LOGISTICS

Digi-Key Electronics Partners With Siemens To Distribute Automation And Control Products


Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of in-stock and ready-to-ship electronic and automation components, announced that it has secured a distribution partnership with Siemens to offer their wide range of automation and control products.


Cargo Market Can Access Data Benefits But Must Commit To Change


Recent events such as the Maersk Eindhoven and Essen container losses in the Pacific have put into sharp focus the need for digitalisation in the cargo market. Until recently, the data has not been available, but this is quickly changing. The author examines why the market must grasp the benefits that data can deliver.


How Supply Chain And Logistics Process Automation Are Improving Customer Experience


Robotic process automation is more than just technological jargon. It is a rapidly growing trend in the supply chain industry that helps businesses manage day-to-day processes more efficiently to ensure customer needs are met.


When Big Data And IoT Meet JD’s Logistics


Behind the scenes, JD’s technology – a combination of big data and algorithms – plays an essential role in enabling a highly efficient logistics network that is flexible enough to be applied for normal and emergency conditions. So, how is it done?


Malaysia Airlines modernises its fuel analytics platform with GE Digital's Fuel Insight and FlightPulse aviation software. Photo Courtesy of Malaysia Airlines.

Malaysia Airlines Adopts GE Digital’s Fuel Insight and FlightPulse Aviation Software


Malaysia Airlines chooses Fuel Insight and FlightPulse to transform its fuel efficiency program. GE Digital’s Aviation Software solutions help operators meet sustainability goals by monitoring and reducing fuel usage and emissions.


New Airfreight Cold Station Opened At Airport Logistics Park Of Singapore


CEVA Logistics opened its temperature-controlled airfreight station on Wednesday (8 September 2021) adjacent to Singapore’s Changi International Airport.


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MiR Launches Two Powerful Autonomous Mobile Robots To Optimize All Logistics


MiR600 and MiR1350, the market’s first IP52-rated AMRs, are designed for transporting heavy materials through challenging manufacturing and logistic warehouse environments.


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How Small And Growing Logistics Companies Are Realising Big Business Benefits From Automation


An inside look at how technology advancements are making automation solutions more accessible to warehouse and logistic operators of all sizes.


Zebra Technologies

Enabling Logistics 4.0


Logistics 4.0 is a key avenue through which warehouses can keep pace with increasing demands. By Tan Aik Jin, Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific


Jabil

A Supply Chain In Transition


IAA spoke with Ng Kee Wee, VP, supply chain management, electronics manufacturing services, Jabil to discuss supply chain resilience and changes post-Covid.


Due to the endless drive to source from low-cost suppliers, modern supply chains have gotten incredibly complex.

End-To-End Supply Chain Visibility Made Real Through Tooling Digitalisation


Due to the endless drive to source from low-cost suppliers, modern supply chains have gotten incredibly complex.


Revolutionising Warehouse Operations While Building Long-Term Resilience

Revolutionising Warehouse Operations While Building Long-Term Resilience


The race to digitalise is on. In today’s fast-changing, on-demand world, supply chain companies must act fast to stay ahead of the competition.


Braskem strategic partnership with A.P. Moller

Braskem Partners A.P. Moller-Maersk And PSA To Open Logistics Hub In Singapore


Braskem, Latin America’s largest petrochemical company, has entered into a strategic partnership with global logistics player A.P. Moller and PSA.


Leaner, Stronger, Smarter: 2021 Supply Chain Predictions For Asia

Leaner, Stronger, Smarter: 2021 Supply Chain Predictions For Asia


Now more than ever, a leaner, stronger, and smarter supply chain is crucial for organisations and industries to adapt and excel in this new normal.


Automating The Logistics Sector

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.


Cainiao Integrates Smart Logistics System With Logistics partners Across 11 Asian Countries

Cainiao Integrates Smart Logistics System With Logistics partners Across 11 Asian Countries


Cainiao Network has announced the full implementation of Apollo system, a proprietary logistics technology across 11 Asian countries.


GLP Launches Joint Venture With SEA Logistic Partners (SLP) To Develop Vietnam’s Logistic Infrastructure

GLP Launches Joint Venture With SEA Logistic Partners (SLP) To Develop Vietnam’s Logistic Infrastructure


SEA Logistic Partners (“SLP”) and GLP has announced a new joint venture to invest in and develop modern logistic real estate in Vietnam.


Zyllem And Infor Partner To Digitise Logistics Value Chain Across ASEAN

Zyllem And Infor Partner To Digitise Logistics Value Chain Across ASEAN


Zyllem and Infor has partnered to digitise and optimise logistics value chains across ASEAN.


Four Ways Machine Learning Is Powering The Mobility Revolution

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.


