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Is hybrid cloud right for your supply chain?

Posted by CeMAT Team on 21-Apr-2017 11:46:54

When you think of cloud-based supply chain management, it’s easy to think of a modern warehouse with paperless invoicing and infinite storage, right? And, yes; it’s an exciting goal to strive for but unfortunately the cloud has not yet been fully exploited.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

9 steps for choosing the right supply chain automation software 

Posted by CeMAT Team on 13-Apr-2017 12:41:53



In the CeMAT office, we found that nearly every post we cover has a common theme; cost savings are created through automation.

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Topics: Supply Chain Automation

Robotic process automation: the future of man and machine

Posted by CeMAT Team on 30-Mar-2017 16:33:18

Did you know that 45% of work activities can be automated? With such a strong future ahead, there seems to be a lot of controversy surrounding the idea that one day robots will be taking care of the many manual tasks humans currently do. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

Is the Internet of Supply Chain just hype?

Posted by CeMAT Team on 24-Mar-2017 12:35:27

So you’ve heard about the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), but what about the Internet of Supply Chain?

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

3 ways AI will improve supply chain management

Posted by CeMAT Team on 17-Mar-2017 12:49:48

 

 

Automation, robots and AI all go hand-in-hand when we talk about supply chain management in the future. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

Can machine learning really create a better supply chain?

Posted by CeMAT Team on 09-Mar-2017 12:18:42

"Within an organization, the words 'Demand Planning' stir emotions. Usually, it is not a mild reaction. Instead, it's a series of emotions defined by wild extremes including anger, despair, disillusionment, or hopelessness." 

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

Is micrologistics the response to changing customer demands?

Posted by CeMAT Team on 03-Mar-2017 16:48:10

One of the buzzwords that has started circulating supply chain publications this year is micrologistics. You many have seen it trickling through your social feeds, or it may be a totally new idea. But one thing is for sure; it’s being piped as the next best network strategy to cater to an ever-changing customer. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

6 eCommerce shipping trends that put the customer first

Posted by CeMAT Team on 17-Feb-2017 10:00:00

eCommerce thundered through 2016 and is set to grow even more in 2017. Everyday, new eCommerce sites with unusual names like Sivvi.com and Nus seem to go from non-existent to in-vogue in a matter of days.

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Topics: eCommerce

Two tales of drone delivery speeding up order fulfilment

Posted by CeMAT Team on 10-Feb-2017 10:00:00

It does sound like something out of The Jetsons, but with a prototype from Amazon, and fierce competition coming from Australia Post, it’s looking like Jeremy Clarkson was right when he referred to drone delivery as “a miracle of modern technology”.

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Topics: Logistics

Practical predictive analytics for your supply chain

Posted by CeMAT Team on 03-Feb-2017 10:00:00

To some, it may seem as though the fruits of automation couldn’t get any better. The symphony of a self-orchestrated supply chain is quite a thing to behold. So when we envisage tomorrow’s supply chain, we think of it as being leaner, faster, and fully automated. But what technologies will take us there?

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Topics: Supply Chain Management