Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical devices or assets embedded with electronic chips, allowing communication with and tracking of those assets.

IoT and how it works

By 2020, it is estimated that there will be 20bn connected objects across the world, driving more connected operations with better visibility across complex global networks. IoT requires three elements:

  • A connected sensor – records data, measures a parameter such as location, temperature or motion
  • A network – transmits data, leverages Low-Powered-Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN)
  • An IoT platform – gathers, stores and analyses data and enables opportunity identification. Connected sensors enable real-time decision making and pro-active responses to unplanned events

IoT network technology is rapidly evolving and has multiple uses

The development of LPWANs has driven the growth of IoT, and new providers are entering a rapidly evolving market. Our industry knowledge allows us to select the best technology for the intended application, and can combine multiples technologies if needed. IoT’s networks of sensors and devices provide visibility for businesses. The information that these sensors provide have real value for a business.

Expertise

Our approach allows us to rapidly identify possible IoT opportunities, leverage our relationships with IoT manufacturers and network providers to decide on the right technology, as well as customise, rollout and integrate IoT solutions. We have expertise in managing IoT projects such as IoT solution design and business case creation, as well as proof of value delivery and full solution rollout. Our clients include: Michelin, Guerlain and other major luxury companies as well as major retailers.

Bringing the digital revolution to operations

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Container tracking

Global container tracking, with real-time ETA updates and visibility of in-transit conditions.

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E-value stream mapping

End to end visibility of product flows across multiple sites and contractors

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Asset control

Track re-usable packaging or high-value machinery with visibility of location and usage

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Automatic replenishment

Visibility of inventory levels to drive demand-based rather than forecast-based replenishment

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