Over the course of human history, many of or most critical technological advances have been put to use in helping people and goods get from Point A to Point B more effectively. Logistics 4.0 is no different.
Deciding on acceptable trade offs between sustainability and profitability, uncovering areas where sustainability increases profitability, and developing new KPIs for managing vendors and suppliers: these are the questions that arise in the modern automotive supply chain.
For manufacturers in the modern, global supply chain, it’s not uncommon to face the following question: you want to lower your total logistics costs, but how much risk are you willing to incur in order to do so?
Press distributors are called upon to move products straight from production lines to customers. From a logistics perspective, this can be a significant challenge, especially when you assume that the papers will always come off the production line at the last possible moment.
Many modern furniture manufacturers rely on workflows that skip the inventory stage altogether, with products going straight from their respective production lines to delivery vehicles. As a result, furniture logistics can present some of the thorniest problems faced in modern transport planning.
In a recent poll, PwC found that while 60% of respondents were “dabbling” with Industry 4.0 technology, only 3% had truly achieved a working Industry 4.0 paradigm. Why? In part because it can be difficult to evaluate the software solutions involved.
Modern product life cycles involve a lot of prototyping, and it has historically been difficult to know in advance what the result of any given change or adjustment might be. Luckily, Industry 4.0 is rapidly changing the journeys that products take from conception to production.
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