Category Archive: Automation

Jan 31 2018

THE LAST MILE OF DISTRIBUTION – Retailers focus on the final leg of a product’s journey to deliver improved customer value

The distance between the retailer and consumers’ hands is a rich source of engagement and the focus of intense competition as both online and brick-and-mortar merchants work to deliver the experience consumers want. The ‘last mile’ of distribution – the journey of products from the retailer to customers’ hands – holds a number of challenges …

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Dec 13 2017

Guillaume Vendroux

How do we put the human into our manufacturing process?

The human starts and ends the manufacturing process—when consumers order a product to make and deliver; and today, these consumers want individual, personalized experiences of their “own.”  Now in our Experience Economy, transforming mass production into personalized mass customization emphasizes the human even more as companies strive to deliver unique, one-to-one experiences for everyone. With …

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Oct 11 2017

MACHINES THAT LEARN: Artificial intelligence may transform manufacturing, but adoption is slow

Manufacturers recognize that artificial intelligence offers an exciting future, enabling greater automation, improved predictive maintenance and a move to mass customization. While adoption so far remains slow, experts agree that the combination of human expertise and industry-wide collaboration will pave the way for success. Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) – defined by San Francisco-based computing …

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Oct 04 2017

The Challenges of Robot Adoption

With the new experience economy, made-to-order is becoming a way of life for consumers. To meet this increasing demand in volume and variety, manufacturers need advanced production systems to keep pace. With new robot technologies being introduced, and as production systems are becoming more and more flexible, and as robots are being more widely adopted …

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Sep 20 2017

THE SHIPPING SURVIVAL GUIDE: Juggling efficiency with bigger container ships

As the prices paid to move cargo over long distances have plummeted, shippers have turned to ever-larger ships in search of volume-driven savings. But that strategy is putting a massive financial burden on the ports needed to service them, creating friction between shipping interests that depend on one another to survive. Both sides are looking …

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