IoT, Enabler for Logistics Nirvana
This decade has already seen much written about the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution – soon, everything in homes, shops and factories will be connected. Businesses are revamping the way they operate to open new connected revenue streams, factories are becoming smart, and people are changing the way they work, rest and play. The transport industry is no exception. But it’s not just about having smart trucks or intelligent reefer containers on the road. The smart use of logistics data is just as important. And there’s a growing mountain of data already flowing through diverse enterprise management and telematics systems about loads in transit on roads, ships and planes.
But, for many involved in the supply chain, when it comes to the smart use of data, we’re still in the dark ages and the dynamic IoT era of connected logistics is long overdue.
Logistics service providers are under greater pressure from customers than ever before to share data about each transport. When will a load arrive? Where is a particular shipment right now? What condition are they in? Why did a truck make an unscheduled stop? The need for real-time data has never been so important to enterprises. But there are obstacles on the way to this connected IoT nirvana. Today, the industry needs a mobility platform or data hub to manage inbound and outbound logistics data. And then there’s the problem of inter-connectivity of data. The supply chain uses so many different types of enterprise management systems and hauliers so many different types of telematics systems that it requires end-customers and transport managers to make massive investments in time and software to simply interpret logistics data.
So, the industry wants a mobility platform capable of handling different types of data as well as handling the data sharing. Data sharing must take into consideration both to whom and when data is relevant and who is allowed to see the data. It has to be relevant to data consumers both internally and externally to any organisation. The dispatcher is primarily interested in data about a shipment, the equipment manager about technical data of the fleet, and the external customer of the logistics service provider is interested in data about specific loads.
As a leading independent logistics data unifier and aggregator, GateHouse believes that it is within its remit to propose a cross-system data mobility platform to the transport and logistics industry that not only collects and unifies all data from all telematics systems, but also distributes it based on an intelligent tour engine to authorised enterprises as one datastream
This platform could become the hub for the smooth flow of real-time tracking data between internal and external data consumers of the logistics service provider. Only authorised parties will receive data so the platform becomes data-relevant and data-specific to customers.
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Jesper Bennike has a background in the semiconductor markets, handling enterprise-level customers and growing accounts into multi-million dollar customers within the camera flash LED sector. He then served as Vice President for Seoul Semiconductors for its mobile device business unit with responsibility for product development and global sales. In 2014, he was appointed Vice President of business development with mobile intelligence and connectivity leader Tweakker, now part of Spirent Communications plc. As CEO of GateHouse Logistics, Jesper Bennike leads the business and software development teams of the firm’s flagship product ghTrack and sector modules. He holds an electronic engineering degree from the University of Copenhagen.
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