Up Next for IoT in the Food Supply Chain: Predictive Analytics

Advances in cloud software and wireless communications have opened the door for comprehensive data collection at the product level and actionable insights.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is no stranger to the food supply chain. Network-connected temperature and humidity sensors have long allowed shippers to monitor cold storage facilities and refrigerated trailers, triggering alerts to avoid spoilage or pinpoint potential contaminations before they reach the consumer. In the past, much of the talk around IoT, however, has focused on the devices themselves. Today, advances in wireless technology are shifting the conversation to the cloud and how the information collected by those devices can become more manageable and thus actionable.

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