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Keep up to date with all our news, blogs, customer stories and press releases.

Supply chain digitisation, digitalisation, and IoT

It is the Age of Information, and digital tools are increasingly supporting the everyday practices of businesses and individuals. Digitisation and digitalisation are two terms often used to describe this development. But are they really interchangeable? In reality, they are two different developments: one, making information digital; and two, making entire processes digital. Read more about the difference, where the Internet of Things (IoT) comes into it, and why these things are so important for the modern supply chain.

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Supply chain digitisation, digitalisation, and IoT

It is the Age of Information, and digital tools are increasingly supporting the everyday practices of businesses and individuals. Digitisation and digitalisation are two terms often used to describe this development. But are they really interchangeable? In reality, they are two different developments: one, making information digital; and two, making entire processes digital. Read more about the difference, where the Internet of Things (IoT) comes into it, and why these things are so important for the modern supply chain.

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Makers and Movers panel discussion: Supply chain professionals talk Visibility

For the past year, the global supply chain has been characterised by disruptions. From pandemics to port congestion, supply chains have experienced and are still experiencing new challenges. Some believe a fundamental shift is occurring towards values such as visibility and resilience. Is this true, or are they just buzzwords? Four supply chain professionals, including head of Visilion Erik Lund, discuss visibility and share their experiences at the Makers and Movers 2021 event.

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Why real-time supply chain tracking is gaining momentum

The corona pandemic pushed asset tracking and supply chain visibility higher up on the agenda in boardrooms worldwide. As head of Sony’s Tracking division, Erik Lund, explains, “Tracking used to be seen as a nice-to-have; now it’s seen as a need-to-have.” Read the article and watch the webinar to learn how data from Visilion empowers logistics managers with the information they need to handle daily disruptions… and to weather future storms.

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On-time vaccine deliveries with Visilion

Visilion trackers are being applied on trucks used to distribute vaccine to trace their exact position in real-time. Knowing where the vaccine is, and exactly when it will be delivered is crucial for planning and rollout of the vaccine to as many people as possible – in the shortest time possible.

 

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Getting data on the ground, with Visilion flight mode

Many manufacturing companies struggle with tracking of goods and assets during air shipments. When waiting for sensitive or time-critical deliveries, they and their customers may be left wondering: ‘Has the plane taken off, or landed yet?’, ‘Was the cargo handled properly during the flight?’, ‘Did temperatures stay within a safe envelope?’. In the case of critical spare parts, the answers to these questions can have a major impact on the receiver’s production line. Find out how Visilion for logistics’ new flight mode feature improves visibility of this elusive link in the transport chain.

 

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Smart tracking powered by worldwide connectivity

Smart tracking is becoming an essential requirement of asset owners and companies transporting critical or high-value goods. In logistics, this is leading to the construction of a new value chain in which location tracking is complemented by condition monitoring via sensors. Visilion from Sony, through its collaboration with Telenor Connexion, is able to offer superior worldwide connectivity.

 

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What are the positive impacts of greater supply chain visibility and transparency?

A recent article, published by UNCTAD, explores the opportunities and challenges associated with greater supply chain visibility – enabled by digital technologies and information-sharing networks. A team of co-authors from several world-leading organisations states that sharing supply chain data openly would have far-reaching positive consequences for business, society and the environment. The question is how to overcome the hurdles and make this a reality.

 

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Smart connected services need great cellular connectivity

In a recent article, Ericsson explains the symbiosis between Sony’s intelligent connected services and the communication technologies that power them. Read a summary of the article and learn more about two Sony services that leverage cellular connectivity and cloud management to provide a great user experience.

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Why now is the right time to accelerate your digitalisation

When we emerge from the corona pandemic the business landscape will have changed. We can expect a restructuring of supply chains, greater localisation, more automation and a shift in the balance between human capital and artificial intelligence. In order to prosper, companies will need to do things differently. What can they do now to become more ‘future-fit’?

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Supply chain and healthcare infrastructure under pressure

Hospitals around the world are currently suffering from acute shortages of vital medical supplies. The other scarce resource is time. Hospital staff, who are pressed for time under normal circumstances, are now working harder than ever as patient numbers swell. Visilion services help alleviate both these problems.

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Why choose Bluetooth Low Energy? (BLE)

Read about the pros and cons of connectivity technologies for use in hospital tracking system, and how Sony developers concluded that BLE was the best type of connectivity for their Visilion real-time location system (RTLS) for use in hospitals.

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A tool for the future of logistics

Companies in the logistics industry struggle with managing cargo and mitigating lost cargo, delays, de-tours, location and general overview and control issues. Today, although many operators have acceptable control on vehicle location and routing, there is still a lot of guesswork when it comes to parcel and package level. This is about to change.

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IoT World Congress, Barcelona, Oct 29 -31

There’s more to Sony than PlayStation, cameras, music and movies! We’re at the forefront of connected technology with leading solutions for 5G, power efficiency, mobile communication, and wearable devices. IoT is an increasingly important part of the business - as you’ll discover when you visit us at this year’s IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona. 

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