Paris, January 31, 2019 – IBM announces with Sigfox the launch within Groupe PSA of the innovative “Track&Trace” solution for the digitalization of package (container) tracking between suppliers and assembly plants. This solution, based on IBM’s cloud-based Internet of Things technologies and Sigfox’ international “0G” network allows Groupe PSA to optimize container rotation between the various PSA’supplier sites and factories.
The concept of “disruptive innovation” was introduced by Clayton M. Christensen in his 1997 book The Innovator’s Dilemma. Alongside this, “paradigm”, has taken on a broader connotation in the philosophy of science since Thomas S. Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Despite the unprecedented speed and amplitude of technological innovation, the term “disruption” has given way to the word “transformation”. This is not only a question of semantics, but a position that fundamentally shapes the questions we ask.
Semtech has announced that Australian carrier National Narrowband Network Co (NNNCo) is deploying a publicly available network based on the LoRaWAN protocol that will leverage Semtech’s LoRa devices and technology to build Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
Industry 4.0 is all about streamlining the manufacturing/production process and the supply chain by incorporating new technologies such as sensors, IoT, informatics, digital, AI, connectivity, 3D printing, robotics and others. Industry 4.0 is obviously highly technological, with an aim of efficiency, and humans may or may not be physically present in the process. It involves practical execution of manufacturing. Optimization does not only mean improved productivity, of course. By focusing on humans, Industry 4.0 above all helps to eliminate overly strenuous or mind-numbing work.