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Internet-of-Thing (IoT) Applications for Digital Procurement

Digital technologies will help procurement increase collaboration, analytics, and engagement using a spectrum of tools along the entire procurement value chain, from planning and sourcing to contract negotiations, order delivery, payment, and supplier management. A system of physical things embedded with sensors, software, electronics, and connectivity to allow it to perform better can be defined as The Internet of Things or IoT. By exchanging information with other connected devices, the operator or the manufacturer IoT signifies the importance of IoT Application.

IoT Applications and The Importance

IoT application can be found in every industry with a diversity of implications for smart homes, travel and transportation, health and personal care, retail, agriculture, construction, etc. For e.g. in the Industrial Segment, the application of IoT revolves around automation and logistics. We will soon see IoT application creating smarter solutions by programmatically adjusting to the human behavior bringing more efficiency and convenience. As a direct result of IoT, businesses are awakening to a new era of the digital enterprise aspiring companies to find new ways of delivering their products and services.


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Wong Kok Fu, ADPSM
Wong Kok Fu has substantive years of experiences in the field of procurement and supply management, specifically in the electronics sector. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM). Kok Fu holds the Diploma in Procurement and Supply Management from SIPMM. He completed a leadership course, the Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply Management (ADPSM), in April 2019 at SIPMM Institute.
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