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Ransomware And The Industrial Internet Of Things

 How connected devices increase a business’s vulnerability to cybercrime.


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The Digital Supply Chain

Graham Conlon, VP, head of SAP Digital Supply Chain, SAP Asia Pacific & Japan discusses the 2020 edition of ITAP, the digital supply chain, and SAP’s role in the SIRI.


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6G: New Generations Of Wireless And The Impact On Measurement

The end of 2020 will see only two percent of the world’s eight billion mobile subscriptions using 5G.  But, even though the vision for 5G is still far from being realised, the work on 6G has begun.


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Lubrication Optimisation: Extending Bearing Lifespans

IAA spoke with Christian Ploner, Go-to-Market Manager Service Solutions and Min Ling Chan, VP, Head of Industrial R&D, Industrial Asia Pacific, Schaeffler on Concept1 and automation trends to expect in 2021.


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AA interviewed Heng Kwee Tong, head of engineering and customer solutions at SPTel, on network resiliency, managing costs, and automating in times of crisis.


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Post-Coronavirus Supply Chain Recovery

A DHL perspective on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on supply chains and logistics.


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Market Outlook 2021: Trends Shaping The Industry

Leading automation companies in ASEAN give their thoughts on the challenges, trends, and opportunities in the year ahead as the world begins to emerge from a global pandemic.


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Digital Agility Forges Digital Resilience

End-to-end value chain optimisation enables you to reduce value leaks, sustain productivity and ultimately make better decisions quicker.


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Automating The Logistics Sector

Alvin Yap, sales director, Geek+ speaks with IAA on the current state of the logistics sector and trends in logistics automation.


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Automation And The Future Of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

John Young, APAC director at EU Automation, looks at four areas where greater automation could have a significant impact in helping speed the process of bringing a new drug to market in the years ahead.


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Precision Irrigation Carriage Reduces Water And Fertiliser Consumption

New precision irrigation carriage reduces water and fertiliser consumption by 75 percent – e-chain in a trough guides hoses with additional energy saving.


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The Road To Electric Vehicles With Lower Sticker Prices Than Gas Cars

EVs and internal combustion engine vehicles are likely to reach sticker price parity sometime in the next decade.


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Covid-19 has impacted global supply chains to varying degrees, with medical and food supplies being two notable casualties. What risk management lessons can we learn from our experience?

Covid-19 has impacted global supply chains to varying degrees. What risk management lessons can we learn from our experience?


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Coronavirus: How AI, 3D Printing And Blockchain Can Help Overcome Supply Problems In A Crisis

As the coronavirus pandemic evolves, the focus is now firmly on response. But the recovery may be even more challenging.


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Three Tiers Of Power Analytics: Insights You Need To Ensure Resilience And Efficiency

In this article, we will look at where power analytic capabilities are used – from the device to the edge to the cloud – and examples of applications.


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Cars Will Soon Be Able To Sense And React To Your Emotions

Will cars be able to sense and react to your emotions?


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Marcelo Tarkiieltaub, regional director of Southeast Asia, Rockwell Automation

IAA interviewed Marcelo Tarkiieltaub, regional director of Southeast Asia, Rockwell Automation on digital transformation best practice.


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Automotive HMIs have become a crucial part of modern automobiles. By Robert Huntley for Mouser Electronics

Automotive HMIs have become a crucial part of modern automobiles. By Robert Huntley for Mouser Electronics


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6 Lessons From Managing A Global Supply Chain During the Pandemic

How has Schneider Electric been managing their global supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic and what steps have had the most positive impact?


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Modernising Factories With Manufacturing Data Analytics

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how many companies view the necessity for digital transformation and their use of data.


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Cars are tech-powered devices that can enhance your life, and machine learning is behind the wheel of innovation. By Vincent Tang, regional VP, Asia, Epicor

Cars are tech-powered devices that can enhance your life, and machine learning is behind the wheel of innovation. By Vincent Tang, regional VP, Asia, Epicor


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How Digitalisation In Oil And Gas Is Creating Security Risks

Sustained low oil prices are driving adoption of digitalisation across the oil and gas industry, ramping up the stakes for cybersecurity.


