Smarter Planet solutions with sensor monitoring, Part 2, Sensor solutions for a smarter supply chain

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Tim Hanis, Allen Smith, John Senegal, Ken Greenlee, and Bruce Hyre

Date archived: May 14, 2019 | First published: December 09, 2009

Smarter Planet™ initiatives are playing a major role in how we recognize where technology is shaping our interactions with the world around us. As described in Part 1, observation and processing of sensor data to extract insights from the physical world are common to many of these initiatives. Part 2 in this series shows how IBM® WebSphere® Sensor Events can be used to develop smarter planet solutions that leverage sensor event processing. This article presents a pharmaceutical supply chain example that follows an individual product from manufacturer to customer. You will see how disparate data from RFID sensors distributed throughout the supply chain feed an interconnected supplier system, resulting in the entire supply chain becoming intelligent, and significant value being added through reduced losses from counterfeiting, theft, product expiration, and recall liability. This content is part of the IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal.

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