The Ultimate Utopia of the Extended Supply Chain
We will discuss the areas where IoT-powered solutions can deliver the most value, analyze practical cases, and share our experience.
Global companies are looking for proven solutions to address their supply chain weaknesses imposed by the consequences of COVID-19, optimize mission-critical processes, and enhance overall consumer experiences. Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the technologies that help deal with either the entire supply chain process or some of its specific parts such as fleet management, warehouse/inventory management, cold chain monitoring, transportation tracking, etc.
Here are some of the cases proving the efficiency of IoT:
Atomy, the South Korean distribution company, has applied IoT to check goods availability and deliver to customers who order online immediately, achieving the supply chain efficiency 30% higher than before.
Acres Group, a landscaping company, recovered over $30,000 in stolen equipment and vehicles by implementing IoT-enabled tracking solutions.
Cloudleaf, a logistics and supply chain company, has connected its platform with 5,000 sensors and 60 gateways to track the movements of pharma goods. They monitor 25,000 pallets allowing them to achieve 100% visibility over the flow.
On our panel, we will discuss the areas where IoT-powered solutions can deliver the most value, analyze practical cases, and share our experience on the methods and approaches that infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders should take in deploying IoT more broadly throughout their supply chain. In addition, we will touch on the following topics:
The utopian Extended Supply Chain — what is it?
Other technologies in play
Cloud adoption by traditional companies and key issues not letting them go full bang
IoT in the Supply Chain and Logistics industry
Skill sets required to excel in Logistics
Sustainability of the Supply Chain and link with the technology
Cold chain monitoring with the help of tech
Vertical and sub-segment varied requirements in the Supply Chain and how IoT can support the same
How blockchain helps boost the Supply Chain operations
Security risks in the Supply Chain
Michele Pelino, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research
Michele delivers strategic guidance to Forrester’s enterprise and vendor clients. She has more than 20 years of professional experience focusing on IoT solutions, enterprise mobility, and the telecommunications industry. She assisted domestic and international service providers in addressing strategic issues, conducting competitive assessments, evaluating product concepts, and developing marketing positioning messages on new technologies and services.
Andrew Leto, Founder and CEO at Emerge
Andrew has been in the logistics industry for almost 20 years. In 2003, he founded his first company, GlobalTranz, which became one of the top-10 Truckload and LTL brokers in the US with over a billion dollars in sales. 10-4 Systems was another truckload company under Andrew’s ownership which he sold to Trimble in 2016. Now, Andrew is focusing on Emerge, a cloud-based shipping marketplace to manage shipments more effectively.
Michael Beelar, VP of Supply Chain & Logistics COE at Innovecs
Michael is a technical sales leader with over 15 years of experience in business development, account retention, and solution selling. His most recent endeavor includes consultative sales of enterprise supply chain management (SCM) software and supply chain optimization solutions to oil & gas, renewable energy, and eCommerce customers. He was working at DHL and Pentagon Freight Services.