Manufacturing the Smart Way

Smart manufacturing is coming, and those wanting to realize benefits sooner may find directional guidance through the use of digital twins. Digital twins may help manufacturers cross the Internet of Things divide, and allow manufacturers to innovate supply chain practices, monitor remote assets and improve overall decision-making, according to ABI Research. These virtual models of…

Blockchain, Chatbots & Digitization Having a Greater Supply Chain Impact

Blockchain, chatbots. and digitization are gaining more traction, and soon could cause disruption in the way companies integrate supply chain data, interact with customers and think about their business strategy. Image courtesy: eft The latest Supply Chain Hot Trends report from eft Supply Chain and Logistics Business Intelligence notes that these areas are winning greater…

Manufacturers Buying More Cyber Insurance

Cyber attacks are no longer limited to front office interactions with individual customers. The amount of data now integrated into smart products, manufacturing equipment and other machines that keep operations running is a sweet temptation for hackers. The threat of a cyber-attack and potential fallout after a security breach poses new risks manufacturers should consider…

Rethinking Auto Design in a World of Shared Mobility & Driverless Cars

Driverless cars have already gotten component suppliers re-evaluating their product designs and functionality. However, it’s the growing global trend of shared mobility that will spark another significant product design rethink. EZ10 driverless shuttle from EasyMile A recent ABI Research report predicts that trends toward shared mobility will transform the vehicle interior, and as result, compel…

Making Connections: Logistics Accelerators

The logistics industry is taking a page from the tech sector when it comes to innovating operational and process improvement. Logistics providers, customers, and startups are teaming up and forming cross-industry accelerator programs to pilot new technology and up the competitive shipping game.   Shipping giant Maersk, working with telecommunications equipment provider Ericsson, is collaborating…