LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN

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Ship-To-Shore Drone Delivery At Jurong Port


  Render of a cargo vertiport (Photo credit: Skyports)   Skyports, the world’s leading Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) infrastructure developer and drone delivery services operator, and Jurong Port, the operator of Singapore’s only multi-purpose cargo port, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to explore the development of ship-to-shore infrastructure at Jurong Port.


Building Supply Chain Resilience During Uncertain Times

Building Supply Chain Resilience During Uncertain Times


What manufacturers can do to avoid the pitfalls of another “black swan event”? IAA’s interview with Suraj Kamath, Director Industry Consulting – Manufacturing APAC, SAS, discusses these issues and more.


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World’s Largest Installation Of Vertical Lift Modules At Mouser Electronics’ Global HQ Distribution Center


“The tools and systems we’ve put in place offer another way we can help shorten our customers’ time to market.”- Pete Shopp, Mouser Electronics’ senior vice president of business operations.


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Manufacturing In Asia: New Age, New Risks


Every digital touchpoint is exposing manufacturers to potential cyber-attacks.


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Six Global Supply Chain Trends That Are Likely To Persist In 2022 And Beyond


Multinational enterprise software company Infor provides the top three supply chain predictions for 2022 and global supply chain trends that are likely to persist in the long-term.


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Top Ten Ranking For Tech Opportunities In 2022


Overcoming talent crunch and supply chain upheaval among biggest success indicators for tech in 2022.


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Three Supply Chain Predictions For 2022


Automation will play a critical role in ensuring peak efficiency in the supply chain.


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Belting For Peak Season: How To Prevent Unplanned Production Stops During High Demand Periods


Preventative measures plants can take to keep their conveyor belts running smoothly during the e-commerce peak season.


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Four-in-10 Patients Fear Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Issues Pose Risk Of Illness, Death


New Zebra study shows the pharmaceutical industry has a trust problem, but industry leaders say they’re trying to become more transparent.


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Computer-on-Modules For Autonomous Intralogistics Vehicles


Germany’s largest distributor of pharmaceuticals – Transpharm Logistik, part of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries – relies on application-specific modular autonomous robots from Toolify Robotics, a start-up from Ulm University of Technology, to pick promotional materials.


The Secret To Solving Your Supply Chain Blind Spot

The Secret To Solving Your Supply Chain Blind Spot


Averaging across industries, companies can now expect supply chain disruptions lasting a month or longer to occur every 3.7 years, and the most severe events take a major financial toll.


Raw Material Inflation And Global Supply Chain Challenges Are Driving Global Price Increase

Raw Material Inflation And Global Supply Chain Challenges Are Driving Global Price Increase


Companies and suppliers are dealing with an unprecedented number of hurdles to meet increasing demand amid global pressure on supply chains.


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Is 3D Printing Only Beneficial For Strengthening Supply Chains?


More than supply chain resiliency: 3D printing is the future for a greener world


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Bolloré Logistics, Botsync To Spearhead Autonomous Mobile Robot Development


The automation solution will greatly reduce existing manual operations and increase warehouse efficiency by saving up to 90 manhours per month.


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Greater Jakarta’s Commuter Traffic Upgrades To New Payment And Ticketing Platform


This new ticketing platform developed by Thales is expected to allow two million trips per day.


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How “Vins Mall” Leverages Traditional Strength In Logistics Services To Optimise Market Potential


The launch of “Vins Mall” marks a major achievement for CN Logistics and iClick in the field of wine e-commerce.


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Customer Perceptions On Responsible Sourcing


OpenText Survey shows that more consumers than ever (89 percent) feel strongly about buying products that are ethically and sustainably sourced.


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

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.


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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.


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How The World Ran Out Of Semiconductors


While it is easy to blame the COVID-19 pandemic for this situation, the truth is that the global semiconductor supply chain had this coming for some time.


How Supply Chain And Logistics Process Automation Are Improving Customer Experience

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

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

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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Ivanti Acquires WIIO Group’s Industrial IoT Platform To Help Supply Chain Customers Further Automate Workflows And Achieve Operational Excellence


The platform acquisition will enable Ivanti Wavelink customers to transform their warehousing, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, and retail environments through innovative IIoT applications.


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Vertical, Versatile, And Viable: Is This The Farming Of The Future?


Vertical farming and the future of automation in agriculture. By John Young, APAC country manager, EU Automation


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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.


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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


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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.


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Siemens Expands IC Verification Portfolio Through Acquisition Of OneSpin Solutions


Siemens Digital Industries Software has signed an agreement with Azini Capital to acquire OneSpin Solutions, a provider of formal verification software.


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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.


Ensuring Optimal Food Safety With Uninterrupted Cold Chain Management

Ensuring Optimal Food Safety With Uninterrupted Cold Chain Management


This article is an Interview with David Yang, Intelligent Logistics SRP Product Manager, Advantech on the implementation of an uninterrupted cold chain management solution at Taiwan’s Hypermarket Leader.


