At Kordia, we believe that for every business there is at least one IoT use case – it’s just that it hasn’t been discovered yet.

For many businesses, the biggest challenge to getting started is often not the technology itself, it’s thinking how their business could do things differently to take advantage of all that the Internet of Things (IoT) has to offer.

IoT opens up a range of previously unimagined opportunities for how businesses can get critical insight and control into how they can work smarter, be more productive, keep track of items and improve customer experience. ‘Things’ that help enable this include:

  • Alarm solutions
  • Meter solutions
  • Monitoring solutions
  • Security solutions
  • Weather solutions

When in place, these solutions provide a wide range of benefits across many sectors:

  • Smart agriculture – stay one step ahead with complete visibility of crops, livestock and equipment
  • Smart cities – improve liveability
  • Smart utilities – monitor and optimise your infrastructure in real-time
  • Smart health – innovative solutions for a healthier tomorrow
  • Smart environment – protect your valuable resources
  • Smart industry – increase production by monitoring key systems and processes in real-time
  • Smart living – keep track of your household and its members
  • Smart buildings – maintain, monitor and secure your buildings for maximum efficiency.

Many businesses under-estimate how simple and cost effective it can be to undertake an IoT proof of concept for their business. It’s for this reason we recently set up our own online store in New Zealand to help Kiwi businesses get started on their journey.

Imagine the applications for the supply chain industry:

Smart supply chain

Reduce costs and anticipate customer needs.

Through the use of simple button devices, connected to the IoT network, your facilities manager will be equipped with the information they need to reduce costs, predict client needs and delight your customers with exceptional service. When stock needs refilling or facilities need maintenance, customers push a button and an alert is sent to the facility manager’s dashboard who can then immediately schedule the work. Over time, this data can also be used to identify trends and predict future requirements.

Inventory monitoring

Keep track of inventory at all times.

If you’re manually monitoring the level of your storage tanks, you’ll know just how inaccurate the data can be; and how time-consuming the process is. IoT enabled inventory monitoring solutions to replace manual readings and give you real-time visibility of tank levels. Always know exactly how much water, fuel or inventory you have on hand and be alerted to leaks – or increased demand – so you can take action. There’s also an option to add a security sensor so you can protect your precious inventory from theft.