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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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Using robotics and immersive technologies to support work-from-home employees

Companies have turned to automation to fill the gaps in administrative and technical support caused by the shift to remote work. This technology can help workers not only manage routine tasks away from the job site but also integrate with existing mobile devices to unlock increased productivity. Infoworld reveals how robotic process automation, embodied cognition, […]

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Six Manufacturing Tech Trends To Look For In 2021

The manufacturing industry was already poised for major digital transformation. Pandemic-influenced disruption expedited the use of new technology, as companies look for ways to get ahead of supply chain risks, make smarter decisions, and gain better insight into the industrial lifecycle of products. From Industrial Internet of Things to 3D printing, Forbes talks about six […]

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Outfitting Mission Linen Supply for Success on the Road With TOUGHBOOK

With 35 facilities and 500 sales routes in the United States, Mission Linen Supply prides itself on being a one-stop-shop for hospitality, medical and industrial businesses looking for work uniforms, linen rentals, direct sale products and facility supplies and services. Its customer-focused mission to deliver timely goods and services means Mission Linen Supply must rely […]

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