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How your supply chain can help Amazon-proof your business

Posted by CeMAT Team on 23-Jul-2018 09:48:34

Retailers may be feeling a little less anxious after consumers’ somewhat lukewarm reception to Amazon’s Australian launch in December last year, but make no mistake – Amazon is just getting started.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Logistics Automation, Intralogistics, Warehouse, Logistics, Supply Chain Automation, warehouse management

Is your supply chain or procurement job threatened by automation?

Posted by CeMAT Team on 20-Jul-2018 08:00:00

When seeing robots whizzing around warehouse floors, or reading news about things like autonomous forklifts and delivery drones, it is understandable to start to worry about whether one’s own job is safe in this ever automated world.

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

Great Expectations – A 2018 outlook of the food industry

Posted by CeMAT Team on 25-Jun-2018 10:00:00

What a significant year 2017 has been for the retail industry. If you listen carefully, you can almost simultaneously hear the racing of hearts and long deep sighs as we near the end of yet another financial year.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Logistics Automation, Intralogistics, Warehouse, Logistics, Supply Chain Automation

The opportunities and threats of supply chain robotics

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

From self-driving trucks to delivery by drone, automation of the supply chain is becoming increasingly common. But while the use of automated technology in delivery or the “last mile” (the final stage of the supply chain process) has received plenty of publicity, it is arguably in the other supply chain areas where robotics offers the most opportunity.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Logistics Automation, Supply Chain Automation, Robotics

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 benefits of warehouse automation

Posted by CeMAT Team on 14-May-2018 09:48:49

Believe it or not, warehouse automation is not a recent innovation. In fact, the first automated guided vehicle (AGV) was invented back in 1953, while the first automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) was installed in the 1960s.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Warehouse, Supply Chain Automation, industrie 4.0, Robotics, smart warehouse, warehouse management, warehouse productivity

Building the right foundations for effective equipment control starts with finding and supporting the right equipment controller

Posted by CeMAT Team on 24-Apr-2018 11:50:36

Two new best practice resources developed by CHEP Australia in collaboration with its supply chain partners are now available to help organisations build the right foundations for effective equipment control.

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Topics: Supply Chain Automation

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: Supply Chain Automation, Intralogistics

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

Industrial applications for robotics: The backbone of automation

Posted by CeMAT Team on 16-Jun-2017 11:29:39

"The king stared at the figure in astonishment. It walked with rapid strides, moving its head up and down, so that anyone would have taken it for a live human being. The artificer touched its chin, and it began singing, perfectly in tune. He touched its hand, and it began posturing, keeping perfect time”

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Topics: Supply Chain Automation