Stephan P. (Steve) Brady, PhD, is the CEO and Founder of Supply Chain Innovations Today. Steve has 28 years of experience as a Logistics and Supply Chain professional. Dr Brady is a recognized thought-leader in the supply chain and technology space, driving innovation in multiple arenas. Dr Brady’s consulting work includes collaborative supply chain management, SC Technology/RFID strategies, inventory management, and warehouse and transportation network design. In addition, Steve has been engaged in work with the VICS Item Level RFID Initiative, driving the adoption of RFID at the item level in the Apparel and footwear industries.
Dr Brady has also provided consulting services on such topics as outcome focused performance, performance based acquisitions, and space logistics and interplanetary supply chain management.
He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration—Business Logistics from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr Brady, a retired USAF Lt Colonel, supervised over 40 research efforts while on the Graduate School faculty at the Air Force Institute of Technology, with many of these efforts modeling the application of process and technology innovations to DoD and industry supply chains.
He has guest lectured at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has had several publications appearing in the Transportation Journal, Journal of Transportation Management, The Air Force Journal of Logistics, and SOLE Spectrum. In addition, he is a Certified Professional Logistician (CPL).
Dr Brady is actively engaged in social media, and was recently recommended by SAP and FreightOS as a supply chain management “Tweeter to follow.”
Following on from his first and second articles Steve Brady is continuing his topic of the internet of things. In this third part he explains how the data can be shared and used and how it might empower small businesses.
After a hugely popular first instalment, Steve Brady has written a second article about IoT, further exploring sensor technology.
The “Internet of Things” has been a topic of discussion for several years now and, like so many of the innovative topics this column will discuss, can mean different things to different people.
Steve Brady's first column: As we enter the age of 'wearables' Google Glass can provide your supply chain with a new way to solve old problems.