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Industry 4.0 for Supply Chain – The role of AI (Part 2)

Industry 4.0 for Supply Chain – The role of AI (Part 2) This is part 2 of a 3-part blog, addressing the 3 questions below. Part 1 – What is Industry 4.0? Part 2 – Where does Supply Chain figure in Industry 4.0? Part 3 – What is the role of AI in Supply Chain …

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Automatic Identification and Its Role in Warehouse Management

Automatic Identification and Its Role in Warehouse Management What is Auto-ID or automatic identification? Auto-ID or automatic identification refers to the identification process of the appropriate stock keeping units (SKU) during a supply chain process, using technologies such as RFID, barcodes etc. Automatic identification technologies improve the accuracy of the SKU identification process up to …

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Industry 4.0 for Supply Chain – The role of AI (Part 1)

Industry 4.0 for Supply Chain – The role of AI (Part 1) Industry 4.0 for Supply Chain – The role of AI This is a 3-part blog, addressing the 3 questions below. Part 1 – What is Industry 4.0? Part 2 – Where does Supply Chain figure in Industry 4.0? Part 3 – What is …

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Maintaining the Competitive Edge with IT

Maintaining the Competitive Edge with IT ERP, Barcoding, Transport Management Systems (TMS), Track and Trace solutions have been the growth enablers and key differentiators over the past decade. With these technologies now being part of the basic package for even new players, how can businesses maintain their competitive edge? How can the industry maintain the …

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Supply Chain Management – The weakest link in India’s ambitious National Food Security Bill

Supply Chain Management – The weakest link in India’s ambitious National Food Security Bill The recent National Food Security Bill 2013 which was passed by way of an Ordinance in the parliament is no small feat undertaken by the Government of India. This bill promises subsidized food grains to nearly 68% of India’s 1.2 Billion …

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Warehousing KPIs – What to Measure and What to Improve

Warehousing KPIs – What to Measure and What to Improve Key performance indicators, more commonly known as KPIs play a key role in helping an organization define and measure its progress towards the defined goals. Once the mission has been analysed and the goals have been defined, KPIs are put in place for measuring the …

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Warehouse Automation: Different Options

Warehouse Automation: Different Options What is Warehouse Automation? Automating a warehouse means integrating Business Processes, Warehouse Management System (WMS) Application and Warehouse hardware like conveyors, cranes, storage & retrieval stackers, sorters, labelers etc. This is generally done by employing PLC based programming for integration between Business Applications (like WMS) and Warehouse Hardware. How Automation can …

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Industry 4.0 for Supply Chain – The role of AI (Part 3)

Industry 4.0 for Supply Chain – The role of AI (Part 3) This is part 3 of a 3-part blog, addressing the 3 questions below. Part 1 – What is Industry 4.0? Part 2 – Where does Supply Chain figure in Industry 4.0? Part 3 – What is the role of AI in Supply Chain …

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Warehouse Management Solutions – Choosing between an ERP and a WMS

  Warehouse Management Solutions – Choosing between an ERP and a WMS When it comes to obtaining warehousing solutions, ERP solution are becoming more popular among organizations due to the various advantages they provide. An ERP is low cost and it provides complete visibility of various key processes. However, there are certain shortcomings of an …

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Reverse Logistics in Pharmaceutical Industry

Reverse logistics is an area of supply chain, which is becoming popular only in recent years. Reverse logistics is the process of moving goods from the end customer to the source for purposes of proper disposal or capturing value. It involves collecting goods from the customers, sorting, disposal and retrieval of components at various levels …

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