The sixth in a series of blogs taking a closer look at Zebra's 2014 global study, commissioned by Forrester Consulting, on IoT implementation in the enterprise. The series will culminate in a Twitter chat discussing the Internet of Things.
The transportation industry has counted on the Internet of Things (IoT) for several years to provide end-to-end visibility from the warehouse to the customer.
IoT in the transportation industry can provide valuable insights that both save time and money. IoT solutions are responsible for directly:
Reducing fleet downtime
Faster maintenance service
Reduced insurance rates
Maximizing routes to avoid traffic conditions and weather
Save fuel costs, time and other valuable resources
At the end of 2014, Zebra Technologies commissioned a global research survey, conducted by Forrester Consulting to measure adoption of IoT for businesses. The survey found that 62 percent of survey respondents in the transportation industry already utilize IoT implementations while another 29 percent are planning to deploy within a year. These impressive IoT adoption responses come as no surprise due to the transportation industry’s heavily reliance on IoT solutions for daily operations.
Transportation survey respondents expect IoT to provide operational and actionable data on location and condition. At Zebra Technologies, we call this enhanced business knowledge, Enterprise Asset Intelligence™, which enables businesses to improve operational efficiency and performance across their organization.
The clear benefits of deploying IoT solutions in the transportation industry are increased visibility, loss prevention and asset-tracking. However, more than 50 percent of respondents also agree that improved regulatory compliance and improved delivery process will also result from IoT solutions.
With over half of transportation companies already receiving the benefits of IoT solutions for their operations, it is clear that IoT is the future of the transportation industry. How will IoT solutions benefit your business?
Download the Forrester study Zebra commissioned here.