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Webinar: How global disruption is fueling supply chain evolution

It is no surprise that Covid-19 has changed much more that just our person-to-person interactions. Describing the pandemic as a “black swan event” forcing companies and entire industries to rethink their entire global supply chain model, Deloitte research suggests organizations are now looking at digital capabilities to enable resilient supply chain network operations.

To discuss the ways businesses are turning to the Internet of Things (IoT) to facilitate this evolution, we brought together a panel of industry leaders for an informative discussion. Moderated by Ricky Gill, Director of IoT Product Management at Rogers, the panel includes:

  • Robin Bains, Senior Manager, Technology Strategy and Architecture, Deloitte
  • Scott Hurley, Vice President, Product Marketing, Roambee
  • Sandeep Kar, Chief Strategy Officer, Fleet Complete

The panel first discussed the role of IoT and the evolution of the supply chain, including how IoT technologies help:

  • Drive mission critical decision making by improving end-to-end visibility
  • Resolve the “more data, less information” challenge
  • Future-proof processes with key data: track and trace, vehicle sharing, diagnostics, video telematics
  • Reduce TCO, maximize uptime, utilization and ensure safety of your fleet and drivers through fleet management

The panel also looks at new developments in IoT networks (LTE-M, NB-IoT, 5G) and which industries are taking advantage of supply chain / logistics IoT solutions to improve their ability to cope with Covid-19, and also to differentiate themselves in a post-pandemic world. This includes:

  • Perishable, vulnerable and high-value goods; those with variable demand and inventory
  • Freight, logistics and supply chain industries benefiting from digital freight platforms
  • First responders, last mile logistics, construction and small-mid sized businesses facing impacts from digital transformation