Cainiao Strengthens Cross-Border eCommerce Logistics With Expansion Of Last Mile Network in Singapore

Cainiao Strengthens Cross-Border eCommerce Logistics With Expansion Of Last Mile Network in Singapore


Cainiao Network has announced the expansion of its last mile network in Singapore to shorten delivery time for cross-border eCommerce parcels.


Leveraging AI For Inventory Management 4.0

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.


Körber Launches Free Solution For Supply Chain Resiliency And Safety In Light Of COVID-19

Körber Launches Free Solution For Supply Chain Resiliency And Safety In Light Of COVID-19


Körber has launched the Körber InSight Contact Tracer to mitigate and handle the impact of coronavirus in distribution operations.


Bolloré Logistics To Cut Over 11,500 Tons CO2 Emissions With Solar System By Total Solar DG

Bolloré Logistics To Cut Over 11,500 Tons CO2 Emissions With Solar System By Total Solar DG


Total Solar Distributed Generation (DG) has completed a solar rooftop for Bolloré Logistics’ Green Hub in Pioneer Turn, Singapore.


Do Logistics In A Better Way With MiR Robots

Do Logistics In A Better Way With MiR Robots


Bring your internal logistics up to speed with MiR’s autonomous mobile robots that automate repetitive and injury-prone material transportation and work safely alongside your employees to boost productivity.


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

UPS enhances Singapore healthcare supply chain capabilities


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


Logistics automation specialist Swisslog has received a major order from Ikea Supply in Malaysia, the firm has revealed.

Swisslog receives major order for logistics tech from Ikea Supply in Malaysia


Logistics automation specialist Swisslog has received a major order from Ikea Supply in Malaysia, the firm has revealed.


Mouser Electronics Advances Distribution With State-Of-The-Art Vertical Lift Modules

Mouser Electronics Advances Distribution With State-Of-The-Art Vertical Lift Modules


Mouser Electronics Incorporated is implementing its state-of-the-art Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs) at its global distribution center in Texas, USA.


Drivers Of Supply Chain Innovation

Drivers Of Supply Chain Innovation


A recent study concludes that customer experience is the top factor driving supply chain innovation, and the key to innovation is placing customers in the centre of supply chains.


Debunking the Top 4 Myths About Warehouse Maintenance & Upgrading

Debunking the Top 4 Myths About Warehouse Maintenance & Upgrading


Many companies still hold the misconception that regular maintenance of warehouse equipment is irrelevant, costly and a waste of resources.


UrbanFox Expands Footprint In Southeast Asia, Starting With Vietnam And Malaysia

UrbanFox Expands Footprint In Southeast Asia, Starting With Vietnam And Malaysia


Tapping into the established logistics network of its parent company Keppel Logistics, UrbanFox will soon be able to support brands in meeting the demands of both Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) customers in Vietnam and Malaysia.


Zebra Technologies Celebrates 50 Years Of Innovating At The Edge

Zebra Technologies Celebrates 50 Years Of Innovating At The Edge


Zebra Technologies Corporation celebrates its 50th anniversary as it continues to empower the front line of business.


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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee – It’s Time to Modernise the Warehouse


Warehouse workers are valuable team members and deserve a quality work environment.


UPS Enhances Asia Trade Connectivity As Region Looks Toward Growth

UPS Enhances Asia Trade Connectivity As Region Looks Toward Growth


The series of service enhancements UPS revealed impact almost 1.4 million postal codes in 41 countries and territories across the Asia Pacific region


Efficient, Process-Controlled Access Guarding Without Muting Sensors

WITRON Efficient, Process-Controlled Access Guarding Without Muting Sensors


Efficient, Process-Controlled Access Guarding Without Muting Sensors Innovative strength, a down-to-earth culture and strong commitment are the values that have made WITRON the company that it is today


Thyssenkrupp’s AI Solution ‘alfred’ Manages Global Logistics Network

Thyssenkrupp’s AI Solution ‘alfred’ Manages Global Logistics Network


“alfred” supports his colleagues at thyssenkrupp Materials Services in managing the global logistics network with 271 warehouse sites and 50,000 products and services.


GreyOrange To Launch New Products For Flexible Automation In Distribution Centres


GreyOrange expands its AMR solution portfolio with the launch of a new modular sortation system and upgraded versions of Butler and PickPal.


Additive Manufacturing: Outlook For 2019


Industrial Automation Asia is pleased to feature an article provided by Terrence Oh, Senior Vice President (Asia Pacific) of EOS Singapore on the future of additive manufacturing (AM) in APAC.


Industry Outlook 2019

Industry Outlook 2019


In this annual market outlook, we find out from executives on what they have in store for the coming year and their thoughts about the trends and opportunities in the market.


Remote Monitoring For The Industrial Supply Chain


Globalisation has created sprawling supply chains, often encompassing multiple production sites and several countries.


