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Serialization, Returns and The Black Market

Serialization, Returns and The Black Market

The serial number has been around since the birth of manufacturing. From the first time a craftsman started making more than just one-off products, the serial number has been a cost-effective and simple way of telling individual products, or batch runs apart. Today at ModusLink we continue to use serial numbers to help our global brand partners with everything from manufacturing and entitlement management, to repairs and returns – and even thwarting the black market.

Why the IoT is the Key to Efficiency in the Supply Chain

Why the IoT is the Key to Efficiency in the Supply Chain

We’ve all heard of the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT), but in reality, the IoT hasn’t even reached its peak yet. Gartner predicts 2016 will see 5.5 million new IoT devices every day, with a total of 6.4 billion used around the world. With so much connectivity comes untapped potential, especially in the supply chain and global logistics industry.

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