Manufacturing Archive

Blockchain Technology: 5 Benefits Retailers Can Reap

Blockchain is gaining its popularity. From healthcare, supply chain, education to Government niches, blockchain is far more than a technology that we need for a more powerful process. Research from IDC expects that blockchain will see robust growth in Asia-Pacific in 2021. There will be approximately 25 percent of Global A1000 companies that will use

Environmental Pressure on Supply Chain & How to Mitigate It

Amidst the growing issue of global warming, businesses are encouraged to be more sustainable in their production and operations. Especially in supply chain sectors where goods are produced and delivery services are conducted, sustainability should be the number one concern. Additionally, an environmental supply chain management is key to a sustainable business strategy as it

How Supply Chain Can Mitigate Macrotrend Risks

There is a belief that proactive company can turn a potentially disastrous situation into a market opportunity – of course, with proper forethought and action. The story of Nokia, for example, they bounced back in late 2000 after a fire damaged water inventory at their supplier’s factory, which then affected their production. Nokia’s quick response

How Urban Farming Reinvent Supply Chain

Imagine growing your own food instead of grasses in your garden, won’t it be much worthy? Amidst the rapid development of digital technology, farming remains essential to provide life necessities. With limited availability of land in the city, it comes as no surprise that urban farming has become a new buzzword. While growing food in

GST in Manufacturing Sector

Manufacturing could be considered as the backbone of a country’s economy as it helps businesses grow better. For example, manufacturing helps in modernising agriculture which increases agricultural productivity. It also helps reduce poverty as well as unemployment. The development of manufacturing sector is indeed needed to minimise regional disparities. It means that if manufacturing sector

How to Help Disabled Workers Improve Warehouse Productivity

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported over 440,000 workers in manufacturing were injured in 2015. This huge number suggested that warehouse can be considered as identical with difficult and heavy tasks that could be dangerous for workers when not done carefully. Owing to this reason, some people might think that it is almost impossible for

How to Choose the Right Mobile Printers

Warehouse in logistics gets more advanced since technology increases continuously. As a way to improve productivity and performance in warehouse, many logistics company employ mobile printers to help their workers in labelling. Not only improving the labelling process, mobile printers also benefit workers and logistics in terms of receiving docks, cross-docking, putaway tasks, picking tasks,

Why Do Freight Rates Keep Fluctuating?

Business dictionary defines freight rate as price charged by transportation carrier for moving an item from one point to another point. Actual amount charged varies based on weight of object being moved, types of commodity being moved, and distance travelled. Thus, it can be concluded that freight rate are bound to change from time to

FedEx to Test Same-Day Bot Deliveries

FedEx, an American multinational courier delivery service, is testing a driverless bot named same-day bot deliveries. The project makes FedEx the latest of companies to test automated, unmanned machines to make deliveries. It is reported that FedEx same-day bot could make delivery of medicine, pizzas, and other items straight to consumer’s house. Thus, it becomes

4 Key Factors for Successful Future in Digitised Logistics

Third Wave defined digitisation in logistics as “an automation of processes based on digital information formats. It is replication of real (physical) world in a digital format.” Digitisation is essential cornerstone capability that enables logistics to deliver its true potential. With rapid development of automation, digitisation in supply chain and logistics industry has become much