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Industrial IoT is driving waves in the logistic industry. It is also revealing the impactful applications in the process of the logistic. The logistic and transportation industry relies on many physical things that are literally in motion at the time of processing. By virtue of industrial IoT, these things can be connected via sensors and utilize the internet to cover the process, allowing companies to improve efficiency, streamline operations and solve issues quicker.

The logistic industry has already implemented connected systems. And it will continue to do so at a rapid pace over the next few years.

Industrial IoT Applications in Logistic

Participants in the logistic chain are mutually connected. Yet sometimes it is just not directly to each other or not at the right time. However, the emerging of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will change this situation a lot. IIoT technologies, such as Asset Management System, enabling logistics companies to upgrade fleet management, inventory management, and cargo tracking, thus reducing the complexity of operations.

For IIoT to deliver fully on those promises, the industrial IoT implementation demonstrates a solid incentive to use technologies that streamline business processes.

1. Fleet Management

The GPS sensors used in fleet management are of great significance in tracking the vehicles in real-time and monitors them through the data received from these sensors. With the help of IIoT in fleet management, the vehicle’s safety and efficiency have greatly improved. Also, the effective use of big data has been made optimized routes a possible thing which in turn precise fuel-consumption monitoring and intelligent dispatching, along with many other benefits.

Industrial IoT also uses temperature sensors to monitor the temperature of the cargo that carried in delivery vehicles. Through the deployment of the temperature monitor, the traditional method of which depends on its driver to record the temperature each time they made deliveries, has changed. Now the temperature monitors help the drivers do the chores by sending temperature readings to the IIoT-connected system and warning the driver and dispatcher when the temperatures below or above a certain level.

2. Cargo & Inventory Management

The “Things” in traditional inventory management need a manual operation to count, move, and ultimately transport to the destination. On the contrary, the IIoT-based inventory management systems can utilize the data to sort items efficiently and accurately. The implementation of Industrial IoT in the inventory is monitoring items or individual item levels much more feasible.

More importantly, the deployment of IIoT turns the traditional risks industry into a safer one. By virtue of IIoT, the manager can track the content of truckload shipments and handle the chemicals and combustible cargo appropriately.

Benefits of Implementing IIoT in the Logistic Industry

1. Cost Reductions and Revenue Gains

The cost reductions that are related to Industrial IoT (IIoT) are throughout the entire logistic process. Human labor costs can be significantly reduced when intelligent processing is put in place. In flee management, accurate IIoT can monitor the location, mileage, fuel rate, and tank level, making the routes optimization possible, therefore saving more fuel.

2. Improve Efficiency

By connected and integrated the cargo, operators, and facilities with a complex IIoT system, logistics processes are mapped transparently and flexibly in real-time. As aforementioned, the IIoT can collect data such as location, mileage, fuel rate, and tank level. These data can be further used to improve the efficiency of delivery.

3. Enhance Safety

The critical mission of Industrial IoT is to improve safe driving (both the driver’s safety and the assets’ safety). By integrated IIoT in logistic processing, the operator can receive a real-time alert when the driver or the cargo’s condition is abnormal, making a quick response and avoiding undue harm to the fleet.

Benefits of Implementing IIoT in the Logistic Industry

As mentioned above the applications of Industrial IoT in the logistic industry, we can see a massive implication for logistic company. ROOTCLOUD has long believed that the limitless potential and widespread benefits of IIoT. And IIoT based asset management helps the logistic industry to realize connectivity upstream and downstream. Following are features of the ROOTCLOUD IoT asset management solution.

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