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IoT, Automation, Electric Vehicles, and Location Technology are Among APAC Logistics Industry’s Key Investment Priorities

In many ways, this capacity for ongoing change is defined by movement. While social distancing and working from home means that many will feel their lives have slowed down, the infrastructure required to deliver new ways of living and working means that goods and services need to move faster than...

Siemens launches IT and contest for Vietnamese engineers and students

Siemens has officially launched a contest titled “Best Applications of SIMATIC IOT2050″ with an aim to provide an opportunity for automation engineers and students in Vietnam to demonstrate their talent, use their creativity and out-of-the-box thinking in order to come up with...

DHL Express deploys AI-powered sorting robot

The DHLBot is an AI-powered robotics arm implemented in partnership with Dorabot installed in Singapore and South Korea, DHLBots can sort over 1,000 small parcels per hour, increasing efficiency by at least 40 percent. SINGAPORE, Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid increasing shipment volumes, DHL...

Schneider Electric envisions Electricity 4.0 for zero-carbon future

As Indonesia marks the 76th anniversary of its independence this year, celebrations across the country have turned into a deep reflection on the future. With technology growing at a rapid pace, the digital revolution is becoming increasingly real by the second. According to the e-Conomy SEA 2020...


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ProGlove introduces process analytics capabilities to boost performance

Ergonomic wearable technology expert and IntraLogisteX exhibitor, ProGlove, has added a new process analytics capability to increase workflow improvements. This extension pushes ProGlove’s initiative to provide an entire ‘ecosystem’ of technologies that improve efficiency on...

Large-scale, robotic-mounted 3D printer aims to expand AM size limits

The Caracol process includes a large-scale, robot-mounted, extrusion-based 3D printer compatible with a variety of materials including up to 40% fiber-filled polymers. Photo credit, all images: Caracol Caracol (Lomazzo, Italy) is a startup large-scale additive manufacturing (AM)...

The Evolving Role of IoT in Supply Chain and Logistics

Global Internet of Things (IoT) adoption is gaining ground, with estimations putting total market value at more than $1 trillion by 2022. As noted by research firm Deloitte, one area already seeing substantial spending is logistics; the transportation industry alone is investing more than $70...

ServiceNow Launches Manufacturing Solutions to Power New Era of Smart Manufacturing

May 11, 2021 - ServiceNow today announced new industry-specific solutions for manufacturers at Knowledge 2021, ServiceNow’s flagship digital experience for its customers, partners, and developer community.ServiceNow’s manufacturing solutions will connect people, processes,...

Rockwell Automation demonstrates Industry 4.0 technologies critical for pharma supply chains

In an online forum titled ‘How Industry 4.0 can Strengthen India’s Pharma Sector’, business leaders from Rockwell Automation demonstrated (through insightful talks and virtual factory walkthroughs) how manufacturers in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector were able to...

Indonesia investigates possible leak of social security data

JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG) - Indonesia has started an investigation into a possible leak of social security data involving its more than 270 million population. The government is probing whether the data held by its Healthcare and Social Security Agency, known as BPJS, has been leaked, Communications...

APAC 5G Industry Forum unveiled key values of 5G ecosystem for Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- APAC 5G Industry Forum (5GIF) held virtually online on Thursday with the theme "5G Inspiring new value accelerate Industry 4.0", urged for ecosystem cooperation and joint innovation to support industry digitalization. The Forum,...

Construction's 'perfect storm' is a boon for ABB's robots

ABB is looking to tap into a skilled labour shortage in the fast-growing construction sector to help drive the post-pandemic recovery of its robotics business and diversification from the automotive industry, the head of the division said.' ZURICH: ABB is looking to tap into a skilled labour...

China eyes intelligent manufacturing amid external risks

From dancing robots and 5G appliances, to solutions for smart factories and logistics, "intelligent transformation" was the key word during the ongoing fifth World Intelligence Congress (WIC) in North China's Tianjin Municipality on Thursday.At the event, leading technology companies,...

