Archive for Logistics

Strategies for Improving Smart City Logistics

Efficient, timely and accurate delivery is a necessity to retailers and logistics providers survival in an Amazon Prime world.  Cities goals of livability and sustainability means they want less trucks, congestion and pollution.  For all stakeholders to achieve their goals, the only answer is to work together.   If cities, retailers, and logistics providers work together, […]

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Freight Management is a Growing Concern for Smart Cities

Logistics, and specifically freight management, is a growing concern for cities as they address the optimization of their transportation management schema.  Three trends are driving this globally: Urbanization The global population is moving into cities and urban areas are becoming more densely populated and larger Sustainability Lowering emissions levels in urban areas by reduction of […]

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IoT Changes Logistics for the OEM Spare Parts Supply Chain

Overview Suppose you’re in logistics for an equipment manufacturer or a maintenance manager in an operating plant, and a geek in your office keeps talking about the Internet of Things (IoT). Here is why you should listen: The underlying technologies are available with no needed breakthroughs Major companies such as IBM, Cisco, GE have IoT […]

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The Perfect Order and the Industrial Internet of Things Invoice

A perfect order is an order that arrives at a customer’s site on time, complete and undamaged, and is billed correctly.  From a logistics perspective, we know that by getting the order there on time, in full, and undamaged the chance that it will billed correctly greatly increases. Doing the logistics pieces right also means […]

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Is there a place for Industrial Internet of Things in upstream oil and gas?

  Is there a place for the Industrial Internet of Things in upstream oil and gas?   Let’s see… Lots of specialized assets to track and optimize – check Remote operations – check Large potential performance improvements from data at the edge – check Potential to reduce non-productive time – check Potential to leverage remote […]

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