Transport and logistics company Eddie Stobart has a workforce of 6,000 and some 2,200 vehicles, 3,800 trailers and 24 distribution centres across the UK and Europe.
As with many transport companies, the potential for IoT is huge. By using IoT, Eddie Stobart can monitor its internet-connected forklift trucks and fit temperature sensors to its refrigeration units.
Speaking with our sister title CIO UK, Eddie Stobart CIO John Court said: "There's a whole range of connected activity that captures a huge volume of data that we're able now with current analytics toolsets and techniques to assemble and analyse in ways that were either challenging or impossible in years gone by."
"Traditionally it used to be about the here and now of what's occurring, and are all the vehicles performing on track and on schedule, but increasingly we're looking more deeply into the data at the how and why and what if type analytics," he added.
Read the full interview here.