2019

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Bottled Better: Coca-Cola’s Connected Factory approach

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

When the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States recently increased their number of production centers from 5 to 13 (through acquisition) they knew that getting them to work together would be a challenge.

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5 ways chatbots can help drive sales

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Conversational interfaces are revolutionising sales by offering customers 24/7 product information - boosting customer acquisition, conversion and retention

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Simplify Robot Programming with G-code

Universal Robots

Many of our customers have expressed a strong interest in using our cobots to automate process applications, such as dispensing, gluing, deburring, polishing, sewing, etc. You spoke, and we listened. We first added the Remote TCP (tool center point) feature in Polyscope 5.4,

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Leo and Topics

Canadian Metalworking Magazine

Leo lets you track specific topics, companies, and keywords in your feeds. Broad business and tech publications produce hundreds of articles per week. Not all those articles are relevant to the topics, companies, or products you care about.

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Industrial Automation: The Machine Parts Behind the Motion

Trimantec

Are you looking for guidance on machine parts used in manufacturing automation? Automation technology is fascinating to watch but perplexing to ponder.

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Demand forecasting for retailers: the benefits of AI

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Arnaud Gauthier, President & Chief Customer Officer, EMEA at Symphony RetailAI The ability to quickly and accurately anticipate demand is essential for those who want to remain competitive in the retail industry, where even the slightest variation in production volume, distribution networks, or just the weather can have an immense impact on turnover

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Realizing Industry 4.0

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Written by Carlos Rojas, Global Industry Solutions Leader, Cisco Systems, Inc. What is Industry 4.0?

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Sound of success - WMS/Voice Picking Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of experts from the vendor and analyst communities about current and possible future trends and areas of development within the world of voice-directed picking systems – including those concerning augmented reality, the rise of e-commerce and the emergence of blockchain. Part 2: Voice Picking Technology Report

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One in three retail workers holding out for redundancy before switching careers

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

34% of retail workers in the UK are waiting to be made redundant before switching careers, according to a survey released by professional training provider Learning People

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Digital deliveries

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Mattan David, Supply Chain and IoT Director, Polymer Logistics. Sensor-equipped pallets and roll cages can provide highly accurate location, temperature and humidity data, meaning that products reach retailers at the right time and in perfect condition. Polymer Logistics explains how these Internet of Things-enabled technologies are creating the smarter supply chains of tomorrow

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Bringing digital fluidity to bricks-and-mortar retail

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Derrick Harris, Principal Product Marketing Manager, Pivotal Software Inc. Boarded up windows, closing-down sales and a huge growth in e-commerce retail has seen the UK’s high streets continue to suffer in recent years

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Innovation key to creating successful global supply chains

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Budding managers can learn how to successfully lead supply chains of the future by creating cultures of innovation and adopting latest technologies, in all sectors of their organisation. This is one of many areas covered in the University of London’s latest degree programme, the MSc in Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics

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Digitalised data is sustaining the supply chain, says luxury packaging provider

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

From fragmented thinking, to out of date infrastructures and poor processes, there is a long list of reasons why supply chains can become unsustainable. But, according to a luxury packaging provider, digitalised data is set to transform the industry in a big way

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How To Make Your Supply Chain More Efficient

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

by James Daniels, freelance writer. There are multiple benefits to creating a more efficient supply chain in your business, you’ll be able to cut unnecessary costs from your spending and respond more quickly to market changes, supply irregularities and fluctuating demand

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The best things come in small packages for retail SMEs

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch. Britain is a nation of shopkeepers,” is the famous phrase coined by economist Adam Smith to explain the desire of a commercial nation to secure ever-expanding markets for its wares

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AI and machine learning in the warehouse

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Following Manhattan Associates’ recent EMEA Exchange conference in Barcelona, Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with the company’s UK managing director, Craig Summers, about the current state of play within omnichannel retail and how it is now more important than ever for retailers and warehouse professionals to be able to serve both brick and mortar and direct-to-customer delivery models equally efficiently

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Men are spending more on the high street than ever before - new research from the Fashion Retail Academy

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Better clothing designs for men, more styling options and an improved shopping experience are all helping to drive men’s fashion sales, according to research from the Fashion Retail Academy

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Are robots finally getting a good reputation? Advanced report reveals workers’ growing appetite for disruptive technology

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

A new report from Advanced, one of the UK’s largest software and services providers, has revealed workers’ increasing hunger for innovation to improve the way they work. Findings from its Annual Trends Survey for 2019-20 show that disruptive tools are fast earning their spot as must-have tools in the day-to-day workplace

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Manhattan Associates and Newmine partner to advance unified commerce

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Manhattan Associates Inc. has entered into a partnership with Newmine, a consulting and technology company focused on retail commerce optimisation

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TrueCommerce recognised as a Leader in IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Multi-Enterprise Supply Chain Commerce Network

