SPEAKER INTERVIEW: ALESSANDRO VAGLINI

 

Alessandro Vaglini

Chief Business Officer

NGS Sensors

Forum: IoT & Smart Containers

 

Can you provide an overview of your topic session? Why is this an important topic to discuss?

It’s about the future of logistics in relation to the adoption of the physical internet. This is at the core of supply chain management and especially for the digitization of intermodal logistics


What has been the biggest challenge to your business in 2019?

To find out what innovations are here to stay and which will burn out within a couple of years, especially under the pressure for green Logistics and CO2 reduction.


What are the most common teething problems when using smart containers?

Collaboration, data sharing and standards.


How can we streamline operations with the use of IoT technology?

IoT enables to get access to information and data. Information and data are key factors to streamline and optimize operations. 


How can IoT technology be used to ensure transparency at all points of the supply chain?

Internet of Things is going to revolutionize completely the supply chain as we know it today bringing the transparency of the supply chain in particular to new levels. IoT will give companies the chance to further optimize the supply chain and give customers easy access to information about the various processes that allowed the product to make it to them.


Why do you think events such as Intermodal Europe are important for the industry?

They can give answers to the current strategic questions and future challenges.