How Industry 4.0 Affects Outbound Logistics

April 02, 2019
Outbound logistics involves both inventory management and transport planning, both of which are historically difficult to optimize. How can Industry 4.0 help?

5 More Industry 4.0 Stats to Know in 2021

March 28, 2019
Industry 4.0 is a powerful force in an increasingly digital supply chain. Here are a few noteworthy statistics about it.

5 Surprising Facts About Logistics 4.0

March 14, 2019
Is Logistics 4.0 a buzzword, or a critical concept for the future of supply chain management?

5 Elements of a Healthy Digital Supply Chain

March 05, 2019
In previous eras, you’d only know that there was a problem with your supply chain if something actively went wrong. But in the modern, digital world, it’s suddenly possible to collect, store, and analyze enough data to identify the early warning signs of any potential supply chain disruptions.

How Simulations Drive Industry 4.0 Growth

February 28, 2019
How is Industry 4.0 like The Matrix? Accurate digital simulations are very important to each.

5 Important Logistics 4.0 Stats to Know

February 26, 2019
As we more firmly enter the Industry 4.0 era in manufacturing, shipping and freight forwarding paradigms will have to keep up by offering the same levels of integration and digitization as their industrial counterparts.

How Customer Expectations Are Changing the Manufacturing Industry

February 21, 2019
Henry Ford wanted the general public to stop thinking of cars as a luxury and start considering them an attainable goal for working class buyers. How did he do it? By making cars cheaply enough that they could be purchased (the story goes) by the very factory workers who were helping to build them.

What Are Digital Twins?

February 14, 2019
What are digital twins, and what do they have to do with NASA's Apollo 13 mission?

Picking the Right Supply Chain Technology: Industry 4.0 Edition

January 17, 2019
While evaluating an IT solution is, in some ways, just like evaluating any other product, it’s also markedly different in others. Specifically, it requires businesses to think not just practically but conceptually, considering the long-term, transformative implications of a given piece of software.

Can Industry 4.0 Prevent Supply Chain Disruptions?

January 03, 2019
How is supply chain management in the Industry 4.0 era like optimizing your morning commute? In both cases, more data is the key to staving off unwanted disruptions.

5 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2021

January 01, 2019
Supply chain management as a field has gone through plenty of change during the past few decades, including the advent of Industry 4.0.

The Benefits of Industry 4.0 in Production Planning

December 27, 2018
One of the most significant changes being brought about right now by the Industry 4.0 revolution is the sheer increase in data and information transparency across the entire supply chain. This has big implications for production planning.

Is the Furniture Industry Ready for Industry 4.0?

December 18, 2018
As the era of Industry 4.0 continues to ramp up, new corners of the world of industry will continue to see rapid growth and changes—how will the furniture industry respond?

How Real-time Decision-making Will Change Your Whole Supply Chain

November 22, 2018
What can smart fridges tell us about real-time information in the supply chain? Read on to find out!

5 Questions for Evaluating Industry 4.0 Technology Solutions

November 13, 2018
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.

Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Logistics 4.0?

November 01, 2018
What does the annual hop harvest have to do with Logistics 4.0? They both demonstrate the importance of connectivity and real-time communication in modern manufacturing and shipping.

5 Surprising Facts About Inventory Management in the Industry 4.0 Era

October 30, 2018
In 2015, the global cost of overstocking goods was $470 billion, and the cost of under-stocking was more than $600 billion. What implications does this have for modern manufacturers?