The Digital Supply Chain

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.


The Game-Changing Technology Of RFID

The Game-Changing Technology Of RFID


We’re on the edge of the next wave of visibility technologies. By Aik Jin, Tan, vertical solutions lead, Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific.


Post-Coronavirus Supply Chain Recovery

Post-Coronavirus Supply Chain Recovery


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


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.


Business Leaders Looking To Digitise Supply Chains To Overcome The Challenges Of 2020

Business Leaders Looking To Digitise Supply Chains To Overcome The Challenges Of 2020


The digitisation of supply chains has today emerged as one of the key priorities to not only achieve operational efficiencies and meet rising demand, but to also futureproof business models, according to a new industry report released today.


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?

A Supply Chain Lesson In 2020: What Toilet Papers Can Teach Us About Resilience


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


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

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.


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.


6 Lessons From Managing A Global Supply Chain During the Pandemic

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?


AVEVA Enhances Unified Supply Chain Solution With Real-Time Crude

AVEVA Enhances Unified Supply Chain Solution With Real-Time Crude


AVEVA has launched the latest enhancement to its AVEVA Unified Supply Chain platform, Real-time Crude, designed to help customers gain visibility into their business and operations.


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.


TM Insight Acquires XAct Solutions To Strengthen Supply Management Services In Asia

TM Insight Acquires XAct Solutions To Strengthen Supply Chain Capabilities In Asia


TM Insight has acquired XAct Solutions to enhance its supply chain capabilities and expands its footprint across Asia.


Advice On Improving Risk Management Record

Advice On Improving Risk Management Record


To improve the risk culture of an organisation businesses need first to adopt a holistic business risk identification process that helps the company identify the most critical part of its business.


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.


Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, offers a unique solution to diversifying the modern supply chain, which due to Covid-19 is a much-needed resource.

A Resilient Supply Chain Through 3D Printing


Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, offers a unique solution to diversifying the modern supply chain, which due to Covid-19 is a much-needed resource.


The Clinically Integrated Supply Chain

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.


4 Tips On Building Manufacturing Agility For SMEs

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?


The Emergence Of The Virtual Supply Chain In COVID-19 World


Watch live: Mouser Electronics, Digi-Key Electronics & Jabil, Inc. discuss how changes to the global supply chain affect the way practicing electrical engineers design circuits and bring products to market


How To Make Plant Operations Smarter In The Digital Age

How To Make Plant Operations Smarter In The Digital Age


As manufacturing resumes across the globe, many of us are considering how the industry can prepare for the ‘new normal’.


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

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”.


When A Pandemic Accelerates The Journey To Digital Twins

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.


Building Trust in Your Manufacturing Ecosystem

Building Trust in Your Manufacturing Ecosystem


Gibu Mathew, Zoho Corporation’s VP and GM for Asia Pacific, discusses how digitisation is enabling manufacturing companies to evolve their traditional linear supply chains.


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

Three Ways To Foster Resilient Supply Chains


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.


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.


A Case For IIoT’s Future In Supply Chain Management

A Case For IIoT’s Future In Supply Chain Management


How one construction materials hauling company used level measurement sensors and IIoT networks to better manage their operation while simultaneously securing their customers’ supply chain will be explored.


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

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.


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

Building Trust in Your Manufacturing Supply Chain


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


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.


Top Supply Chain Solution Providers Across the Globe Unite As Körber

Top Supply Chain Solution Providers Across the Globe Unite As Körber


Twelve of the world’s top supply chain technology solution providers from around the world has announced their transition to the brand Körber.


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.


Coronavirus Creates Supply Chain And Workforce Management Challenges For Oil And Gas EPC Projects

COVID19 Creates Supply Chain And Workforce Management Challenges For Oil And Gas EPC Projects


Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, China – the world’s biggest importer of crude oil – has been forced to cut down on consumption.


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.


Coronavirus Outbreak Reveals the Weakest Links In The Supply Chain

Coronavirus Outbreak Reveals the Weakest Links In The Supply Chain


The supply chain shock COVID-19 is causing will cut into the worldwide manufacturing revenue of US$15 trillion currently forecasted for 2020


HP: Eight Trends In 3D Printing

HP: Eight Trends In 3D Printing


HP has released its list of predictions for 3D printing and digital manufacturing in 2020.


Impact Of The Coronavirus Outbreak On Smartphone Manufacturing

Impact Of The Coronavirus Outbreak On Smartphone Manufacturing


As the world continues to battle the coronavirus outbreak, global supply chains are also threatened and its impact is rippling through smartphone tech giant.


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.


Trend Micro Predicts Escalating Cloud And Supply Chain Risk

Trend Micro Predicts Escalating Cloud And Supply Chain Risk


Trend Micro Incorporated has released its 2020 predictions report, which states that organisations will face a growing risk from their cloud and the supply chain.