Adoption of cloud and AI urged for Thailand’s Industry4.0 push

With Thailand today scrambling to upgrade its manufacturing sector towards the Industry 4.0 era, Tencent Cloud is urging locally-based organisations to increase their competitiveness with cloud technology and artificial intelligence. “The manufacturing industry is a crucial...

Asia's big digital transformation

Roundtable panellists: > Yash Patodia, partner and portfolio manager, Wellington Management;      > Fan Cheuk Wan, chief investment officer, Asia Private Banking and Wealth Management, HSBC;      > Julie Koo, managing director head...

Cabinet gives nod to mass reform scheme

The cabinet has approved plans to implement nearly 900 projects essential for moving the country's reforms forward, government spokesman, Anucha Burapachaisri, said on Tuesday. Some 881 so-called "Big Rock" projects will be put into practice that will see significant changes to improve people's...

Third Wave Automation and Toyota Industries Announce Strategic Partnership to Produce Next Generation Autonomous Material Handling Vehicles

UNION CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Third Wave Automation, Inc. (“Third Wave”) and Toyota Industries Corporation (“TICO”) today announced a strategic partnership to produce the next generation of intelligent, fully autonomous material handling vehicles. Third...

Cloud integration: shining a light on dark data

In today’s world, good use of business data can result in growing revenue. Yet, for many businesses, this opportunity remains completely untapped. For most, cloud environments such as data lakes and data warehouses are not new concepts - on average, 60% of data lives in a...

Pega streamlines digital transformation with enhanced Pega Infinity

Pegasystems, a software company that crushes business complexity, has announced the latest evolution of its Pega Infinity software suite to help speed and simplify digital transformation (DT) initiatives. With enhanced low-code, intelligent automation, and AI capabilities, Pega Infinity version...

Petronas to boost digital transformation

KUALA LUMPUR: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is working towards enhancing its fusion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics technology as well as its utilisation of remote autonomous assets in its operations throughout this year. Chief digital officer Aadrin Azly said the oil and gas...

Xinhua Silk Road: 2nd Shanghai Y50 Forum for Innovation and Entrepreneurship promotes digitalization development of E. China's Shanghai

BEIJING, May 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As digitalization becomes a major development trend, Shanghai strives to build a digital city and fully support innovation and entrepreneurship with more opportunities provided, better conditions, and a better environment, according to the...

PayPal Accelerating Digital Transformation Through Google Cloud and SAP HANA

Google Cloud and PayPal have announced they are expanding their relationship to further accelerate PayPal's digital transformation and evolving customer needs. Under this partnership, Google Cloud will provide both infrastructure and analytics capabilities to support PayPal's growth, in...

China's Baidu beats quarterly revenue estimates on AI, cloud boost

[BEIJING] China's Baidu reported quarterly revenue that beat Wall Street estimates on Tuesday, as the company beefed up its cloud and artificial intelligence services to fend off competition in the advertising business. The Beijing-based tech giant has diversified its revenue sources by...

Malaysian manufacturer acquires Lutterworth firm

Emerging trends in global markets and product requirements have prompted electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider ESCATEC to acquire 100% of Lutterworth-based JJS Manufacturing in a private deal. The acquisition adds electro-mechanical production facilities in the United Kingdom and...

Soccer-Burnley hand academy trials to two players using artificial intelligence

REUTERS: Burnley have handed trials for their academy to two players this week after the pair were scouted on talent identification platform AiSCOUT using artificial intelligence, the Premier League club said on Monday. Burnley partnered with AiSCOUT in January in search for prospective academy...

Cloud Comrade Brings Patented Advanced Data Security Solution to Asia-Pacific Customers

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 May 2021 - Singapore-headquartered cloud consulting company Cloud Comrade is onboarding a next-generation cloud-native data security technology that will be available in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region this month. Through a partnership with...

UK and Thailand to Cooperate in New Era of Smart City Development

The UK and Thailand have jointly launched the “UK Thailand Tech Export Academy”.  The purpose of the collaboration is to promote the development of “smart cities” to be constructed across Thailand.  So far, the initiative has involved the matching of over 200...

