The Benefits Of The Industrial Internet/internet Of Things And Developing A More Collaborative Approach the Benefits of The Industrial Internet/internet of Things and Developing A More Collaborative Approach

Open Access
Fofanah, Abubakarr
Area of Honors:
Supply Chain and Information Systems
Bachelor of Science
Document Type:
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Robert Alexander Novack, Thesis Supervisor
  • John C Spychalski, Honors Advisor
  • supply chain
  • internet
  • information systems
  • mobile devices
  • mobile
  • collaborative
  • IoT
The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the effect of the Internet of Things (IOT) on the current state of the supply chain and provide recommendations for future improvements. The context of this paper examines the strategic needs around supply chain network design and the need to make key strategic, tactical and operational decisions. The analysis will address distribution networks by following a product’s life cycle from supplier to consumer. Results suggested that a more dynamic supply chain with an integration of information would pay for itself. The ultimate goal of this research is to provide recommendations on what technologies can be adopted now to improve the supply chain and to examine the impact it will have in the future.