Supply Chain Management Blog
As more and more enterprises shift from legacy on-premise to cloud-based technologies, software-as-a-service (SaaS) adoption is at an all-time high. There are many benefits to this approach – namely, cloud software is thought to help end users save money and simplify operations. This model is also the primary way in which service providers monetize their software.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been a hot topic for us here at ModusLink for awhile, as connectivity holds so much potential in the global supply chain industry. In a recent blog post, we noted that Gartner predicts 2016 will see 5.5 million new IoT devices every day, with a total of 6.4 billion used around the world. This represents an enormous amount of untapped opportunity in our industry to develop IoT fulfillment, customer service, or process solutions that can fundamentally change the way companies do business.
Today we are thrilled to share the news that ModusLink has been recognized by leading supply chain publication Inbound Logistics as one of their Top 100 Logistics IT Providers for our Entitlement Management Solution.
When companies innovate, most focus on developing groundbreaking, new technologies or bringing products to market that address an emerging need or unique challenge. However, there’s room for innovation in companies’ business models, too. In fact, given the constant advances in technology today and our ever-competitive business landscape, companies can’t afford not to re-evaluate their business models.
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.
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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