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.


How Big Data Is Changing The World Of Manufacturing

How Big Data Is Changing The World Of Manufacturing


The manufacturing sector has played a very important role as an economic engine of countries across the world.


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.


DHL Supply Chain Partners Tetra Pak To Implement First Digital Twin Warehouse In Asia Pacific

DHL Supply Chain Partners Tetra Pak To Implement First Digital Twin Warehouse In Asia Pacific


DHL Supply Chain has successfully implemented an integrated supply chain solution for Tetra Pak’s warehouse in Singapore, one of its largest globally.


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.


Digital Nerve Centres Supporting the Supply Chain Ecosystem

Digital Nerve Centres Supporting the Supply Chain Ecosystem


Digital Nerve Centres Supporting the Supply Chain Ecosystem According to PwC, 16 of the top 20 bilateral trade routes worldwide by 2030 will include APAC markets – representing US$ 4.7 trillion in trade value by 2030.


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.


SP Jain Singapore Supply Chain Management Conclave 2019

S P Jain: Digital Transformation Of Procurement & Supply Chain


Organised by S P Jain, the annual Supply Chain Conclave was held at the SP Jain Singapore Campus on 19th July 2019 where its annual Industry Research Survey findings were released.


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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.


Smart factories are fast becoming mainstream in the manufacturing industry, offering a new level of efficiency and productivity.

Fully-Fledged Smart Factory To Be Unveiled At SEMICON Southeast Asia 2019


Smart factories are fast becoming mainstream in the manufacturing industry, offering a new level of efficiency and productivity.


Blockchain technology is, in fact, poised to disrupt the manufacturing industry over the next few years with its potential to fundamentally redesign core manufacturing and supply chain processes.

Blockchain In Manufacturing: Risks And Benefits


First used in 2009 for the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin, blockchain technology has moved far beyond its initial adoption in the financial services sector and is being applied across many industries, including manufacturing.


A supply chain attack is one of the most dangerous and effective infection vectors, increasingly exploited in advanced operations over the last few years

Operation ShadowHammer: New Supply Chain Attack Threatens Hundreds Of Thousands Of Users Worldwide


A supply chain attack is one of the most dangerous and effective infection vectors, increasingly exploited in advanced operations over the last few years


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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.


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

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

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.


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Bringing End-to-End Traceability to the F&B Industry Supply Chains


F&B industry supply chain efficiency is critical to both corporate profits and to the well-being of the customers who consume the manufactured processed foods.  By Michael Jamieson, Segment President for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry, Schneider Electric.


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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.


Chinese Microfluidics Industry: A Fast-Moving Ecosystem

Chinese Microfluidics Industry: A Fast-Moving Ecosystem


Among the Chinese companies that look promising, Bohui and Micropoint are two which have full capabilities for manufacturing their microfluidic-based products.
LYON, FRANCE: The Chinese government has created a strategic plan to comprehensively upgrade the country’s industrial sector and make China a major player that is independent from other countries. This plan, “Made in China 2025”, includes a focus on pharmaceuticals and medical devices.


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.


Artificial Intelligence: Changing The Supply Chain Game

Artificial Intelligence: Changing The Supply Chain Game


Businesses today manage ever-complex supply chains, facing new challenges in both the planning and execution phases. Fast-changing markets are resulting in shorter product life cycles and consequently, the need for flexibility. Article contributed by BOGE Kompressoren Asia Pacific.


GreyOrange Showcases End-To-End Solutions For Advanced Supply Chain Automation

GreyOrange Showcases End-To-End Solutions For Advanced Supply Chain Automation


NEW DELHI: GreyOrange will showcase its portfolio of end-to-end solutions for supply chain automation at the 8th edition of India Warehousing Show on June 21-23 in Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Among the solutions GreyOrange will showcase are the Butler robotics system that has been deployed globally, the Sorter and Pick-Put-to-Light (PPTL) systems suited for high volume sortation, and its software platform, GreyMatter.


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.


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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 Unveil New Butler XL For End-To-End Supply Chain Automation In Larger Warehouses

GreyOrange To Unveil New Butler XL For End-To-End Supply Chain Automation In Larger Warehouses


Hannover, Germany: Robotics and supply chain automation company GreyOrange is set to unveil at the 16th edition of LogiMat 2018 in Germany, its expanded range of Butler robots capable of managing a variety of payloads.


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.


Y3 Technologies Signs MoU With Aerospace Digitnexus Information Technology (Shenzhen) And veriTAG To Boost Cross-Border e-Commerce

Y3 Technologies Signs MoU With Aerospace Digitnexus Information Technology, veriTAG To Boost Cross-Border e-Commerce


Singapore: Y3 Technologies has signed a MoU to establish an ASEAN-China supply chain system to fulfil cross-border e-commerce deliveries.


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

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.


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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

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.


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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 step to flawless fulfilment

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.