According to a new forecast from Gartner, the Internet of things (IOT) is expected to have a transformative impact on supply chain strategy in the next two to five years. This means that the IOT market has passed the concept speculation period and reached the “disillusionment trough” in the curve, and it is only waiting for further development. < / P > < p > the so-called “hype cycle” begins with “innovation trigger” factors. At first, the industry’s expectations of new technologies are still relatively low, then reach the peak, and then continue to decline with the passage of time. However, after going through the “low point of disillusionment”, the concept is expected to reach the “peak of productivity” (robust growth) in a period of time. Mike Burkett of Gartner explains: < / P > < p > we see many companies deploying IOT technology in the trough, but it is difficult to determine the best measurement and tracking nodes. Its utilization rate is expected to increase further in the next few years. < / P > < p > by 2028, the number of IOT edge devices installed for manufacturing and natural resources industries is expected to increase to 1.9 billion, five times that of 2018 (331.5 million). < / P > < p > Gartner added that if supply chain managers are deploying IOT in the right way, it is expected to reduce costs and increase capacity for the enterprise. < / P > < p > for ordinary consumers, the relevant technologies in the supply chain can also help to improve the efficiency of all aspects including circulation, and finally enjoy the benefits brought by IOT. According to a report in 2019, 59% of enterprises have partially or fully deployed IOT, 22% are on trial, and 15% plan to invest in the next two years. Global Tech