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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, Intralogistics, Logistics Automation, Supply Chain Automation, warehouse management, Warehouse

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, smart warehouse, Robotics

How supply chain managers use mobile technology to keep employees safe

Posted by CeMAT Team on 17-Jul-2018 10:04:12

Any supply chain is fraught with risks for employees – in any given warehouse, there are forklifts whizzing around, pallets flying overhead, and all manner of heavy machinery and freight that could potentially cause major injuries.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Wearable Technology, Logistics, Freight

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, Intralogistics, Logistics Automation, Supply Chain Automation, Warehouse

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

How optimising global freight forwarding can lead to big supply chain savings

Posted by CeMAT Team on 09-May-2018 10:00:00

The multichannel retail business model, along with increasing levels of global sourcing, have created staggering opportunities for importers and exporters around the world, whether they be huge multinationals or small companies shipping globally for the first time.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Freight

4 ways the IoT is revolutionising supply chain management

Posted by CeMAT Team on 02-May-2018 11:54:41

Much has been written about connected technology – also known as the Internet of Things (IoT) – and its potential to save money and improve efficiency in the supply chain.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

How to protect your organisation’s data with supply chain cybersecurity

Posted by CeMAT Team on 01-May-2018 10:58:16

There’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to supply chain technologies. There’s robots running fully automated warehouses; chatbots enabling orders and returns; facial recognition technology predicting orders at fast-food chains; driverless vehicles and drones optimising transportation and delivery; and smart labels and blockchain technology helping consumers better understand their products and where they come from.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management