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IoT Rises as New Norm for Transportation & Logistics

(Hailey Lynne McKeefry – EBN)

In the business world, seldom do you find widespread agreement on any topic. However, everyone seems to know that the Internet of Things (IoT) is important and getting more so—especially in the ways that organizations handle transportation and logistics.

“If you look at from supply chain perceptive, IoT is going to be transformative in connecting the physical world to digital world in a new way,” Mark Wheeler, director of supply chain solutions at Zebra Technologies told EBN in an interview. “These technology allows intelligent assets to be visible in the cloud and accessible in a new way.”

Although consumers may be most enamored by the Apple Watch or other technological toys, the really exciting uses will be in the realm of industrial IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.  By every measure, the understanding is nearly unanimous—and supply chain organizations are already getting hopping on the bandwagon. Click here to read more.