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Topic: business automation

Looking Ahead: The Future of Inventory Management

Inventory management has and always will be a key component to the successful operations of any business. In recent times, we’ve seen more and more businesses opt for inventory management software to ensure inventory management success and accurate forecasting. But what does the future hold? In this article, we predict a few exciting changes to [ ... Read More

  September 22, 2018     

Why is a Digital Supply Chain So Important?

Much like any other process in production companies in the current global business climate, supply chains are becoming more and more digitalised as time marches on. However, despite this growing trend, there are still those that stick to more traditional supply chain management methods, even though the data shows digitalisation is profitable. So wh ... Read More

  September 20, 2018     

World Wide Web Wednesday #50

Whether you need some lunchtime reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! Amazon going after small businesses Amazon recently launched a new section, Amazon Storefronts, reminiscent of another eCommerce platform Etsy. Is Amazon Storefronts a direct challenge to the hand-made trinkets on Etsy? Doing bett ... Read More

  September 19, 2018     

World Wide Web Wednesday #49

Whether you need some lunchtime reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! Master these 3 things to sell on Amazon successfully The wonderful world of Amazon sales can be tempting for retailers but before businesses begin, here are three things they should consider. Who is Alibaba’s next […] ... Read More

  September 12, 2018     

World Wide Web Wednesday #48

Whether you need some lunchtime reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! Amazon (briefly) reaches a market value of more than $1 trillion Amazon shares rose to a high of $2050.50 before slipping back. According to Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Retail, “to reach a market […] ... Read More

  September 5, 2018     

World Wide Web Wednesday #47

Whether you need some lunchtime reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! Toyota teams up with Uber Toyota is set to invest US$500m in Uber and expand a partnership to jointly develop autonomous cars. This partnership is viewed as a way for both firms to catch up […] ... Read More

  August 29, 2018     

Why Are Digital Supply Chains So Important?

In our increasingly digital world, consumers are demanding speed, convenience and accuracy. Technology has helped many businesses keep up with these demands, and in particular, the rise of the digital supply chain has increased efficiency for manufacturers. However, many companies are struggling to keep pace with the onslaught of digital trends tha ... Read More

  August 27, 2018     

Understanding the Digital Supply Chain

As any business owner would know, a well-functioning supply chain is vital to the success of any business. Getting it right entails the efficient networking between all individuals, organisations, and activities involved in a business process from the manufacturer to the end user. Nowadays, the traditional supply process is carried out with the aid ... Read More

  August 24, 2018     

What Will Supply Chains Look Like in the Future?

Technology is a significantly powerful influence in supply chains. With new technology constantly being introduced, it is shaping the way supply chains operate and making them evolve quickly to keep up with their competitors and demand. Customers are craving a personalised experience when dealing with the supply chain and they are demanding efficie ... Read More

  August 23, 2018     

World Wide Web Wednesday #46

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! Alibaba’s warning to Australian rivals Alibaba has said that Australia is now their third largest overseas market. In its home market, Alibaba is creating a variety of new shopping experiences that blend the online […] ... Read More

  August 22, 2018     

Solutions to Improve Your Supply Chain Automation

While robots are already being employed in supply chain operations to support repetitive and physically demanding tasks, a new generation of collaborative robotics and automated solutions are set to take supply chain capabilities to the next level in the future. Supply chain automation offers numerous benefits, including improved demand forecasting ... Read More

  August 15, 2018     

World Wide Web Wednesday #45

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! Emotional intelligence is crucial for success Even if you have all the right knowledge to succeed in your job, lacking EQ can hamper your efforts to truly succeed in the workplace. Think EQ isn’t […] ... Read More

  August 15, 2018     

Why Automation is Critical for Supply Chain Success

Anything that can be managed through computer systems can be automated in the supply chain. Examples of current automation can include billing systems and the generation of customer bills, compliance reports and automated movements in a warehouse setting. In the past, we have seen automation in areas of business such as auditing orders or creating ... Read More

  August 13, 2018     

Automation: The Next Lever for Supply Chain Success

Intelligent use of automaton in the supply chain will help businesses work smarter and outperform. Put simply, process automation can and will transform the supply chain. Technology is showing some of its potential but there is still significant progress yet to come. To work more intelligently in supply chain management, businesses need to re-empha ... Read More

  August 10, 2018     

World Wide Web Wednesday #37

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! Amazon Prime lands in Australia Amazon Australia just launched Prime on Tuesday, offering benefits like free 2 day delivery on eligible products and access to videos, e-books and gaming. At half the price of […] ... Read More

  June 20, 2018     

Automating the UK Manufacturing Industry

The UK is one of the most advanced nations of the developed world in many areas of industry, however there are mixed reports available on their advancement through automation in the manufacturing industry. In this review, we consider the state of automation for British manufacturers. How automatic is their automation? Automation does not come very ... Read More

  June 13, 2018     

Using Machine Learning in Inventory Management

For businesses with growth ambitions, it’s important to get a handle on the key factors affecting inventory management. Any business dealing with stock will be aware of the difficulties surrounding managing stock levels, optimising inventory space, dealing with inaccurate forecasting, managing idle and redundant stock, and delivering to customers ... Read More

  May 31, 2018     

World Wide Web Wednesday #34

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! Will we ever truly care about sustainability? Sustainability, once a topic exclusively for hippies, has now become the latest buzzword among retailers. But are customers actually interested in understanding your supply chain or d ... Read More

  May 30, 2018     

How Machine Learning is Changing Inventory Manufacturing

Machine learning is turning inventory manufacturing into an agile and dynamic process, opening an array of opportunities and information for inventory manufacturing around the globe. By implementing machine learning to optimise and streamline business practices, the inventory environment is becoming more competitive. If you think about an individua ... Read More

  May 25, 2018     

World Wide Web Wednesday #33

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! Click and Mortar Gives Rise to a New Kind of Employee Retail is experiencing a shift to a new “click and mortar” business. This model blends together the traditional brick-and-mortar business and the digital […] ... Read More

  May 23, 2018     

The Reluctance to Automate Leaves UK’s Food Industry Stagnant

Competition is rife in every industry. In order to keep up with competitors you have to be innovative and quick. Globally, the food industry is seeing more automation than ever; robots and high performance machinery are taking the lead. They are sculpting new paths for the food industry. However, some competitors seem to be lagging. […] ... Read More

  May 19, 2018     

The State of Automation in UK Manufacturing

Since the unveiling of Henry Ford’s moving assembly line in 1913, automation has driven greater efficiencies within manufacturing. The continuous flow production methods developed at Ford’s Michigan Plant changed the way manufacturing inventory components and finished goods were assembled. Today, digital solutions and automation are forcing a t ... Read More

  May 12, 2018