LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN
German-Based Logistics Powerhouse FIEGE Logistics Acquires World Fashion Logistics, Establishing Foothold In Southeast Asia’s Fast-Expanding Logistics Landscape The acquisition will allow World Fashion Logistics, now listed as Fiege Far East (Singapore) to tap into the established robust infrastructure and expertise of FIEGE Logistics in its operations and services
In an exclusive interview, Monica Truelsch, Senior Director, Solution Strategy, Infor shared with IAA magazine on improving transparency, collaboration, and visibility between stakeholders and the importance of innovation.
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.
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.
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.
Every digital touchpoint is exposing manufacturers to potential cyber-attacks.
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.
Overcoming talent crunch and supply chain upheaval among biggest success indicators for tech in 2022.
Automation will play a critical role in ensuring peak efficiency in the supply chain.
Preventative measures plants can take to keep their conveyor belts running smoothly during the e-commerce peak season.
New Zebra study shows the pharmaceutical industry has a trust problem, but industry leaders say they’re trying to become more transparent.
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.
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.
Companies and suppliers are dealing with an unprecedented number of hurdles to meet increasing demand amid global pressure on supply chains.
More than supply chain resiliency: 3D printing is the future for a greener world
The automation solution will greatly reduce existing manual operations and increase warehouse efficiency by saving up to 90 manhours per month.
This new ticketing platform developed by Thales is expected to allow two million trips per day.
The launch of “Vins Mall” marks a major achievement for CN Logistics and iClick in the field of wine e-commerce.
OpenText Survey shows that more consumers than ever (89 percent) feel strongly about buying products that are ethically and sustainably sourced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
CEVA Logistics opened its temperature-controlled airfreight station on Wednesday (8 September 2021) adjacent to Singapore’s Changi International Airport.
Tenfold Increase In Ransomware Targeting Individuals And Organisations In Supply Chains In First Half Of 2021: FortiGuard Report
Public and Private Sector Actions Are Gaining Momentum in Disrupting Cybercrime Supply Chains.
MiR600 and MiR1350, the market’s first IP52-rated AMRs, are designed for transporting heavy materials through challenging manufacturing and logistic warehouse environments.
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.
Vertical farming and the future of automation in agriculture. By John Young, APAC country manager, EU Automation
An inside look at how technology advancements are making automation solutions more accessible to warehouse and logistic operators of all sizes.
Logistics 4.0 is a key avenue through which warehouses can keep pace with increasing demands. By Tan Aik Jin, Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific
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.
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.
Siemens Digital Industries Software has signed an agreement with Azini Capital to acquire OneSpin Solutions, a provider of formal verification software.
Braskem, Latin America’s largest petrochemical company, has entered into a strategic partnership with global logistics player A.P. Moller and PSA.
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.
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.
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.
We’re on the edge of the next wave of visibility technologies. By Aik Jin, Tan, vertical solutions lead, Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific.
A DHL perspective on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on supply chains and logistics.
Alvin Yap, sales director, Geek+ speaks with IAA on the current state of the logistics sector and trends in logistics automation.
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. What risk management lessons can we learn from our experience?
As the coronavirus pandemic evolves, the focus is now firmly on response. But the recovery may be even more challenging.
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
SEA Logistic Partners (“SLP”) and GLP has announced a new joint venture to invest in and develop modern logistic real estate in Vietnam.
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 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 has partnered to digitise and optimise logistics value chains across ASEAN.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) sees four main areas where machine learning is powering a mobility revolution for the transportations and logistics industry.
TM Insight has acquired XAct Solutions to enhance its supply chain capabilities and expands its footprint across Asia.
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 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.
This article explains the drivers and essential steps hospitals can take to enable a clinically integrated, patient-centered supply chain.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the manufacturing industry on a massive scale. What will the “New Normal” be for manufacturers?
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
As manufacturing resumes across the globe, many of us are considering how the industry can prepare for the ‘new normal’.
