Digitalisation

WHAT IS MACHINE-TO-MACHINE TECHNOLOGY?

In supply chain management, M2M is primarily EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) or middleware to connect to systems and transfer messages. The supply chain industry in general are a bunch of laggards when it comes to the adoption and use of technology, so there are only a few leading companies who are early adopters and fleets…

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Simultaneous thinking in the digital age

Key to the exploitation of these developments lie in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) systems. Large amounts of data are collected by machines and transmitted to others to be analysed. The results are then sent to yet other machines for execution.

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Intelligent Freight Matching In A Multimodal World

There is effectively no joined-up ‘spot’ market for intermodal freight, which is typically seen as complex and inflexible. So, there is a clear case for further developing intelligent freight matching solutions, to link rail freight capacity, shipper needs, road carriers to and from railheads, and perhaps railhead transfer capacity as well.

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What is Blockchain?

Blockchain or to be formal, Distributed Ledger Technology, (DLT) is not just the IT process enabling Bitcoin. It is real, valuable, and coming to a supply chain near you.

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What Does the Future of Supply Chains Look Like?

Any supply chain manager, listening out above the day-to-day noise generated by continually evolving markets and requirements, will be rightly concerned about bigger geo-political issues.  Like Brexit, US-China tariffs wars, relations with Russia to name just a few…

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What Is Supply Chain Financing?

Supply Chain Managers understandably focus on the physical movement of goods and, increasingly, on the supporting flows of information. Typically, how money moves through the chain is somebody else’s problem. However, this approach is flawed because cash flow issues are the most avoidable cause of supply chain vulnerability and failure.

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What Is The Difference Between Digitisation and Digitalisation?

Academics love to quibble over definitions, but the two-letter difference between ‘digitisation’ and ‘digitalisation’ does have profound, real- world, significance. The currently accepted distinction comes from market researcher Gartner. It says that Digitisation “takes an analogue process and changes it to a digital form without changes to the process itself”. But Digitalisation “is the use of…

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