Sustainable Management with the Internet of Things

18.10.2022 by Pauline Batzer
Sustainability in business symbolized by icons around a factory made out of green paper


 

IoT solutions not only help you to manage your business more economically; they can also help companies to achieve their ecological objectives faster. A new study highlights the sustainable effect of the Internet of Things.

At BASF’s Münster location 450 vehicles move raw materials and finished products around. Thanks to small, smart, networked IoT service buttons near the transfer points where trucks pick up the consignment BASF’s Münster on-site logistics is now orchestrated. Once the forklift has placed the containers, drums or pallets on a trailer bed the operator presses the button to call a free truck. That saves time and fuel because drivers no longer need to search for laden trailers and empty runs can be avoided.

Economic and Ecological Benefits

Logistics at BASF in Münster is just one example of how connectivity via the Internet of Things (IoT) delivers not only economic but also ecological benefits. IoT sensor technology and the cellular network make remote maintenance more efficient and more sustainable. The midrange enterprise Petko, for example, monitors its compressed air systems, which are in use at different customer locations, from its headquarters in Leuna. That makes many service visits superfluous, saving time and manpower costs and significantly reducing carbon dioxide emissions by the company’s vehicle fleet.

Overview of the sustainability and ESG effects of selected IoT use cases [Source: Transforma Insights, 2022]


Overview of the sustainability and ESG effects of selected IoT use cases [Source: Transforma Insights, 2022]

IoT solutions can both reduce costs and do good for the environment – in building management, in inventory logistics and in outdoor lighting. You will find further examples from practice and the wide rage of benefits for businesses in the new Transforma Insights and Deutsche Telekom IoT study The Sustainability Effect of IoT. Download it here.


 


Greener, More Digital, More Efficient Due to IoT



Greener, More Digital, More Efficient Due to IoT

To meet the challenges of climate change business and the civil society must tackle ambitious targets. With the Internet of Things companies can make a decisive contribution – and save on valuable raw materials too.

More about IoT & Sustainability

To meet the challenges of climate change business and the civil society must tackle ambitious targets. With the Internet of Things companies can make a decisive contribution – and save on valuable raw materials too.

More about IoT & Sustainability

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Pauline Batzer
Pauline Batzer

Project Manager IoT

Since 2015, Pauline has been passionate about the variety of the IoT world. She has gained a lot of experience with the Internet of Things from different perspectives by working with customers, partners, and start-up companies. For the Telekom IoT blog she writes about technological trends, products, and innovations in the Internet of Things which are implemented in different industries.