Logistics and the Internet of Things – Presented by Robin Puthli, Babbler

Logistics and the Internet of Things – Presented by Robin Puthli, Babbler, at Cargo Innovation Conference which will take place on Jun 07, 2018, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

This presentation discusses what state-of-the-art “Internet of Things” is and how it will impact supply chains. To illustrate the impact a use-case is discussed with an internet enabled cargo monitoring device and how this provided unexpected insight into logistic issues. This use-case is also used to illustrate the impact of IoT on employee skills and organisation.

What drives you?
The possibility of improving quality and reducing waste through technology.

What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted island?
A smartphone, a solar-charger and a fishing rod.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
In the short term; stand alone systems that piggy-back on existing technologies (bluetooth, GPS). In the long term; IoT systems with global connectivity (NB-IoT, LoRa) that leverage machine learning to benefit multiple supply chain actors.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Stand alone systems will allow businesses to get used to the smart devices and think how they can benefit. IoT systems with global connectivity will allow business to transform radically and blind-side competitors in other countries/continents.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Lack of communication standards, initial cost.

What do you hope people to learn from your presentation?
Insight into how to apply IoT for their business.

About Robin Puthli
Experienced entrepreneur in the mobile and IoT space.
Primarily interested in business opportunities with mobile and IoT applications.

Worked on in-shop IT systems at Albert-Heijn, then on creating the mobile internet in 2000-2003 at Vodafone. Set up a mobile development agency that creates apps for supply chains. More recently financed and led development of an IoT solution for supply chains called Bab

About Babbler
Babbler is a next generation seal for supply chains. Simple to use, Babbler is an innovative solution for supply chain monitoring which iIncludes a temperature and shock log.

About Cargo Innovation Conference
The logistics industry is gearing up for possibly the biggest challenge in its history. Digital technologies disrupt the traditional valuechain. Disruption is everywhere. The traditional players have to adapt quickly, otherwise new entrants will threaten their positions or even take over.

The Cargo Innovation Conference addresses the impact of digitalisation of logistics processes on efficiency, profitability, user friendliness, transparency and more.


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