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A brief introduction to the Internet of Things in manufacturing

Posted by CeMAT Team on 13-Jan-2017 10:01:19


Manufacturing is on the brink of a revolution. The Internet of Things in manufacturing, or otherwise known as Industrie 4.0, is a hot topic with more and more discussion surrounding it. Within the next five years, it’s set to play a key role in transforming the way of manufacturing. 

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Topics: industrie 4.0

Customers want more: Here’s how your supply chain can deliver it

Posted by CeMAT Team on 09-Dec-2016 12:56:04


Do your customers engage with multiple touch points in your business? Or are you simply just looking to decrease the complexity of your supply chain? Transforming your supply chain operating model shouldn’t be done lightly, and although there are a variety of motivations to improve supply chain performance, you should try to attain clear and defined goals and objectives.

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Topics: Big Data & Analytics

How Industrie 4.0 is changing the supply chain

Posted by CeMAT Team on 01-Dec-2016 10:27:07

In the hustle and bustle of digitisation, many businesses overlook the core premise of Industrie 4.0. Many believe the new Industrial Revolution simply means moving your processes online, and although that’s a great start, you’ll only be able to travel halfway to your real-time data journey.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

Is your business ready for the Industrial Internet of Things?

Posted by CeMAT Team on 25-Nov-2016 13:40:27

By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the internet. But we don’t have to wait til then to witness all the fruits of the Internet of Things. A combination of cheap sensors, powerful data processing and machine learning are already starting to create a network of interconnected devices to make everyday life easier for the user.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Intralogistics

Is vision picking the next big thing for your warehouse?

Posted by CeMAT Team on 18-Nov-2016 10:08:56

No one knows exactly what future distribution centres will look like, or how they will operate with absolute certainty. But it is looking like smart glasses will become the new norm for picking and packing.

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Topics: Wearable Technlogy, Smart Glasses, Augmented Reality

4 key facts about Zara’s supply chain success

Posted by CeMAT Team on 11-Nov-2016 12:20:51

In a challenging economic retail climate, there is one retailer that is crushing sales and swooping in for global domination. You may have heard of the international giant Zara, but if you haven’t, their supply chain management strategy is worth noting.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Logistics Automation

Sustainable transport: Is it the future of supply chain management?

Posted by CeMAT Team on 04-Nov-2016 12:23:27

Promoting economic growth through sustainable transport isn’t only great for the fight against climate change. Some of the world’s leading logistics companies are now coming to terms with the idea that transport options with indefinite sources of energy can drastically reduce operational costs for many businesses.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

4 supply chain 2.0 characteristics to watch out for

Posted by CeMAT Team on 01-Nov-2016 11:27:42

Many supply chain professionals are on the cusp of an existential crisis; automate or become extinct. However, looking for the right technologies and building a fully automated and intelligent supply chain is a colossal task to say the least.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Intralogistics, Logistics Automation

What you need to know demand-driven supply chains

Posted by CeMAT Team on 21-Oct-2016 16:32:20


Have you heard the murmurings of the fleet of drones that have emerged from Amazon’s high-tech Manhattan warehouse that fulfil customer orders within half an hour? Amazon didn't just happen on this by chance, this buzzing fleet of delivery drones is a product of a demand-driven supply network. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

Reduce your energy bill with intelligent lighting

Posted by CeMAT Team on 14-Oct-2016 09:32:27

During the CeMAT AUSTRALIA 2016 Exhibition, we spoke with Vivid Industrial’s Head of Business Development, Samuel Redmond about the future of industrial lighting and how they can save businesses costs in energy consumption and maintenance.

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Topics: Intralogistics, Warehouse