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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 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

See how Cerebos unlocked efficiencies in their supply chain

Posted by CeMAT Team on 29-Mar-2018 15:39:12

Cerebos Australia and New Zealand is part of Cerebos Pacific Limited, and is wholly owned by Japanese global food and beverage group, Suntory Limited. Its brands include Gravox, Saxa Salt, Asian Home Gourmet, Tandaco spices, Fountain sauces, Foster Clark custards, Toby’s Estate, and Mocopan coffee.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

Lean management: How you can implement it in your warehouse

Posted by CeMAT Team on 21-Mar-2018 14:25:31

Have you heard the news about lean management? Are you curious to what it is and how you can implement this innovative philosophy into your warehouse? Lean or Six Sigma methodologies are taking the material handling industry by storm.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

Why mobile solutions are important for digital supply chain management

Posted by CeMAT Team on 19-Mar-2018 09:26:56

 

The logistics industry has been implementing mobile strategies for years, but with the rise of the “digital supply chain,” investing in technology that effectively manages the end-to-end supply chain without wires has become a strategic imperative for many organisations.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

Shipping trends for e-retailers to watch in 2018

Posted by CeMAT Team on 22-Dec-2017 10:18:53

Shipping trends for e-retailers are a constantly evolving beast, and since we last looked into the latest shipping trends nearly a year ago, it’s easy to see a few common themes in customer expectations arise.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

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