Gerdau, the leading company in the production of long steel in the Americas, is counting on technology to advance its logistics processes and reduce the high costs associated with doing business in Brazil. The company is leveraging big data and telemetry tools to improve efficiency in the transportation of goods. “With the progress of the internet and communications between devices, information is available in real time. The logistics industry can benefit from what we call the ‘Internet of Things’, a computational environment on which devices access the network and communicate by themselves,” says Daniel Bio, Business Development Manager at SAP Brazil. The challenge is to get real value
from all the available data that makes sense to managers, using big data and business intelligence tools.

Source: Valor Econômico Setorial (Brazil) – Mar. 2014

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