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5 reasons why companies don’t invest in IIoT supply chains (and why they should)

Posted by CeMAT Team on 21-May-2018 10:00:00

The industrial internet of things (IIoT) is a hot topic in manufacturing and supply chain management, promising real-time visibility of the entire supply chain through a vast network of advanced sensors, thereby supplying invaluable insights that can be used to optimise processes and workflows across the business.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Logistics Automation, Supply Chain Automation, industrie 4.0, smart warehouse

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

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

4 benefits of using driverless trucks in your supply chain

Posted by CeMAT Team on 10-Oct-2016 09:17:06

Self-driving cars are inevitable. Well at least according to futurist and Google’s Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Logistics Automation

Why Walmart's supply chain is one of the world's best

Posted by CeMAT Team on 04-Oct-2016 15:10:45

Those already on the bandwagon know that Gartner wasn’t far off when they stated: “now is the time for digital transformation”. Across the globe, business leaders are introducing digital initiatives to ensure their organisation doesn’t fall into a technology chasm.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Logistics Automation

How logistics automation is transforming UK grocery retailers

Posted by CeMAT Team on 23-Sep-2016 10:21:19

New research has revealed that grocery retailers in the UK are struggling to meet customer requirements and are at risk of failing to deliver on their brand expectations.

Sounds like a retailers worst nightmare, so what’s the cause behind this? Retailers say it comes down to poor-decision making and legacy supply chain infrastructure.

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Topics: Logistics Automation

5 logistics start-ups and what they tell us about disruption

Posted by CeMAT Team on 06-Sep-2016 12:30:32

Ideas like Truck Uber are so simple in design, but they make a world of difference to the industry. Uber Trucking connects shippers with nearby trucks in the US, and it’s been astoundingly successful because it’s modelled off an already successful idea; Uber.

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Topics: Logistics Automation

Amazon is serious about drone delivery, so how will it change retail?

Posted by CeMAT Team on 16-Aug-2016 17:01:07

It’s not new that highways in the sky will soon be an incredible force in our automated logistics future, but as with everything, the devil is in the detail.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Logistics Automation

How a dynamic supply chain can help you make smarter decisions

Posted by CeMAT Team on 05-Aug-2016 12:41:08

Digitally-enabled technologies are drawing attention across industry because of the value they provide users. The nexus between products like smart cars, and data tools and analytics technologies, has spurred innovation within Industrie 4.0, and it's gaining global attention.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Logistics Automation

Why logistics automation is ruled by the consumer

Posted by CeMAT Team on 14-Jul-2016 14:12:01

“What do we need to do to help customers face the challenge of omni-channel?”

Michael Kemeny, Business Area Manager – Australia at Knapp posed this question at the CeMAT Knowledge Theatre to demonstrate the importance of placing customer demands at the heart of logistics automation. 

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Topics: Logistics Automation, Warehouse