Learning to live with robots

China's once-in-a-decade census data released last week make clear that the world's most populous country is ageing more rapidly than many developed nations, including the US. People of working age will make up just 60% of China's population in 2050, down from 75% in 2010, the figures show. More...

Digital Transformation: The value of intelligent operations versus business process outsourcing

Planning a digital transformation journey is a complex matter and each journey is unique to the organisation. Despite the global push towards digitalisation, many business owners still encounter difficulties planning and executing their digital transformation projects. A 2021 report published by...

Emerging Stronger Taskforce: As S'pore businesses transform, they must equip workers with skills for new roles

SINGAPORE - Even as businesses transform themselves to adapt to the changing nature of work, their workers will also need the right skills to take on new or redesigned job roles. Besides businesses, there is room for training providers, institutes of higher learning and unions to play a "bigger...

Pickrr Gears Up To Fast-Track ECommerce Operations In India With Its Smart Warehousing Solution Pickrr Plus

New Delhi: After revolutionising the way e-commerce sellers and D2C brands are shipping their products in India, India’s largest logistics & shipping software for e-commerce businesses Pickrr is now all set to resolve the warehousing woes that will help them grow their businesses...

Transforming PH industries through 5G+

COVID-19 is digitally transforming how we live and work. Amid this evolution, highly digital sectors such as e-commerce emerged as transformation leaders while physically intensive ones like energy, mining and shipping were more adversely impacted. Yet, the need to transform is greater for physical...

Trends in Digitalization of Pharma Manufacturing

Technology advances and pandemic environment drive increased use of automation and digital tools. The sudden, compulsory move to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic pushed many into greater use of a wide range of digital tools, including companies in the slow-to-change, highly regulated...

CSOP launches cloud computing ETF in Hong Kong

CSOP Asset Management has launched a thematic equity ETF in Hong Kong providing exposure to US and Chinese companies operating in the cloud computing sector. CSOP has launched a new ETF in Hong Kong, targeting cloud computing companies in the US and China. The CSOP Global Cloud...

Smart Data with Picavi Pick-to-Vision Technology Profiled in Logistics Manager Magazine

Smart Data with Picavi pick-to-vision technology was recently profiled in Logistics Manager Magazine. The technology utilizes Smart Data boosting warehouse performance. The smart glasses and associated software are the perfect tool for collecting information. The glasses feature sensors that...

Digital Advances Boost Tool Grinding Technology

Change comes to tool grinding technology the way it does to other manufacturing technologies: equipment makers listen to their customers’ changing requirements and work with them to develop improvements. We asked developers of tool grinding systems to talk about what their customers expect...

Gearing up for the arrival of 5G in Malaysia

In 2016, Klaus Schwab, Chairman of the World Economic Forum, predicted the Fourth Industrial Revolution as a profound shift, marked by incredible technological advancements that would fundamentally change how we live and work, blurring the lines between physical and digital spheres. Half a...

Taiwan posts robust ‘green’ manufacturing machine exports

WITH the combined efforts of the Taiwanese government and the machinery industry, plastic and rubber machines made in Taiwan have managed to perform well amid the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the international trade. Bush Hsieh, vice chairman of the Plastic and Rubber Machinery Committee of...

IBM Think 2021- All In On Hybrid Cloud And AI

IBM is in the middle of a company transformation. With CEO Arvind Krishna and President Jim Whitehurst at the helm for a year, the company is going all-in on the cloud with its Red Hat and other investments and getting in a better posture for growth and focus with its recent Kyndryl spin-out. At...

Farsoon partners with Japan 3D Printer Co. Ltd, signalling entry into new market

Chinese 3D printing company Farsoon Technologies is expanding into a new national market through a distribution partnership with Japan 3D Printer Co. Ltd. The Tokyo-based company, a supplier of industrial additive manufacturing solutions, will now sell Farsoon’s SLS 3D...

