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How to Fail at Industry 4.0

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Many Industry 4.0 projects are doomed to fail from the start. Here is an example or a project that initially was a dud. Background Many years ago, early in my understanding of Industry 4.0, I had became frustrated with the maintenance issues that had been affecting the operation.

A Successful Start In Industry 4.0 Can Yield Quick Payback

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I’d like to tell a story about getting started in Industry 4.0, and how it can quickly pay off. It’s a simple illustration of how things can be opened up with digital infrastructure. A plant got their start in Industry 4.0 by completing a wireless network pilot without clear payback.

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Here is the Surprise Key to Digital Transformation Success

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When it comes to digital transformation, success is not easy. It’s a complex topic and there are many variables that affect the outcome. The technology, infrastructure and value of each step forward matters greatly.

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Here’s How to Start Your Industry 4.0 Journey

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Still wondering how to start Industry 4.0 at your factory? I’ve been working in this space for over 5 years at various manufacturing sites, and would like to help you get started. Industry 4.0

Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

3 Ways To Leverage Process Modeling To Maximize Efficiency

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Process modeling is a way to use software to simulate your manufacturing processes. Using this tool, you can drastically increase your company’s efficiency and profitability.

Multi-Tasking Or Nah?

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Statistically, we can only focus on one task at a time. Multi-tasking is a big myth. Neuroscientists say, when switching between tasks, your brain actually stops focusing on the first task in order to focus on the next. The start/stop process actually requires time and energy.

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Manhattan Associates named a Leader again in 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Manhattan Associates Inc. has been named a Leader for the third consecutive year in Gartner Inc.’s s Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems

Could stockless stores be the future of the high street?

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Alex MacPherson, Director of Consultancy and Account Management, Manhattan Associates. We have all seen the headlines and plethora of statistics about the uptick in online shopping over the last twelve months

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UK manufacturers prioritise cyber risks and a digital future post pandemic says PwC COO Survey

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Managing cyber security risks, workforce changes and growing demands for supply chain security and sustainability are the standout priorities for UK manufacturers over the next two years according to PwC’s latest COO pulse survey

Find Out How to Optimize Your SAP IBP Implementation

In today’s environment of unrelenting change, the supply chain planning systems and technology you choose, and how well you deploy them, are essential. SAP IBP is a great solution. But you need to assure your implementation is optimal and transforming the business.

Avanos Medical, Inc. successfully implements Integrated Business Planning with OMP on SAP S/4HANA

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Avanos Medical, Inc., the medical devices company, started using OMP’s Unison Planning with SAP S/4HANA as of October 2020

Dakota Integrated Solutions launches brand new corporate website

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Dakota Integrated Solutions Ltd, a real-time data capture, printing, mobility and solution specialist, has launched its new corporate website

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95% of FMCG retailers say inventory optimisation is top priority for 2021

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Symphony RetailAI, the provider of integrated AI-enabled marketing, merchandising and supply chain solutions for FMCG retailers and manufacturers, has announced findings from its Category Planning & Assortment Optimisation Executive Survey, conducted in partnership with Incisiv.

Konica Minolta announces digital solutions and print partnership with The Colour Copier Company

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd has entered into a partnership with The Colour Copier Company. The Lancashire-based company is providing its customers with Konica Minolta’s extensive range of print and digital document workflow solutions

Flex LtD Empowers Customers to Optimize their Businesses

Many companies are being forced to retire their former supply chain solutions to meet demand. For a worldwide company like Flex Ltd, accepting change and using a new supply chain orchestration platform opened the door to success.

