Potential for IoT technology in supply chain management can be massive

The supply chain may be going global, but for many companies, it remains more opaque than ever. Enter: the Internet of Things.

The potential for IoT technology in supply chain management can be massive, says Haley Garner, head of research at eft.Short for Eye For Transport, U.K.-based eft provides logistics and supply chain solutions for companies that are increasingly challenged to manage their suppliers and materials across borders. Eft has just published new research on the role IoT currently plays in this effort.

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What is Smart industry and how can you assure that new technologies do make your business smarter? Mark Peters, IJssel Technologie, will explain at ISN Conference, Nov 15

Mark Peters, IJssel Technologie, will speak about “Smart Industry and Intelligent Sensors, a practical approach on how new technologies can make your business more competitive” at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, November 15, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Continue reading “What is Smart industry and how can you assure that new technologies do make your business smarter? Mark Peters, IJssel Technologie, will explain at ISN Conference, Nov 15”

“Time-Synchronized Wireless Sensor Networks for Structural Health Monitoring” – Presented by Damon Parsy, Beanair

“Time-Synchronized Wireless Sensor Networks for Structural Health Monitoring” – Presented by Damon Parsy, Beanair, at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, November 15, 2016, High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Recent developments in sensing technology, especially when wireless technology is considered, have opened up new gates in terms of health monitoring and preemptive fault detection. Continue reading ““Time-Synchronized Wireless Sensor Networks for Structural Health Monitoring” – Presented by Damon Parsy, Beanair”

“Sensors, how to get them faster, smaller and add more functionality” – Presented by Rob Jansen, TNO

“Sensors, how to get them faster, smaller and add more functionality” – Presented by Rob Jansen, TNO, at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, Nov 15, at High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

I will highlight the development effort within TNO to make sensors smaller and faster and ways to add more functionality. I will focus on sensors for Structural Health Monitoring purposes. Continue reading ““Sensors, how to get them faster, smaller and add more functionality” – Presented by Rob Jansen, TNO”

The question is not if Industry 4.0 is coming, but how quickly

The question is not if Industry 4.0 is coming, but how quickly

First came steam and the first machines that mechanized some of the work our ancestors did. Next was electricity, the assembly line and the birth of mass production.  The third era of industry came about with the advent of computers and the beginnings of automation, when robots and machines began to replace human workers on those assembly lines. Continue reading “The question is not if Industry 4.0 is coming, but how quickly”

UK and global companies are investing massively for Industry 4.0 success

UK and global companies are investing massively for Industry 4.0 success

Around 74% of UK firms1 expect to drive high levels of digitisation and integration by 2021, according to a new global report by PwC, Industry 4.0: Building the Digital Enterprise.

As manufacturing firms increasingly focus on Industry 4. 0, PwC’s survey of over 2,000 global companies across nine industry sectors reveals that 33% of global firms already rate their level of digitisation as high, with this value rising to 72% when asked for a five year prediction. Continue reading “UK and global companies are investing massively for Industry 4.0 success”

New Project to Ensure Vast Sensor Networks of the Future are Dependable

New Project to Ensure Vast Sensor Networks of the Future are Dependable

Professor Julie McCann from the Department of Computing at Imperial is one of the lead collaborators on project called Science of Sensor Systems Software, to make sensor networks more reliable.

Colin Smith caught up with Professor McCann to find out more about sensor networks and why we should sit up and take notice of this new project. Continue reading “New Project to Ensure Vast Sensor Networks of the Future are Dependable”

IoT is all about sensors and the data that sensors produce

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about sensors and the data that sensors produce. It’s less about the physical things that have a functional purpose, and it’s more about what becomes possible with the data that is produced by the sensors in those things.  This is especially true when you combine the sensor data from one thing with sensor data from other things, such as combining a truck’s location data with weather condition data 100 miles down the road. Continue reading “IoT is all about sensors and the data that sensors produce”

How Manufacturers Handle Big Data Is Key to Boosting Productivity

How Manufacturers Handle Big Data Is Key to Boosting Productivity

Manufacturers have always had to sift through large quantities of data from their production lines in order to understand how their businesses are performing.

But with the increasing use of sensors and instrumentation to monitor, measure and automate the production process, the sheer quantity of information that manufacturers are now faced with has risen dramatically in recent years. Continue reading “How Manufacturers Handle Big Data Is Key to Boosting Productivity”