The need for data-driven digital transformation in industry 4.0

While capturing market demand is one side of the story, the other is smart distribution. It is a common story of the day where distributors run out of brand stock and face delays in fulfilling retail orders. But this situation will soon be resolved using IoT- a technology designed to connect physical objects with mobile devices.

To start with, physical shelves at the distributor's warehouses will be connected with sensors. These sensors will capture the movements of stock in real-time. The moment it reaches the minimum, pre-coded threshold, the distributor will receive an alert on their mobile device instantly, nudging them to raise a purchase order. A more futuristic stance would see the brand’s personnel receiving a new demand alert directly on their device, quite like the distributor because of a centralized application.

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