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


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


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


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Peak season sorting

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


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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.


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


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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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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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TESLA Garage

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.


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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.


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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?


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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.


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Ivanti-Acquires-WIIO

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


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Warehouse

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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Zebra Technologies

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

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


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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.


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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.


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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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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.


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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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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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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.


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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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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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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.


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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.


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

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


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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.


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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.

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.


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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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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


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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’.


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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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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.


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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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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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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.


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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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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.


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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.


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Coronavirus 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.


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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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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


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HP: Eight Trends In 3D Printing

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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SP Jain Singapore Supply Chain Management Conclave 2019

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


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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


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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.


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

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


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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.

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.


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

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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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.


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Remote Monitoring For The Industrial Supply Chain

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


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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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Schneider Electric Food Beverage Supply Chain

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Y3 Technologies Signs MoU With Aerospace Digitnexus Information Technology (Shenzhen) And 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.


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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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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.


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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.


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