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

TrueCommerce, a global provider of trading partner connectivity, integration and unified commerce solutions, has announced it was positioned in the Leaders category of the IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Multi-Enterprise Supply Chain Commerce Network report

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The four trends that will position procurement as the driver of organisational change

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Alex Saric, Smart Procurement Expert, Ivalua. We are heading into an uncertain year. Whether it’s the increasing complexity of the supply chain in the face of globalisation, the race to discover and deploy the latest emerging technologies or the impact of Brexit on the supply and movement of goods – organisations need to be able to overcome the challenges ahead and keep everything running smoothly

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Exertis announces intention to acquire COMM-TEC GmbH

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

DCC Technology trading as Exertis1, the route-to-market and supply chain partner for global technology brands across consumer, business and enterprise, has announced the acquisition of COMM-TEC GmbH2, the supplier of Pro AV solutions to resellers and systems integrators across Europe

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Cheese supplier Eurilait enjoys bumper year using FuturMaster

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Eurilait, which supplies retailers, wholesalers and food service companies across the UK with cheese, butter, cream and desserts, has halved waste and saved a significant value in the last year following the implementation of supply chain planning software through food industry tech specialists at FuturMaster

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Pepkor Europe selects Oracle Cloud as a platform for growth

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Pepkor Europe, the pan-European variety discount retailer, has chosen Oracle Cloud to support the planned future growth of its brands, PEPCO, Poundland and Dealz

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Tis nearly the season to be jolly

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch. As the kids return to school after half-term and with Halloween and Bonfire Night behind us, we are now well and truly on the countdown to Christmas and retailers are in the midst of gearing up for Peak Season

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Still no Brexit plans in place for over half of British retailers, Global-e research reveals

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Despite three years passing since the EU referendum, over half (57%) of British retailers still have no plans in place for Brexit, according to a survey of 200 British retail decision-makers by Global-e, the cross-border e-commerce solutions provider, in conjunction with Censuswide

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Cobots: The New Option for Injection Molders

Universal Robots

Thirty years ago, full servo-controlled robots of any kinematic configuration were rarely deployed in injection molding applications. The most common approach was to deploy a simple three-axis, point-to-point Cartesian robot that was machine mounted.

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UR10e Cobot Powers New Quality Assurance Solution for Car Seats

Universal Robots

High quality translates as a decisive advantage over competitors in the global market. The lack of skilled employees is a major roadblock for many companies. Organizations are forced to manufacture under increasing pressure.

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QuickStart Integrated Business Planning Webinars

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Webinars - 10th & 12th December. Businesses that manage supply chains have to be able to adapt to the changing political, economic, social and technology landscape all the time.To cope with all this change globally, companies need to put together a different business operating model, which allows them to continuously update plans in a controlled manner in the light of changing economic circumstances

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The Recession Cometh and Robots are Ready

Universal Robots

Manufacturers are used to living between a rock and a hard place – and navigating the space between. Demand vs. supply. Consumer appetites for customized product and their expectations for ever-lowering costs. The list goes on.

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Understanding the differences between robotics and automation

Universal Robots

You may have encountered the terms 'robotics' and 'automation' being used interchangeably, but there are some important differences between the terms and what they mean.

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How retail can evolve through IOT & industry 4.0

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Mike Jeffs, Chief Commercial Officer, Hark. Organisations have a significant opportunity to leverage new technology to save on the bottom line. Whether its increasing efficiency, reducing waste or maximising yield. Technology facilitates that by simplifying the route to intelligent assets, or as I would describe to my relatives – giving machines and buildings a heartbeat

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Inventor of the Robot Arm and Its Continued Development

Universal Robots

Who invented the first robot in the world? The word “robot” was popularized by a Czech playwright in a hit 1920s play. The origin of the word robot came from an old Slavic word, rabota, that referred to forced labor or servitude.

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Five Ways Cobots Enable Manufacturers to Unlock More Value

Universal Robots

Navigating today’s manufacturing landscape has never been more challenging. Organizations are experiencing significant labor shortages as baby boomers age into retirement and exit the workforce. In fact, Deloitte predicts that a skills gap may leave an estimated 2.4

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Stein Mart boosts omnichannel growth with Oracle Cloud

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Stein Mart, a national specialty off-price retailer, has gained a holistic view of its inventory and a more streamlined approach to merchandise planning with Oracle Cloud

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How e-Series Breaks Down Automation Barriers – One UR+ Handshake at a Time

Universal Robots

In our modern interconnected world, no technology lives in a vacuum. This holds true for the cars we drive, the phones that we use, and the robots that power our factories.

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Robot Grippers Explained

Universal Robots

Human hands are prone to error, especially when assigned to repetitive tasks. Robot grippers don't get tired even when assigned tasks 24/7