Machine Learning Brings Supply Chains into Ship Shape Shippers use machine vision to improve logistics and workflow when getting goods to customers. Improving operations throughout the shipping and delivery processes results in cost and time savings.
IoT-Controlled Transport Containers Keep Food at Peak Freshness RipeLocker shipping containers use IoT to help reduce loss of fresh produce and flowers. The portable, high-tech containers precisely manage atmosphere variables and help suppress pathogen growth to fight against decay during transit, so producers can reach more distant markets via ocean and truck instead of more expensive air transport.
IoT Reduces Food Loss Through a Smarter Supply Chain Internet of Things technologies are emerging to combat unnecessary food waste. 3D-printed shipping crates, smart packaging labels, and mobile apps are providing timely information to suppliers and consumers with the end goal of reducing food waste and conserving our natural resources.
United Nations Uses Technology to Address Worldwide Hunger Technology innovations enable refugees and other at-risk populations to purchase food without needing bank accounts or passwords. Electronic banking and iris scans ensure proper distribution of benefits, which can be used to shop in local markets, boosting local economies. Organized operational data can improve on-the-ground aid processes.
Supply Chain Insights Improve Temperature-Sensitive Deliveries Cold chain delivery systems provide transparency and visibility into the transport of foods and pharmaceuticals. IoT sensors can monitor environmental and security issues and send the data to a cloud-based management system, giving users real-time updates on the whereabouts of their goods.
Big Tech Weighs In to Help Vaccine Distribution Efforts Google, Microsoft, and SAP are rounding up partners to support and improve vaccination efforts. While federal efforts are moving forward, local organizations may be looking for help from integrators. Successful vaccine distribution depends on sharing accurate data throughout the supply chain, so organizations and local health departments can make plans and communicate effectively with their communities.
IoT Aids in Complex Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine IoT technologies play a key role in the distribution of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, which must remain at sub-arctic temperatures to ensure efficacy. Monitoring the location and temperature will be essential as vaccines move from the manufacturer to the public.
Coffee Industry Taps Blockchain for Smart Sourcing Management Consumers increasingly demand fair trade and sustainable products, and coffee is no exception as drinkers around the globe want greener beans. The Thank My Farmer app uses IBM’s blockchain technology for intelligent supply chain management, allowing growers, suppliers, distributors, and customers to track where their favorite morning beverage originated.
Farmers Go Whole Hog for Intelligent IoT Ag Solution PigVision uses artificial intelligence in a camera to give hog farmers real-time information about the average daily weight of pigs. Armed with real-time data, they can make more informed decisions about when to bring pigs to market and how to alter feeding schedules, improving farm processes and profits.
Surviving the Supply and Demand Disruptions of the Pandemic Hard-hit businesses have to pivot to find new revenue streams, and farmers struggle to find buyers for an abundance of milk and produce. How can the supply chain improve its technology to better match supply and demand?
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