How Manufacturing Can Harness Digital Innovation And Reap The Benefits Of Growth


The era of digital transformation is impacting every industry — and manufacturing is seeing cutting edge innovation delivering some impressive results. Employing the Internet of Things technology to improve connectivity, productivity and efficiency are vital to any business competing in this digital economy.


Volocopter To Conduct Urban Flight Tests For Air Taxis In Singapore

Volocopter To Conduct Urban Flight Tests For Air Taxis In Singapore


Volocopter has announced during the Autonomy, which is the Summit of Urban Mobility in Paris, that they would be performing the next set of inner urban flight tests in Singapore.


ST Engineering Launches Logistics Automation Solutions


ST Engineering has unveiled its brand new family of logistics automation solutions, STROBO, at the Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific conference (ITAP) last week. Developed by ST Engineering’s team of engineers, the new logistics automation solutions are a part of the Group’s growing focus on delivering robust and cost effective customer solutions through innovative robotics and autonomous solutions. Through the new solutions, …

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UPS Reinforces Operations To Aid Businesses In Asia 


UPS has strengthened connectivity for Asian businesses between more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.


GreyOrange Butler Robotics Serve Multiple Shippers At Intelligent Logistics Center in Tokyo

GreyOrange Butler Robotics Serve Multiple Shippers At Intelligent Logistics Center in Tokyo


TOKYO: GreyOrange and GROUND have announced the deployment of its Butler robotics operations at the Ichikawa logistics centre of Daiwa House Industry Co. Ltd. The Butler robotics system operates in a 7,000-square-metre facility offering total logistics solutions that are shared and used for multiple shipper companies. At this site, named ‘Intelligent Logistics Center PROTO’, the innovative Butler goods-to-person solution automates material movement to deliver higher throughput and productivity.


The Art of Composing A Self-Orchestrated Supply Chain

The Art of Composing A Self-Orchestrated Supply Chain


The supply chain is becoming more complex as consumer demands evolve around the rise of ecommerce. Retailers and businesses tend to have a knee-jerk reaction towards this and have been startled into shifting gears fast in an attempt to adapt their operations. By Ashish Pujari, GM and VP, IoT and Digital Supply Chain, SAP Asia Pacific & Japan.


Three New Sites For Deployment Of GreyOrange’s Butler Robotics System Across Japan, Europe

Three New Sites For Deployment Of GreyOrange’s Butler Robotics System Across Japan, Europe


GreyOrange has announced installations for the deployment of its Butler robotics system at three new sites, located in Japan and Europe at CeMAT 2018. The upcoming site in Japan is for Trusco Nakayama Corporation, a leading wholesale trading company specialising in machine tools and equipment for production sites, wholesale distributors and retailers. Its range of over 335,000 products includes over 2,300 brands and manufacturers.


Industry Consortium Successfully Tests Blockchain Solution That Could Revolutionise Ocean Shipping


AB InBev, Accenture, APL and Kuehne + Nagel demonstrated how blockchain will create huge efficiencies for the industry.


Hardware With “Heart”Ware Festo Expands Its Client-Focused RSC ASEAN Logistics Facility In Singapore

Hardware With “Heart”Ware Festo Expands Its Client-Focused RSC ASEAN Logistics Facility In Singapore


Hardware is not Festo management’s only concern “heart”ware, or serving their clients On-Time, In Full (OTIF), and taking their needs into account, is at the core of Festo’s operations.


GreyOrange To Showcase Expanded AI-powered Butler Range At LogiMat 2018 For Autonomous Order Fulfilment

GreyOrange To Showcase Expanded AI-powered Butler Range At LogiMat 2018 For Autonomous Order Fulfilment


Singapore: Robotics and supply chain automation company, GreyOrange, will launch its new goods-to-person Butler XL at LogiMat 2018, the 16th International Trade Fair for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management.


Maersk And IBM To Form Joint Venture Applying Blockchain To Improve Global Trade And Digitise Supply Chains

Maersk And IBM To Form Joint Venture Applying Blockchain To Improve Global Trade And Digitise Supply Chains


A.P. Moller – Maersk and IBM have announced their intent to establish a joint venture to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade using blockchain technology.


4 Ways In Which IoT Is Changing The Fleet Management And Logistics Sector


Four ways have been identified for transport, logistics and fleet management companies to make the most of technologies such as IoT to revolutionise their business and make it fit for a digital future. By Tim Sherwood, VP, Mobility & IoT Solutions, Tata Communications


DHL Announces HK$2.9 Billion Expansion Plan For Its Central Asia Hub In Hong Kong

DHL Announces HK$2.9 Billion Expansion Plan For Its Central Asia Hub In Hong Kong


Hong Kong: DHL Express has announced that it will launch an approximate HK$2.9 billion (US$371 million) expansion plan for its Central Asia Hub (CAH), in partnership with Airport Authority Hong Kong.


