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WHAT DID YOU
CLICK ON LAST
n case you have missed it, that wonderfully esoteric invention called blockchain, the driving force
behind that equally abstruse phenomenon called Bitcoin, has been suddenly discovered to be the
unquestionable panacea for everything from fixing misbehaving supply chains to finding where
you’d dropped your left sock last week when you were trying to make that all-important flight to the
meeting with the CEO.
The blockchain is now so perfectly mainstream that IBM and Microsoft have come together and
adapted the GS1 standards. “GS1’s global standards for identification and structured data enable
blockchain network users to scale enterprise adoption and maintain a single, shared version of the
truth about supply chain and logistics events, increasing data integrity and trust between parties and
reducing data duplication and reconciliation.”
Which is a long way of saying that blockchains are good, blockchains work, and if you’re smart,
you’ll start investigating the technology now. And to make your life easier, there are no fewer than
four articles focused on blockchain in this issue!
Robots are good, too
As you can see on the cover this issue is very much focused on optimised warehouses, which, these
days, feature a heavy involvement of robots, automation, and technology in general. Industry 4.0 gets
a good working out, so does fitting out for e-commerce, the latest in voice picking, and, dare I say
it, even the old-fashioned black art of designing a warehouse layout for maximum flow-through and
productivity gets a good, thorough look-in.
And in case you were uncertain about i4.0, here is a snippet from our cover story (page 14):
“Industry 4.0 [is] a concept that spans a mix of technologies that constitute a fourth industrial
revolution ... [it] has intrigued many supply chain professionals because of its potential to address
the challenges of running operations more efficiently. Industry 4.0 is about using technology to make
supply chain operations more responsive and efficient.”
You can read about all this, and more, in this issue. I hope you’ll enjoy.
The top five stories on TandLnews.com.au
in October were...
TOYOTA LAUNCHES V8 AT BATHURST
TMHA has launched a new show-stopper display
vehicle at the Bathurst 1000 motor race.
HOW SHOULD WE CHANGE LAWS FOR
Should Australian governments amend driver
laws, and how, to facilitate the introduction of
DON’T BAN THE ‘B’ FROM THE ‘CBD’
Increasing restrictions on trucks in CBD areas
are making it difficult for transporters to serve
consumers and businesses.
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2017
The SCLAA and Dematic have announced the
finalists for the 2017 ASCL Awards.
SMART GLASSES ARRIVE
Dematic is now a distributor of Vuzix Smart
Glasses in Australia and New Zealand.
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