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Four Ways Machine Learning Is Powering The Mobility Revolution

Amazon Web Services (AWS) sees four main areas where machine learning is powering a mobility revolution for the transportations and logistics industry.


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How Microgrids For Data Centres Increase Resilience, Optimise Costs, And Improve Sustainability

How microgrids use advanced analytics to intelligently manage energy assets is explored.


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Welcome To The ‘Imagination Society’

EU Automation takes a closer look at the Japanese vision of Society 5.0.


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Digital Transformation In Pharmaceuticals

With the current pandemic surpassing all countries globally, the life sciences industry is under pressure to find a vaccine through clinical trials and deliver high quality medicines.


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Digital Transformation Upstream Oil and Gas

 Digital technology is transforming the oil and gas industry, improving efficiencies and boosting safety. Contributed by Emerson


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Harnessing The Power Of Digitalisation To Thrive In The ‘New Normal’ Of Low Oil Prices

The scope of what is required in deploying a digitalisation strategy across oil, gas or chemical (OGC) companies is immense and technological solutions are evolving at a fast pace.


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Medical Electronic Devices Are Facing A Critical Test

Can healthcare instruments survive signals competing for attention?


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Coronavirus May Mean Automation Is Coming Sooner Than We Thought

COVID-19 has accelerated the road to digitalisation, but is that a good thing?


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The Clinically Integrated Supply Chain

This article explains the drivers and essential steps hospitals can take to enable a clinically integrated, patient-centered supply chain.


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4 Tips On Building Manufacturing Agility For SMEs

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the manufacturing industry on a massive scale. What will the “New Normal” be for manufacturers?


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Four Critical Safety Questions For Post-COVID-19 Success In Smart And Safe Automation

HIMA asks four critical safety questions to achieve post-COVID-19 success in smart and safe automation.


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C3 System: Ahead Of The Game

The Singapore-developed  C3 system is a smart system that can sense, think and respond in order to optimise patient flow and care delivery, and acts as the ‘brain’ of the hospital


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How Today’s Technology Is Key To Industrial And Manufacturing Sector Business Continuity In A Post-COVID-19 World

The COVID-19 has highlighted the need for business continuity informed by technological trends. By Ravi Gopinath, Chief Cloud Officer, AVEVA 


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Collaborative And Sensitive Robots Set To Shape The Future Of Medicine

Sensitive and collaborative robots look set to play a defining role in the future of robotics in medicine. By Sebastian Schuster, Global PR & Content Manager, Kuka.


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Animal husbandry is a labour-intensive industry on many Southeast Asian farms to this day.

Animal husbandry is a labour-intensive industry on many Southeast Asian farms to this day. Yet traditional methods can hamper an industry already facing labour shortages and climate change.


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4 Applications To Consider For Machine Vision

Machine vision is an integral part of today’s smart factory. And with advancements in AI and ML, it’s changing the way manufacturers work.


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Smart Factories Reveal the Hidden, Positive Impact Of Holistic Digitisation On Workforce

The world changed overnight. Globally, we still have communities under lock-down and we are slowly progressing to “business as unusual”.


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When A Pandemic Accelerates The Journey To Digital Twins

When hundreds of millions of workers were forced to quarantine themselves, the ability to work remotely became a basic requirement for business continuity.


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Improve Your Machine Vision Application with New Generation Camera Technologies

Do you want your machine vision applications to be more successful, reliable, and cost-effective now and in the future? By Allied Vision.


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Digitalisation, diversification and collaborative relationships are the key to supply chain resilience.

John Young, APAC director at automation parts supplier EU Automation, suggests three key ways in which forward-thinking manufacturing companies will respond to the current period of uncertainty.


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SCADA vs IoT: the Role of SCADA Systems in Manufacturing’s Industry 4.0

What will be the role of these process control systems as we prepare ourselves to enter the next phase of manufacturing?


