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Click here to download now! Disconnected point solutions, spiraling infrastructure costs, lack of data integration? Many of these dilemmas were brought to light during the pandemic as worker safety became a priority. Reality check? The same problems in addition to manual, labor intensive reporting and compliance existed long before 2020. Building a foundation for a resilient enterprise is more important than ever – as manufacturers have a growing need to respond to change.
Click here to download now! Connected supply chains using material handling automation are better equipped to adjust to changes and disruptions as they occur. Disruptions can be caused by a wide range of factors, including extreme weather events, unforeseen product demand, and beyond. The global COVID-19 pandemic is a prime example of an incident that heightened several ongoing challenges, including extreme shifts in demand, major changes in consumer behaviors, and growing labor shortages.
Click here to download now! Even as most companies have worked to create increasingly efficient supply chains, disruptions caused by COVID-19 revealed vulnerabilities in even the most seemingly efficient and optimized supply chain. And despite a myriad of external factors outside an operation’s control, one of the biggest issues jeopardizing supply chains today is an internal one: maintenance.
Click here to download now! MFA partnered with ABI Research on a report to explore the spectrum options and wireless technologies for enterprise 5G deployments and the various use case applications for enterprise verticals.
Click here to download now! As customers shift their expectations and behaviors in response to a "digital first" world, businesses have had to accelerate their digital transformations to keep up. Eighty-eight percent of customers expect companies to accelerate digital initiatives due to COVID-19.
Click here to Access Podcast now! Asset tracking and the supply chain have been among the earliest applications to gain significant traction - first in the machine-to-machine (M2M) market over the last two decades and, in more recent years, in the Internet of Things (IoT). With applications becoming more ubiquitous, pervasive and sophisticated, smart logistics solutions offer unprecedented visibility and accuracy throughout the modern supply chain and factory now more than ever.
Click here to Access Podcast now! With 5G helping to usher in a Fourth Industrial Revolution, the benefits of a next-generation network are anticipated to register strongly on the factory floor. Just as the refinement of mechanical processes led eventually to the assembly line, the combination of 5G and manufacturing has the potential to bring about another radical breakthrough.
Click here to download now! The practice of cyber security has changed dramatically in the past few years, presenting a significant challenge to management teams across all industries and business domains. As IT security teams become accountable for securing Operational Technology (OT) and OT-specialist teams similarly inherit responsibility for traditional IT security, this technical convergence requires the synergy of both specialist skills and working practices.
Click here to Access Podcast now! At the start of 2020, when experts were busy providing their “20/20 vision,” no one predicted a global pandemic that would bring the global economy to a virtual standstill within weeks. Demand for goods and services became highly variable. The supply of critical materials was uncertain. Labor and resource capacity in manufacturing and logistics turned severely constrained.