Eddie Stobart CIO John Court has found deep insights into the haulage business through the growing number of IoT devices that connected to the company.
“If we rolled back the clock five or 10 years, you’d see vehicles were connected to a level,” says Court. “So you’d have reasonable visibility, you would have some mobile workforce, iPads and so on, but what’s happened particularly in that timeframe is that the diversity of items that are now connected has expanded rapidly.”
This expansion allows Eddie Stobart to monitor internet-connected forklift trucks and refrigeration units that have embedded temperature sensors.
The company is also monitoring all aspects of the vehicle and security on site through a video connection.
“There’s a whole range of connected activity that captures a huge volume of data that we’re able now with current analytics toolsets and techniques to assemble and analyse in ways that were either challenging or impossible in years gone by,” says Court.
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