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Thursday, January 10, 2019 -- Published once each month.

 
Looking Forward to 2019: Hot Topics for the New Year
By Bill McBeath Thursday, January 10, 2019
There were so many interesting developments in 2018 and more to come this year. Here we take a look at what’s happening in autonomous supply chains, omni-channel delivery, AI/machine learning, blockchain for supply chain, checkoutless stores, and self-sovereign ID. [ Read: Looking Forward to 2019: Hot Topics for the New Year ]
Supply Chain 2019
By Ann Grackin Thursday, January 10, 2019
Investments in Logistics, AI, Autonomy, IoT/Mobile, and Networks were big last year and will continue through 2020, but with many challenges ahead. [ Read: Supply Chain 2019 ]

IoT: From Hype to Adoption—Part One
Five Ways Manufacturers and Distributors Are Adopting the Internet of Things
By Bill McBeath Thursday, January 10, 2019
Small and medium manufacturers and wholesale distributors are trying to determine where IoT fits into their business strategies, within the constraints of limited budgets, inhouse expertise, bandwidth, and technical resources. This requires prioritizing many potential IoT initiatives. In part one of this two-part series, we look at three areas that manufacturers and distributors are implementing IoT: 1) on the plant floor, 2) in supply chain and logistics, and 3) in service and repair. [ Read: IoT: From Hype to Adoption: Part One ]

X-Factory: Part Two—A Paradigm for Smart Connected Factories
By Bill McBeath Thursday, January 10, 2019
PTC’s X-Factory shows a path to Industrie 4.0. Here we examine the assembly, testing and packaging, warehouse, production management, and solution integration for X-Factory. [ Read: X-Factory: Part Two—A Paradigm for Smart Connected Factories ]

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