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Architecting the Industrial Internet by Carla Romano, Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Nath

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Use cases in logistics and transportation

This category includes companies building transportation vehicles (automobiles, locomotives, and airplanes) and those managing transportation networks (freight and overnight delivery, airlines, railroads, rapid transit, highway traffic, and others). Some of the major focus areas and benefits obtained from IIoT projects include the following:

  • Distribution center and warehouse management: Increased inventory turnover and decreased write-downs, reduced stock transfers among centers
  • Network resource planning: Improved demand forecasting, optimal fleet utilization, optimal driver/crew scheduling and availability, improved safety
  • Route optimization: Predictable time to delivery, optimal fuel utilization ...

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