2015 Winner Profile

Monsanto Co.

Project Description:
Monsanto's IT team brought an Internet of Things (IoT) solution to the company's R&D pipeline, putting sensors in combines and collecting real-time data on yields, soil quality and moisture, improving data quality and increasing data volume. IT also introduced an IoT solution to its Supply Chain unit. Working with a logistics vendor, the team uses sensors to track real time location and temperature in the routing of seed shipments, ensuring that problem scenarios (including overly hot conditions) can be mitigated, reducing loss and optimizing operations.
Project type:
Mobile or Wireless, Business Intelligence or Data Analytics, Cloud Computing Services or Software as a Service (SaaS)
Business Functions:
Research and Development, Manufacturing, Supply Chain or Logistics
Business Goal:
Operational Impact
CIO:
James Swanson, CIO
CEO:
Hugh Grant, Chairman & CEO
Headquarters:
St. Louis, Mo.
Industry:
Agriculture
Revenue (2014):
$15.855 billion
Website:
www.monsanto.com/pages/default.aspx
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