IoT Adoption
Given the numerous industries impacted by COVID-19, it may come as a surprise that global IoT adoption has grown. In fact, according to the 2021 IoT Signals report, 44 percent of organizations have increased IoT funding—especially here in the United States, where GDP growth took a smaller hit than other markets.
Now in its third year, the Microsoft IoT Signals report investigates the global state of IoT in industries like manufacturing, smart places, energy, and mobility (automotive, transportation, and logistics). The report surfaces valuable insights around IoT adoption rates, benefits, challenges, and emerging technologies that are helping businesses in the United States and abroad compete at a higher level. Below, I’ve highlighted six IoT adoption trends impacting the competitive landscape—and how the United States measures up.
IoT Cellular Network News
Set Up a 4G LTE Gateway Before the AT&T 3G Sunset
Have you heard? AT&T is turning off its 3G network on February 22, 2022. If you run your sensor network on an ALTA 3G Gateway with an AT&T data plan, you will be surprised on that date if you don’t upgrade to an ALTA 4G LTE Gateway.*
Please read “The Countdown to the End of 3G Continues” to know which ALTA 4G LTE Cellular Gateway is right for you.
AT&T is shifting more resources to its 5G network. The carrier continues to notify customers that they must upgrade to at least a 4G LTE-enabled device before its 3G network shuts down.
The end of 3G is coming for every cellular device customer—no matter the carrier. So now’s a good time to look at the connected devices your business owns and plan your path to more advanced cellular networks.
Get onto a 4G LTE cellular network with our ALTA 4G LTE Gateway. Please call and talk to a Monnit Sales Representative today at 801.561.5555 or email the sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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*Applies only to ALTA 3G Cellular Gateways in the United States. 3G gateways deployed internationally are not affected.
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