Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) Tests ‘Internet of Things’ in its Supply Chain

The internet technology company, Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) will start testing out the “Internet of things.”

Speaking on behalf of the company, John Kern who is the current acting vice-president of Cisco’s supply chain said that the company will put into practice its talk about having everything connected.

According to one of the company’s latest measures related to the “internet of things,” the company has been on a mission to install sensors in one of its industrial factories in Malaysia. The installations will help the management team to keep a close eye on the energy consumption ratios.

According to Kern, the team behind the project believes that implementing such measures in all of the company’s facilities will goes a long way into cost saving. The strategy can bring down energy intake by 20% to 30%. He further went on to announce that the company will implement the system within 90 days to push improvements. This will increase the company’s cost saving margin leading to millions of dollars in savings.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has been planning to use the supply chains in a bid to introduce the idea of IoT including its potentials and capabilities. The firm particularly plans on focusing on how such technology can be used to drive more efficiency into different industries and different sectors. A good example is how information from manufacturing divisions can be used to communicate with machines and help to make the proper adjustments for the attainment of those extra margins.

The company will initiate the project starting from its Malaysian production center where it is in the pilot phase. The company had set aside $4 million to fund the project. Kern hopes that the pilot phase will yield positive results so that investors and the other company officials can be convinced to get on board with the project.

Kern has a lot of faith in the project, and he constantly encourages the employees in his division to embrace the possibilities.

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