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Demystifying Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

Demystifying Digital Transformation in Manufacturing


When it comes to digital transformation of industrial operations, drivers include workforce changes and customer needs and expectations. This article first appeared in AUTOMATION 2020 volume 1, February 2020.

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Automating Competitive Pricing for Small and Medium Manufacturers

Automating Competitive Pricing for Small and Medium Manufacturers


Every manufacturer must pay attention to costs and competitors’ pricing. For better or worse, purchasing professionals are rewarded for capturing the lowest price; few have the time to scour the internet for ever RFQ to see if the bid offered is indeed competitive. 

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Digital Technologies in the Supply Chain

Digital Technologies in the Supply Chain


By Jonathan Wilkins, director, EU Automation Errors in the pharmaceutical supply chain can lead to late delivery, increased costs and poor-quality products, which can have a detrimental impact on consumers. This article explains how organizations can use digital technologies to improve the pharmaceutical supplychain and minimize the risk of errors.

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Demystifying Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

When it comes to digital transformation of industrial operations, drivers include workforce changes and customer needs and expectations. This article first appeared in AUTOMATION 2020 volume 1, February 2020.

Automating Competitive Pricing for Small and Medium Manufacturers

Every manufacturer must pay attention to costs and competitors’ pricing. For better or worse, purchasing professionals are rewarded for capturing the lowest price; few have the time to scour the internet for ever RFQ to see if the bid offered is indeed competitive. 

Digital Technologies in the Supply Chain

By Jonathan Wilkins, director, EU Automation Errors in the pharmaceutical supply chain can lead to late delivery, increased costs and poor-quality products, which can have a detrimental impact on consumers. This article explains how organizations can use digital technologies to improve the pharmaceutical supplychain and minimize the risk of errors.

ABB announces support for Asian-Pacific Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) pilot project

The project aims to test the production of hydrogen gas through brown coal gasification, liquefaction of hydrogen gas, storage and loading onto a specialized carrier for transport across the Asia-Pacific.

AVEVA announces agreement with Canadian oil and gas company to deliver supply chain management solut

The cloud-based solution will enable Husky to plan and schedule its enterprise value chain from crude supply to product distribution through a single and unified system.

AVEVA announces agreement with Canadian oil and gas company to deliver supply chain management solut

The cloud-based solution will enable Husky to plan and schedule its enterprise value chain from crude supply to product distribution through a single and unified system.

Integrating Renewable Sources into a Reliable Power Ecosystem

Efficient control hardware combined with the management and optimization offered by virtual power plants provides an opportunity to meet that challenge today. This article provides a practical overview of how virtual power plants can provide the answer.

Remote Monitoring for the Industrial Supply Chain

By Jonathan Wilkins, EU Automation Remote monitoring is not a new phenomenon. The technology has already established itself as standard part of control in manufacturing. This article explains how manufacturers can optimize their supply chain with remote monitoring.

Blockchain vs the Tangle

By Jonathan Wilkins, EU Automation As cryptocurrencies become more popular, their creators are vying for new customers. This article explains how blockchain and the Tangle differ and what both can do to improve manufacturing practice.

Blockchain after Bitcoin: What impact can blockchain have on the future of manufacturing?

By Jonathan Wilkins, EU Automation Blockchain is changing the finance industry, and there is potential for it to revolutionize other industries too. This article explains how Blockchain can revolutionize manufacturing.

Deloitte Study: Manufacturers' digital supply chain expectations outpace reality

The survey of more than 200 manufacturing organizations found that 51 percent of respondents believe their DSN maturity is at least "above average" compared to competitors, yet only 28 percent have started implementing DSN solutions.

Enterprise-wide Supply Chain Solutions: Building Better ERP Efforts

By Frank Kapper, Upland Ultriva Over the past decade there has been a great need for better technology solutions to address global demand-driven and enterprise-wide supply chains.

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