Product Reviews & "IoT" Wish List.
Daily work these INTERNET of THINGS products would be Hot for.
Take a look at how the "Cloud" could be doing your computing BETTER than your PC, and allowing you to use even a smart Phone or Ipad if you are no where near a PC! Read more.
Serious Cloud based Artificial Intelligence is already here with IBM's "Watson". We will be covering "Watson" for the Warehouse and Analytics much more deeply next month! Start here to find out what this can mean to your business!
Not as hard as you might think....there are so many huge companies creating BEST PRACTICES for such a MIGRATION, that a move like this has evolved into something you can actually look forward to. Read more on this.
You may already have a great barcode scanner...Say hello to your smart Phone. Read more on this.
Getting More 3PL Clients.
See how the IoT and automation is helping a small 3PL business in Colorado.
True story of how a small husband and wife team, dramatically improved their business.
From so small they believed they could only do paper based ordering and business, to a great success story for the "connected" business of today and the future.
Wifi for the entire warehouse.
Some links to walk you through the tricky stuff. We will be adding more of our own findings to this article soon.
- Ruckuswireless.com ( aimed at mid-size to larger operations)
- Secure Edge Networks Solution--a pdf doc ( aimed at mid to larger)
- Direct Discount Purchases from WiFi Warehouse Direct
- Info for Smaller Warehouses
- Google's On Hub - smaller warehouse related uses, and has tremendous support for new devices.
Here is an easy to understand demonstration of use, and comparison against a Barcode scanning alternative.
Almost any Business can benefit from IoT.
It can be as simple as lights coming on when people are moving into an area, and off with the leaving….with fans and AC or heat working in similar fashion.
From here, Productivity Intelligence can begin, and managment suddenly gets a much better sense of daily workflow.
With Wifi throughout the warehouse, or 4g/5G cell network, a Smart Phone or Ipad is fine for this. A PC is also fine, just don't feel you need to carry one around. With the new form of Warehouse Wifi, shelves, HI lifts, loading docks, automated conveyor work flow updates - everything can "talk" to the system. The system can continuously monitor work flows, and even alarm or react to certain levels with automated behaviors. Read More.