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Implementing the Industrial Internet of Things

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) might be a step change for the supply chain if the visionaries are proved correct. Implementing IIoT means putting trackers and sensors across the manufacturing and distribution process and then connecting these measurements to networks, largely through the cloud. This will allow stakeholders across the supply chain to see what is happening with their goods in real time and make adjustments. This supercharged data atmosphere could mean huge efficiency savings and increased resilience in the supply chain. With this in mind, we take a look at the movers and shakers in the IIoT world in this week’s 10 things.

Microsoft and BMW develop open IoT platform for manufacturers. [New Statesman Tech]

How 5G will unlock the industrial internet, driving another dimension of mobile connectivity. [South China Morning Post]

China to dominate industrial IoT – despite US efforts. [Verdict]

IoT Presents Opportunities and Concerns for Retailers. [IoT For All]

IoT and cloud computing: AWS and Volkswagen have a grand plan to connect up factories. [ZD Net]

One Quarter Billion Industrial IoT Asset Trackers by 2027, Says ON World. [ON World]

Nokia wants to be the brains behind IoT. [TechRadar]

IoT and Blockchain Applications in Logistics and Transportation. [IoT For All]

Auto Makers Are Improving Operations With Help From Industrial IoT. [Forbes]

IoT Startup for Cold Chain Logistics Tagbox Raises $3.8 Mn from TVS Motor. [IndianWeb2]

If you’re excited about the possibilities of this emerging technology, then you can hear direct from Michael Ahner, Head of Logistics Europe for Sony as he talks about the internet of things at the 3PL & Supply Chain Summit: Europe.

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