The world changed overnight. Globally, we still have communities under lock-down and we are slowly progressing to “business as unusual”.
When hundreds of millions of workers were forced to quarantine themselves, the ability to work remotely became a basic requirement for business continuity.
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.
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.
Jonathan Wilkins, director of industrial parts supplier EU Automation, explains the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) for inventory 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.
With global supply chains significantly disrupted, we are seeing more manufacturers bypassing distributors and retailers to sell directly to customers.
Manufacturing supply chains are designed to save costs by moving the manufacturing process to the most efficient locations and by minimising inventory.
Körber has launched the Körber InSight Contact Tracer to mitigate and handle the impact of coronavirus in distribution operations.
Total Solar Distributed Generation (DG) has completed a solar rooftop for Bolloré Logistics’ Green Hub in Pioneer Turn, Singapore.
Twelve of the world’s top supply chain technology solution providers from around the world has announced their transition to the brand Körber.
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.
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, Singapore, has received IATA CEIV Pharma Certification for pharmaceutical logistics.
The supply chain shock COVID-19 is causing will cut into the worldwide manufacturing revenue of US$15 trillion currently forecasted for 2020
HP has released its list of predictions for 3D printing and digital manufacturing in 2020.
As the world continues to battle the coronavirus outbreak, global supply chains are also threatened and its impact is rippling through smartphone tech giant.
Logistics automation specialist Swisslog has received a major order from Ikea Supply in Malaysia, the firm has revealed.
Trend Micro Incorporated has released its 2020 predictions report, which states that organisations will face a growing risk from their cloud and the supply chain.
Mouser Electronics Incorporated is implementing its state-of-the-art Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs) at its global distribution center in Texas, USA.
The manufacturing sector has played a very important role as an economic engine of countries across the world.
A recent study concludes that customer experience is the top factor driving supply chain innovation, and the key to innovation is placing customers in the centre of supply chains.
Many companies still hold the misconception that regular maintenance of warehouse equipment is irrelevant, costly and a waste of resources.
DHL Supply Chain has successfully implemented an integrated supply chain solution for Tetra Pak’s warehouse in Singapore, one of its largest globally.
Tapping into the established logistics network of its parent company Keppel Logistics, UrbanFox will soon be able to support brands in meeting the demands of both Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) customers in Vietnam and Malaysia.
Digital Nerve Centres Supporting the Supply Chain Ecosystem According to PwC, 16 of the top 20 bilateral trade routes worldwide by 2030 will include APAC markets – representing US$ 4.7 trillion in trade value by 2030.
Zebra Technologies Corporation celebrates its 50th anniversary as it continues to empower the front line of business.
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.
Warehouse workers are valuable team members and deserve a quality work environment.
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 Innovative strength, a down-to-earth culture and strong commitment are the values that have made WITRON the company that it is today
“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.
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
GreyOrange expands its AMR solution portfolio with the launch of a new modular sortation system and upgraded versions of Butler and PickPal.
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.
Globalisation has created sprawling supply chains, often encompassing multiple production sites and several countries.
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.
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.
UPS has strengthened connectivity for Asian businesses between more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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
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, 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.
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
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.
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).
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.
Buchs/Dortmund, Germany: Swisslog has been awarded a major contract from dm-drogerie markt GmbH & Co. KG, Karlsruhe, Europe’s top-earning drugstore chain.
California, US: Bristlecone, a supply chain consulting company headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, launched its first Monitor Bot named HARI.
Singapore: Consoveyo has announced the appointment of Poul H. Lorentzen as GM for Consoveyo Singapore, effective 1 April 2017.
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.
Consoveyo, a global expert for automated material handling and storage systems, has officially announced its name change.
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.
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 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 has announced the launch of the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-N1. Its smallest Toughpad device to date, the 4.7-inch Panasonic.
Best practices are presented for integrating mobile, wireless and data capture technologies into warehouse management.
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
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.
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.
The smart factory employs smart sensors to intelligently detect and process data to improve productivity.