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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 Soup.com 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. But 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

4 quick tips to help you reduce freight spend

Posted by CeMAT Team on 27-Jan-2017 10:32:23

 It’s not new to those in the material’s handling and manufacturing industries that there is increasing pressure to deliver goods quickly, while also reducing costs. Although at first driving down transportation costs may seem like an unsurmountable hurdle, there are a few easy tricks you can start introducing today to help you reduce freight spend and overall transporation costs for goods.


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Topics: Logistics

Voice-directed picking: is it right for your warehouse?

Posted by CeMAT Team on 20-Jan-2017 14:13:41

Globalisation and the rise in eCommerce has left many businesses with complex supply chains and warehouses.

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Topics: Intralogistics

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