SAP Industry 4.0: Intelligent Factories

Intelligent Factories are meeting the demands of today and defining the future of manufacturing through SAP’s Industry 4.0 initiative The manufacturing sector has pioneered global shifts in commerce and trade since the first industrial revolution brought affordable...

Binder Jetting 3D Printing Will be a Game Changer

Binder jetting is a 3D printing process that uses inkjet print heads to deposit a liquid binding agent onto a powder bed. A thin layer of powder is spread across the build platform, and the printhead makes a pass over it, squirting its goo with precision. Then the build platform drops down a...

Assisting Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers with Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing Technology Adoption

INDUSTRY 4.0/smart manufacturing (I-4.0) promises to improve the competitiveness and profitability of manufacturers, or at least that is the mantra of vendors, consultants and the media. And listening to some, you might think that manufacturing is at a critical tipping point of adoption of the...

Malaysia’s digital economy transformation needs more than great headlines

UNLIKE the much-hyped visit to Kuala Lumpur in 1998 when he was named an official adviser to Malaysia’s Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) project, Bill Gates didn’t make a virtual appearance to launch Microsoft Corp’s “Bersama Malaysia” (Together with Malaysia)...

Industry 4.0: Crafting the Future With AI, Robotics, and Automation

Just like its predecessors, this fourth industrial revolution (dubbed Industry 4.0 in 2011) is all about increasing productivity. Unlike the first three revolutions, today’s pivotal technologies hold forth the possibility to also improve efficiency, quality, and human...

Small Manufacturing Leaders Look for Long-Term Strategies: Connected Factories Driving Demand for Robotics Engineers

By Thomas R. Cutler A recent Gartner survey showed 57 percent of manufacturing leaders feel their organization lacks skilled workers to support smart manufacturing digitization plans. Most agreed a long-term strategy is necessary to develop the connected factory worker. “Our survey revealed...

The state of digital transformation in Indonesia

In late 2020, we fielded a Forrester Analytics Business Technographics® survey in two key Southeast Asian markets to understand the current state of digital transformation and cloud adoption. This article post looks at the state of digital transformation (DT) in Indonesia....

DRIVING THAILAND’S ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION

“The BOI’s activities are about much more than granting tax and non-tax incentives to attract investment. With the ongoing technology disruption and the highly uncertain world, Thailand needs to be resilient. One of the BOI’s objectives in this respect is to ensure our...

Lattice Semiconductor launches chips specially designed for industrial automation

Lattice Semiconductor has extended its portfolio of comprehensive low power FPGA-based solution stacks with the introduction of Lattice Automate. The stack includes software tools, industrial IP cores, modular hardware development boards, and software-programmable reference designs and demos...

Mobile 3D printing centre for even greater customer proximity and fast availability of spare parts

Daimler Buses and Omniplus have created a mobile printing centre for the decentralised series production of 3D printed spare parts. The mobile container will be in operation at the BusWorld Home (BWH) service centre in Hamburg.The "mini factory" with 36 m2 of floor space is equipped with a...

Hexagon Smart Manufacturing Innovation Centre Opens in Singapore

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has opened the doors of its new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Centre in Singapore fitted with a wide array of advanced hardware and software technologies aimed at enabling an autonomous future. Hexagon’s flagship facility in Southeast Asia...

Smart Manufacturing System To Build Fighter Aircraft

Korea Aerospace Industries has announced that it will invest $88.3 million to develop a customized smart manufacturing system and apply it first to the production of KF-21 Boramae fighter aircraft. The smart manufacturing system will based on the 4th Industrial Revolution digital technologies...

ServiceNow brings workflow automation to manufacturing and healthcare

Cloud automation company ServiceNow Inc. is going after more industries as it tries to find new avenues to grow its revenue streams. The company announced today at its Knowledge 2021 event that it’s expanding into the manufacturing and the healthcare and life sciences...

Sleeveless inductors answer industrial automation electronics design challenges

Design engineers building electronic controllers and power supplies for industrial machinery — such as robots and automated assembly equipment — face tough design challenges. The end-product typically operates in an environment where heat and vibration are commonplace, space is tight...

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