Creating intelligence in the pharmaceutical supply chain.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Covid-19 is straining supply chains around the world, most notably those of pharmaceutical companies. Scarcity of raw materials upstream and overheated demand downstream cause disruptions. Control over their supply chain is a major challenge for all pharma companies today

WDT goes new ways to conquer supply chain complexity with Körber

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

WDT banks on the SAP implementation expertise of Körber for expanded business model

Brexit deal protects economy, but still much to do says Logistics UK

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Business group Logistics UK has reacted with optimism to the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) reached between the UK and EU, but has cautioned that there is still much to be done to protect the nation’s supply chains, and the economy as a whole

Shoppers bag toys early this Christmas in the UK, driving November sales up 11% year-on-year

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

In 2020 Brits of all ages turned to toys to help occupy the long weeks of lockdown. From entertainment to education, crafting to creating, to simply playing outside, the sector has proved its worth during the COVID-19 restrictions

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Retail success post-COVID will rely on understanding new customer mindsets, says Conversity

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Six months after COVID-19 started making its mark across the world, lockdown restrictions and widespread working from home offices have caused many consumers to rethink their shopping habits. Retail technology company Conversity believes that understanding the intricacies of these new mindsets is vital if brands are to thrive in the post-pandemic world

Supply meets demand: New sourcing automation solution targets ocean freight procurement

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Global provider of Intelligent Sourcing Automation, Keelvar, has launched its new AI-powered ocean freight sourcing automation solution

Retailers must optimise their pricing strategies for affordability during the golden quarter, says Oxylabs

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Recent figures from the CBI has revealed ‘retail sales fell at its fastest pace in four months in October’ as people reined in spending in the face of more coronavirus restrictions

‘Use your loaf’: Bakers Basco boss warns of tensions in bakery supply chain if panic buying reaches pre-lockdown levels.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Paul Empson, General Manager of Bakers Basco, is warning the general public to ‘use one’s loaf’ and avoid panic buying as the possibility of a second nationwide UK lockdown hangs in the balance, to ensure demand doesn’t outstrip supply

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Achieving an agile supply chain

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Supply chain resilience has never been more important. Global markets are apt to change at a moment’s notice, often a result of dramatic shifts in consumer demand and availability of products – as can be seen most recently, in the restriction in component supply due to global lockdown. These sudden changes in demand can affect manufacturers in every sector

Researchers use tweets to Analyse supply chain issues

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

"The global supply chain has been significantly impacted by COVID-19," according to Michael Wilson, vice president of marketing and packaging at AFFLINK, the sales and marketing organisation for distributors in the US

Lacklustre training leaves retail staff underprepared to perform during the pandemic, research from Axonify reveals

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

A lack of training has left frontline retail associates underprepared to perform during the pandemic, research from the latest report from Axonify, a modern training and communication solution for frontline associates, has revealed

BlueVoyant launches CRx to reduce cyber risk in business ecosystems

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

BlueVoyant, a cybersecurity services company, has launched its Cyber Risk Management (CRx) suite of services for business ecosystems, including entire supply chains and investment portfolios

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.

Abu Dhabi Ports acquires MICCO to become a leading provider of fully integrated supply chain logistics solutions

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Abu Dhabi Ports, part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy, has announced another step in its drive to enhance the emirate’s rank as an international hub for trade and logistics with the acquisition of MICCO Logistics

Adapting to a Digital World - Agile, Collaborative and Innovative Supply Chain Management

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

There are now only five weeks until Digital Supply Chain will be returning to Amsterdam. So if you haven’t already booked your seat, now is the time

How the heatwave impacted the High Street

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By Matthew Robertson, co-CEO, NetDespatch. As we see the first signs of the heatwave dissipating and wetter weather coming in, this got me thinking about recent articles that I've read about the negative impact on productivity the balmy summer weather has had on office workers, with many preferring to work from home and not venture into heat-baked cities, over-crowded tubes and frenzied traffic jams

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Supply chain attacks on the rise as one of the biggest new threat vectors as organisations scramble to close gaps

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

CrowdStrike Inc., the cloud-delivered endpoint protection solutions provider, has announced the results of its global supply chain survey, Securing the Supply Chain, produced by independent research firm Vanson Bourne

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Survey Reveals an Inflection Point in Supply Chain Digital Transformation

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The Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and ToolsGroup surveyed more than 200 supply chain professionals around the world on the state of supply chain digital transformation in planning. This blog post highlights some of the key findings.

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