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Tesla Semi: What to expect from the new self-driving freight vehicle

Posted by CeMAT Team on 20-Nov-2017 12:25:49

CEO and product architect of Tesla Inc., Elon Musk, is no stranger to taking risks. In fact, long before Musk made international headlines with the SpaceX reusable rocket, he’s been known to say that some of his business ventures nearly failed miserably.

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Topics: Freight

4 technology solutions leading innovation in intralogistics

Posted by CeMAT Team on 20-Nov-2017 10:18:25

There’s never been a more dire need for optimising, automating, integrating and managing logistical flow. eCommerce growth in 2017 has grown to AU$32 billion, and with the long awaited launch of Amazon in Australia, is only set to grow more.

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Topics: Intralogistics

What you need to know about investing in a warehouse management system

Posted by CeMAT Team on 03-Nov-2017 15:24:06

Even a small margin of error for a small business can result in high month-to-month costs that mean the difference between success and failure. Surprisingly, in spite of the lost productivity and increased costs associated with manual warehouses, they are still the most common order fulfilment strategy.

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Topics: Intralogistics, Supply Chain Automation

Case study: The simplicity of Ikea's self-service supply chain

Posted by CeMAT Team on 27-Oct-2017 17:01:28

Common emotions associated with the world’s most successful furniture retailer may be: 1). Frustration - that bookshelf has far more intricate parts than initially anticipated, or 2). Nostalgia -  those Swedish meatballs, mashed potato and fruit jelly were actually pretty tasty.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Intralogistics

What you may not know about Apple’s supply chain model

Posted by CeMAT Team on 20-Oct-2017 13:24:14

Tech reviewers and self-professed geeks are about to have all their dreams come true with the release of the Apple iPhone X; the long-awaited smartphone phone that combines 10 years of innovation, R&D and user-experience into one, sleek, glass-encased device.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

3 new supply chain innovations you need to know about

Posted by CeMAT Team on 13-Oct-2017 16:40:27

When it comes to the latest and greatest technologies that are earmarked to change our lives, turn chaos into order, save us time and deliver better productivity, it can be truly difficult to decipher false promises from genuine innovations that can stand the test of time.

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Topics: Supply Chain Automation

Amazon started a robot arms race, but did they win the war?

Posted by CeMAT Team on 10-Oct-2017 11:27:01

Many warehouses today are spending significant amounts of time sorting products and scanning barcodes before they are shipped off to customers. But as customer expectations for fast delivery continue to grow, warehouses are playing a game of seconds when it comes to having the most efficient distribution centre in the industry.

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Topics: Intralogistics

What are supply chain metrics?

Posted by CeMAT Team on 14-Jul-2017 16:24:26

Building a customer-centric supply chain doesn’t happen without planning and strategic decision-making. In fact, if you want to achieve the dream of having a supply chain that has direct communication with the customer, you’ll need to make sure you’re tracking the efficacy and performance of your despatching operations.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

Achieve a customer-centric supply chain with these 3 tips

Posted by CeMAT Team on 07-Jul-2017 15:41:50

Dissolving the wall between the customer and supply chain has never been more important for businesses.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

Growth in supply chain analytics is getting global attention

Posted by CeMAT Team on 30-Jun-2017 14:05:59

The value of the supply chain market is set to grow past $13billion this year, and experts are saying it’s all down to digitisation.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management