Data from the IoT can be a powerful tool

As Head of Consultancy for New Signature UK, Sean Morris has over eighteen years of experience in IT.

He has a particular interest in the use of data across supply chains and joined Computer Business Review for a quick QHow can supply chains take action based on live data?

Heavily automated supply chains can bring vast benefits to all involved driving efficiency, reducing waste and maximising responsiveness.

For automation to be successful, however, it needs access to good, reliable data in near real time.

Data on where vehicles are and their ETA at a given place can be mixed with manifest data, for example, to show when a given component will be available; that’s just a small example.

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