UPS & SF Holding Joint Venture Receives Regulatory Approval In China

UPS & SF Holding Joint Venture Receives Regulatory Approval In China


Singapore: UPS and SF Holding, the parent company of SF Express, has announced the approval of their planned joint venture by China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM).


Silk Contract Logistics Increases Efficiency And Safety With Zebra Technologies

Silk Contract Logistics Increases Efficiency And Safety With Zebra Technologies


Singapore: Zebra Technologies has announced that Silk Contract Logistics has deployed Zebra’s voice-directed warehouse picking solution to enhance its worker productivity and competitive advantage.


Swisslog Reaps Major Contract From Dm-Drogerie Markt

Swisslog Reaps Major Contract From Dm-Drogerie Markt


Buchs/Dortmund, Germany: Swisslog has been awarded a major contract from dm-drogerie markt GmbH & Co. KG, Karlsruhe, Europe’s top-earning drugstore chain.


Bristlecone Launches HARI - Monitor Bot For Digital Supply Chain

Bristlecone Launches HARI – Monitor Bot For Digital Supply Chain


California, US: Bristlecone, a supply chain consulting company headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, launched its first Monitor Bot named HARI.


Consoveyo Singapore Welcomes New General Manager For Southeast Asia


Singapore: Consoveyo has announced the appointment of Poul H. Lorentzen as GM for Consoveyo Singapore, effective 1 April 2017.


DHL Extends ‘Belt And Road’ Network With New Shenzhen-Minsk Multimodal Rail Connection

DHL Extends ‘Belt And Road’ Network With New Shenzhen-Minsk Multimodal Rail Connection


Shenzhen, China: DHL Global Forwarding has launched the first regular service connecting Shenzhen to Minsk, Belarus via rail in less than 12 days. The new route covers new overland connections to several major cities along China’s ‘Belt and Road’ and is the latest route in the DHL Asia-Europe-Asia multimodal network.


Efacec Handling Solutions Is Now Consoveyo

Efacec Handling Solutions Is Now Consoveyo


Consoveyo, a global expert for automated material handling and storage systems, has officially announced its name change.


UPS And SF Holding To Establish Joint Venture


Shenzhen, China: UPS and SF Holding, the parent company of SF Express, has announced plans to establish a joint venture and collaborate to develop and provide international delivery services initially from China to the US, with expansion plans for other destinations.


Optimising The Supply Chain For Global Uncertainty


Mark Johnston, from Industrial Automation Asia (IAA), spoke with Dr Bo Zhou, founder and CEO of FuturMaster, on supply chain management, the company’s plans for 2017, its growth strategy and the global economic and technological developments impacting its business in the years ahead.


The Future Of The Warehouse

The Future Of The Warehouse


The warehouse is being transformed through the adoption of technology. A recent study by Zebra looked at the company’s warehouse vision for APAC. Industrial Automation Asia (IAA) spoke with Stuart Scott, solutions marketing lead, Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific on this study and the future of the warehouse.


Panasonic: Handheld Tablet

Panasonic: Handheld Tablet


Panasonic has announced the launch of the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-N1. Its smallest Toughpad device to date, the 4.7-inch Panasonic.


Six Steps To Flawless Fulfilment


Best practices are presented for integrating mobile, wireless and data capture technologies into warehouse management.


UPS Tests Residential Delivery Via Drone launched From Atop Packages Car

UPS Tests Residential Delivery Via Drone launched From Atop Packages Car


UPS has announced that it has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS package car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle while the delivery driver continues along the route to make a separate delivery.


Y3 Technologies And Chongqing Transport Sign Joint Venture Agreement To Strengthen Logistics Industry In Western China

Y3 Technologies And Chongqing Transport Sign Joint Venture Agreement To Strengthen Logistics Industry In Western China


Singapore: Y3 Technologies, a Singapore logistics and supply chain solutions company, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Chongqing Transportation Holdings (Group), a leading Logistics Company in China, to accelerate the logistics industry’s growth in Western China.


DHL Names Alfred Goh As Head Of Customer Solutions And Innovation In Asia Pacific

DHL Names Alfred Goh As Head Of Customer Solutions And Innovation In Asia Pacific


Singapore: DHL has appointed Alfred Goh as Regional Head of Customer Solutions and Innovation (CSI) Asia Pacific, providing the company’s largest and strategically important customers with simplified access to the full offering of DHL across the business units — from express, forwarding, warehouse management to e-commerce services.


Smart Sensors Are Bringing About A Paradigm Shift In Production

Smart Sensors Are Bringing About A Paradigm Shift In Production


The smart factory employs smart sensors to intelligently detect and process data to improve productivity.