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Weathering the Storm: 4 Ways to Keep a Supply Chain Running During Natural Disasters

Catastrophic weather events and natural disasters have increased in frequency in recent years. This article offers actionable advice to keep your shipments moving in the face of storms, wildfires, and more. As the U.S. continues to battle massive wildfires up and down the West Coast, the next natural disaster has hit the country from the […]

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6 Edge Computing Trends to Watch in 2022

Edge computing rose quickly to prominence in B2B technology for its ability to enhance data processing speeds and reduce bandwidth requirements. The following article discusses edge computing trends you can expect to see in 2022.  Edge computing is getting “edgier.” The technology, which allows compute and processing resources to be moved closer to where data […]

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One Manufacturer’s Lessons For Handling The Supply Chain Shock Of 2021

One Phoenix-based manufacturer has endured the pandemic relatively well, all things considered. This story from Forbes highlights the experiences of National Safety Apparel, and how their established agility and preparedness gave them a leg up throughout COVID-19. A recent trip to Phoenix gave me a direct view of the issues plaguing global supply chains – […]

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Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0 aren’t independent

Though many businesses have barely begun their Industry 4.0 implementation, discussions about Industry 5.0 have already begun. This article from Gulf Industry discusses the differences between these two concepts and how they are connected. During the pandemic, the mass adoption of working from home, online shopping, food delivery and virtual events has caused discussion around […]

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Field Service Goes High Tech Amid the Pandemic

Advances in mobile technologies allow for more efficient remote service delivery and better customer interactions while keeping both customers and technicians safer. With support from cloud and mobile technologies, field service technician roles have begun to evolve.  Field service operations that install and repair telecommunications; security; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; electrical contractors; […]

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Cloud Supply Chain Management to Ensure Supply Chain Resilience

  The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated an increasing need for reliable supply chain technology solutions that users can access from anywhere. This article from TechBullion discusses some of the beneficial use cases and current limitations of cloud-based technologies for the supply chain.  The epidemic has served to emphasise the significance of cloud supply chain management. […]

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Retailers double tech investments to make supply chains faster: report

Retailers had to quickly adapt in order to maintain customer loyalty throughout the pandemic and transition into the post-pandemic world. Today, they are continuing to innovate operations through retail technology. The following article from the Supply Chain dive is a report on retail tech’s investment earnings throughout the pandemic. Dive Brief: As retailers head toward […]

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5 Ways Enterprise Mobility Fuels Digital Transformation

The past year highlighted the necessity of enterprise mobility in ways few could have foreseen. Out in the field, in the warehouse and in-store, workers aimed to limit device sharing (to limit virus spread) and operate independently. Amidst these challenges, productivity remained essential as many businesses and government agencies found themselves facing unprecedented demand for […]

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Moving Front-Line Staff Between Company Locations Might Be Key To Boost Innovation

Usually the most creative ideas come from frontline workers and managers, working at the production and supply chain levels of factories and companies. However, remote work, especially over the past year, has largely restricted the flow of such ideas. Based on the findings of a recent study, the following article explains how temporary moves of […]

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What will mobile supply chain visibility look like in 2021 and beyond?

According to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), with the COVID crisis in full swing in March 2020, 75% of organizations reported disruption in their supply chains, and about 44% had no strategy for dealing with it. The most resilient of them have since found ways to deal with the continued disruption. But other companies […]

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