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How ceilings deliver unrivalled energy efficiency, IoT capability and industry 4.0 readiness

Posted by CeMAT Team on 14-Jun-2018 10:57:10

Are you ready to see the light? If not, you may want to get ready, because the Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the way businesses use their lighting systems. Lights have transformed into “smart connected ceilings” that have the ability to do more than just illuminate our spaces.

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Topics: Big Data & Analytics, industrie 4.0

Intelligent management - fleet and asset systems

Posted by CeMAT Team on 13-Jun-2018 11:43:23

First published in the Forkliftaction.com News edition #875.

Five years ago, telematics was the buzzword in fleet and asset management. In 2018, it is believed that less than 20% of the 1 million forklifts in the USA use any sort of fleet or asset management tools. Melissa Barnett looks at the reality behind the stats, investigates whether it is a worldwide phenomenon and finds out where fleet and asset management is headed.

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Topics: Forklifts, telematics

Why the future warehouse is paperless

Posted by CeMAT Team on 13-Jun-2018 10:00:00

As warehouse management solutions (WMS) evolve to become more efficient, digitisation and automation are realities that every logistics business must embrace in order to survive. But many logistics service providers and distribution centres today – in particular, the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – still operate largely manually.

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Topics: Warehouse

Erica Gilcrist (SCLAA) and her vision of the supply chain and logistics Industry in Australia

Posted by CeMAT Team on 12-Jun-2018 09:56:07

In our previous article, Erica from SCLAA (Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia) told us about her experience with General Motors logistics and how she started her career in the logistics and supply chain industry. Today we asked Erica about her experience in Australia and the trends she predicts for the industry here in Australia.

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Erica Gilcrist and her story on General Motors Logistics

Posted by CeMAT Team on 08-Jun-2018 13:57:27


Erica Gilcrist told CeMAT Insider about the history of logistics and supply chain in the US. As the Director of SCLAA (Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia) and based on her early career experience, she has a deep understanding of the industry’s evolution.

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Is your CoR Management Plan ready for the coming changes?

Posted by CeMAT Team on 07-Jun-2018 09:55:22

CeMAT AUSTRALIA brings together experts in Supply Chain Management and Logistics to help you stay ahead of the industry.

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Six industry 4.0 principles shaping the future of logistics management

Posted by CeMAT Team on 30-May-2018 10:00:00

Over the course of the last 100 years the Industrial Revolution improved productivity by leaps and bounds, particularly within logistics management. In chronological order, the three key enablers of productivity have been steam, the moving production line, and industrial control systems and automation.

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Topics: industrie 4.0

Breakfast in Byron Bay: Reusable platforms support efficient and sustainable flows from family farm to family plates

Posted by CeMAT Team on 25-May-2018 09:43:05

Brookfarm is an award winning family-owned food manufacturer and producer of macadamia products. Founded in 1999 by Pam and Martin Brook with the support of their two sons – Will and Eddie, Brookfarm is today one of Australia’s leading producers of premium quality macadamia based products.

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The Connected Engineer

Posted by CeMAT Team on 22-May-2018 16:24:16

First published in the Forkliftaction.com News ‘Your Focus’ column.

Steve Shakespeare is director of customer service at Jungheinrich UK. He oversees an extensive, customer service support network that comprises specialist technical engineers and product quality managers, with a dedicated UK parts centre and tailored service and maintenance packages.

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Topics: Logistics

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