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retailers

The worlds of online and offline businesses continue to merge and in 2017, as outlined in this infographic from the CUBE, it’s time that retailers finally embraced it. The first major change was, of course, the growth of the internet and during this period bricks and mortar retailers started to feel threatened that people would buy products online instead of shopping in their store.

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Achieving OEE

Manufacturing efficiency relies heavily on the equipment used. If equipment isn’t functioning at peak performance, then the yield it is outputting won’t cover the initial cost of investment. To determine the efficiency of the equipment, OEE is the industry standard on how to measure productivity and achieving OEE is critical to your success.

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customer returns

The retail space has changed hugely over recent years; we have seen a whole industry open up to so many new entrants in the form of eCommerce websites which have taken a substantial market share from traditional brick and mortar stores. One thing remains constant for both channels however and that is the issue of customer returns.

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data analytics

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from our friend Derrick Rehn with FusionOps who shows us how big data analytics can benefit you in your supply chain.
As big data analytics offer a sizeable competitive advantage for many industries, the drive to deliver cutting edge innovation in data analytics is ever increasing.

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elogistics

With the emergence of new digital technologies and real time information update and exchange through web-based devices, eLogistics have transformed the traditional methods of transportation and trade logistics with integrated applications and the use of software means to enhance the commercial trading process.

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stem education

The studies of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) have shaped the logistics industry into what it is today. Logistics, the discipline that manages the shipping and distribution of goods to consumers, has made momentous strides in recent years with help from new technology. For students, logistics is an interesting and challenging field to pursue.

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Today our focus has been on KPIs, ERP, WMS, TMS, YMS, EDI, The Cloud, S and OP, 3 D Printing, IoT, IoE, Drones: Same Hour/Day/Time Delivery to Customers, Cyber Security, Theft, Government Regulations, E-Commerce, Omni-Channel, Modeling/Simulation, Risk Management, Tracking, Traceability, Re-shoring, Robotics, et al, but…what about Artificial Intelligence or AI technologies? AI is a controversy