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ASEAN Manufacturers Feel The Impact Of COVID-19

In light of the continued impact of COVID-19, IAA conducted a survey on how the pandemic has changed business as usual for many regional manufacturers. 


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Food Safety: 4 Technologies Changing The Game

Four technologies are explored that improve food safety across the global supply chain.


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Leveraging AI For Inventory Management 4.0

Jonathan Wilkins, director of industrial parts supplier EU Automation, explains the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) for inventory management.


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3 Ways To Reduce Insider Cyberattacks On Industrial Control Systems

When power grids, water networks and gas utility systems are targeted by cyberattacks, systems that are essential to our everyday lives are affected.


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Reaching Customers Directly — An Investment Worth Making In Times Of Supply Chain Disruption

With global supply chains significantly disrupted, we are seeing more manufacturers bypassing distributors and retailers to sell directly to customers.


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As the manufacturing process becomes increasingly complex, digitisation is enabling organisations to evolve traditional linear supply chains into interconnected digital supply networks

Manufacturing supply chains are designed to save costs by moving the manufacturing process to the most efficient locations and by minimising inventory.


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Utilising digital technology to optimise water management in the capital city of Thailand.

As climate change continues to impact water supplies, coastal cities around the world are exploring how technology can make water continues to flow.


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Erich Gerber, senior VP EMEA & APJ, TIBCO.

With data analytics businesses have the ability to maintain confidence that they are preparing for and will be able to recover from climate hazards.


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How Factories Are Tackling Traceability In Food Production

Traceability remains a major concern in the food production industry and thus the MES is being introduced into factories to track and record the production process.


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The Road To Oil Market Recovery Will Be Slow And Choppy

Oil markets can expect more pain to come in the weeks and months ahead as they face an uphill battle back to “normal.”


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COVID-19 To Accelerate Adoption Of Technology-Enabled Smart Cities Resilience Approaches

City governments are adjusting to a new reality, with COVID-19 driving urban resilience and digital transformation strategy agendas, finds ABI Research.


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Assessing Your Options For Rapid Healthcare Capacity Expansion

Hospitals around the U.S. are facing the challenge of adding capacity faster than ever before. What once may have taken months or years of planning is now happening in weeks, even days.


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IBM, IMDA, M1 And Samsung To Collaborate On Singapore’s First 5G Industry 4.0 Trial

IBM, IMDA, M1 and Samsung has announced Singapore’s first 5G Industry 4.0 trial, to demonstrate the transformative impact of 5G for enterprises.


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The current situation around COVID-19 will most probably induce a shift in the verticals that look into 5G deployment.

The current situation around COVID-19 will most probably induce a shift in the verticals that look into 5G deployment.


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For many firms, the outbreak of COVID-19 has meant staff working from home and more use of teleconferencing, rather than face-to-face meetings.

COVID-19 demonstrates that manufacturers need to be as focused on their suppliers’ capabilities as they are on their factory floors.


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ABB has revealed its electric propulsion, power, energy storage, control and automation technology will be at the heart of the first tug in South Asia capable of switching between low emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) engines and zero-emission battery power. 

ABB’s technology will be at the heart of the first tug in South Asia capable of switching between low emission LNG engines and zero-emission battery power. 


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Smart factories drive exponential growth of data-driven sensors, increases the use of mobile devices in plant operations, and converges the traditionally separate OT and IT systems.

Smart factories drive exponential growth of data-driven sensors, increases the use of mobile devices in plant operations, and converges the traditionally separate OT and IT systems.


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Yokogawa believes that the transition from industrial automation to industrial autonomy is already underway. The key to a successful evolution will be to proceed in a linear fashion, one step at a time.


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With the onset of COVID-19, is it time to reassess the global manufacturing supply chain?

With the onset of COVID-19, is it time to reassess the global manufacturing supply chain?


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UPS has revealed that its freight forwarding operation at Changi Airport has received IATA CEIV Pharma Certification for pharmaceutical logistics.

UPS has revealed that its freight forwarding operation at Changi Airport, Singapore, has received IATA CEIV Pharma Certification for pharmaceutical logistics.


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