Using Automation Intentionally to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency

Distributors, manufacturers, and many other businesses are using automation technologies to improve supply chain efficiency. But they may only be scratching the surface of automation. And with the right approach, businesses of all sizes and across all industries can use automation technology to optimize supply chain efficiency — and more. Artificial intelligence (AI) bolsters back-office…

Ditch the Spreadsheets: 8 Benefits of Automating Field Service Scheduling

Editor’s note: This is the second article of a two-part series. Automating tasks within a supply network increases efficiency, reduces errors and shares actionable data among partners. Services reap many of the same benefits. Significant time savings and increased productivity Switching to an automated field service scheduling system saves time in many diverse ways. Firstly,…

It’s the 21st Century, Ditch Those Spreadsheets and Automate

Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. We are in an unprecedented age of the “4th Industrial Revolution” — a phrase coined by the World Economic Forum’s Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab back in 2015. It heralds the breakthroughs in numerous emerging technologies that are being embraced across all industries and in the public…

Will Supply Chains Ever Go Autonomous?

Some of 2020’s challenges were keenly felt throughout supply chains, and many could result in lasting changes to workflows and processes. Reducing uncertainties while boosting efficiency and shrinking turnaround times requires a set of modern supply chain and logistics tools. That means leveraging automation. Recent events helped drive home the need for a more resilient…

Why the Pandemic Has Been Good for Robotics

Due to economic and environmental pressures industrial operations are moving toward a more automated future. This has been happening for quite some time as automation, powered by robotics in manufacturing, provides a host of benefits such as operational cost savings, higher efficiency and faster time to market. The global market for both industrial and non-industrial…

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5 Ways to Improve Logistics Operations Using Technology

After more than a year of widespread disruptions, supply chain and logistics operations are starting to regain pre-pandemic productivity. About 72 percent of executives surveyed by EY say Covid-19 had an overall negative impact, so the year ahead will be one of rebuilding and growth. It’s the perfect opportunity to improve logistics for any company.…

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AI & Automation Aid Supply Chain in Wake of Covid-19

The reality of Covid-19 has settled into the electronics supply chain as shipment delays, labor shortages and flight cancellations have upended global logistics. Although the tech industry has improved supply chain resilience, new technologies are gaining traction as the coronavirus spreads. The previous weeks have focused on Chinese supply as manufacturing slowly recovered across the…

Jabil’s 2020 Supply Chain Predictions

 After weathering tumultuous tides of volatility over the past few years, 2020 is shaping up to be a better year for supply chain managers, thanks to increased market predictability, especially for sourcing materials. Still, The best defense—and greatest offense—for managing dynamic markets, product complexity and unpredictable supply conditions is an Intelligent Digital Supply Chain that…