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Humane iiot
1,234
Strategies that plant managers and key IIoT decision makers should consider when embarking on their IoT-led transformation journey to make an enthused, engaged, and receptive workforce.
Force Multipliers
1,054
Internet of Things (IoT) Security: Key Challenges & their Force Multipliers
WEF
2,422

Jan 24, 2019

Globalization 4.0: Building a Hyper-connected World through IoT

Sukamal Banerjee Corporate Vice President - ERS Sales (Hi Tech & Comm), Head - IoT WoRKS

We have much to thank the fourth industrial revolution for it is gradually shaping a world that is more transparent, efficient, and independent.
IoT
360

Dec 12, 2018

IoT and Beyond: The IoT NXT Summit 2018

Manali De Bhaumik Team leader, ISG Research

IoT and Beyond: The IoT NXT Summit 2018
Transport Industries
233
Automation with AI is a transformation of transportation within the city. AI also can be used to help predict maintenance events and diagonise problems. A mechanic can use data from sensors in the vehicle to make a diagnosis. 
Augmented Reality
340
In a world where various complexities are overcome by technological advancements, the aerospace domain/industry is pushed to think of alternative remote training methodologies to equip their professionals with necessary theoretical and practical...
IoT
964

May 07, 2018

How to make your IoT vision a Reality

Sukamal Banerjee Corporate Vice President - ERS Sales (Hi Tech & Comm), Head - IoT WoRKS

The blog shares a  perspective of what IoT leaders can do to make their initiatives successful. The article builds on the 2017 HCL and Massachusetts Institute of Technology survey, which found that more than 50 percent of companies felt they...
Security
528
The existing challenges of legacy systems and siloed databases, it is high time for airlines to take the first steps toward compliance and start identifying business related data risks, as having a strategy roadmap in place is several times better...
Distribution Grids
335
Changes in how electricity is generated are leading to a transformation in how utilities will manage distribution grids in the future. With the rise of commercial and residential roof top solar and wind generation, as well as battery storage,...
Slotting optimization in warehouses
7,500
The saying “A place for everything, and everything in its place” almost sums up the idea behind warehouse slotting and profiling.
Force Multipliers
1,054
Internet of Things (IoT) Security: Key Challenges & their Force Multipliers
IoT
2,006

Feb 26, 2018

IoT Impact on manufacturing

Saurabh Chaturvedi Deputy General Manager

The blog talks about impact of internet of things in Manufacturing. There has been lot of development in adopting next-gen technologies like IoT in MFG and there has been huge investment under the use cases identified in this vertical.
Smart Cities Can Improve The Quality Of Urban Life
3,865

Jan 30, 2015

Smart Cities Can Improve The Quality Of Urban Life

GH Rao President - Engineering and R&D Services (ERS)

Integrating Devices and adopting technology planning in our Infrastructure will give rise to smart cities with a better quality life
RPA
7,240
Read how the Robotic Process Automation is redefining the logistics in the digital era
IoT Works
970

Feb 26, 2018

Internet of Things in Retail

Ashwini Global Engagement Manager

This blogs emphasizes the impact of IoT in Retail. How internet of things is enabling retail to achieve business transformation and what are the key use cases where IoT can play a big role.
IoT
2,008
As technology cultivates, fleet management is gratifying a part of the
Digital twins
1,329

Mar 19, 2018

Digital twins can be the intelligent edge for IoT

Sukamal Banerjee Corporate Vice President - ERS Sales (Hi Tech & Comm), Head - IoT WoRKS

It is the Internet of Things, but with an enterprise angle. Take that to mean industry vertical applications, development ecosystems, product design, hardware, deployment and more. This blogs emphasizes on the importance of Digital Twins as an...
Robots in Ecommerce Automation
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Warehouse automation is the need of the hour as delays in deliveries outrage E-commerce customers. Robots have entered this segment and are changing the way companies handle their fulfillment processes. Robots are now collaborating with humans and...

Robots – New era in E –Commerce
Madhusudhan Ranjanghatmuralidhar - ASSOCIATE GENERAL MANAGER | February 29, 2016
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Warehouse automation is the need of the hour as delays in deliveries outrage E-commerce customers. Robots have entered this segment and are changing the way companies handle their fulfillment processes. Robots are now collaborating with humans and in some instances working autonomously.

Logistics trends in E-commerce are evolving at fast pace. Over time, companies are looking for alternate ways to ensure rapid delivery to customers to drive business success.

The number of drivers have decreased over the past few years, labor unions have demanded higher wages and fewer hours, and some companies simply do not have the money to spend on hiring additional workers. The “Robotics World” holds the answer to this problem.

Therefore, the current trend is machines replacing humans at logistics operations as they try to keep up with demand from the fast growing e-commerce segment. Amongst the major players in the e-commerce segment, Amazon has been the modernizer by embracing robotic solutions. Amazon was a pioneer in using robots in a fulfillment centers. In 2011 Amazon started using 1,300 robots. Amazon was keen on implementing robots in their warehouse. There are now 15,000 robots spread across 10 of Amazon’s warehouses.

Robots can select items from the shelf (up to 13 pounds), while Freight provides transit through the warehouse. The system includes software to support the robots and integrate with the warehouse environment. With the help of its automated warehouse, Zappos grossed over $ 1 billion in 2009, which eventually led to Amazon.com paying $ 1.2 billion deal to acquire Zappos. Zappos is able to maintain free shipping, a 365-day return policy and delivery within 24 hours of purchase.

Following this trend of robotic solutions, Kerry logistics product customization and consolidation center in Hong Kong is scurrying around six fully automated and programmed robotic “butlers” to speed up the fulfillment of e-commerce orders. Real-time sales orders are transmitted to the robots, and then the warehouse management system indicates the item to be picked up by using a lighting system in which every item is tracked using a barcode. The butlers operate continuously and can pick 280 items per hour, four times faster than by a human.

Another robot manufacturer, Hitachi has developed a two-armed robot that it says can pick up items from shelves in less than half the time required by existing robots. The camera on its arm can locate the requested item while the machine is still moving, which enables it to work more quickly. It should be commercially available in 2020.

Robots don’t require health insurance, lunch breaks, or vacations. They can work 24/7 and don’t fall sick. This is particularly useful during the holiday season when ecommerce merchants typically hire additional warehouse workers. Robots can reduce logistics costs substantially with minimal human intervention.

However using robots also brings forward one major drawback which is inaccuracy. For example in the case where a hopeful customer received a packed dish wash bar instead of phone.

Third-party logistics providers are also converting to automation. The courier firm DTDC in India, uses a 25-arm robot to pick orders at a rate of 3,500 orders per hour, about one per second.

As a spectator to this situation, one can easily foresee robots replacing humans to perform simple repetitive tasks in many industries. In five years a robot will be less expensive than a human employee with benefits.

The entire idea of automation centers on customer satisfaction. Whilst robots and automation will reduce employment opportunities and might lead to inaccuracy in deliveries however it will be paramount in enhance the supply chain efficiency.

Robotics is the best solution for the dynamic and complex challenges faced by in the manufacturing, contract logistics and distribution .Hi-tech solutions will radically remove the challenges faced by the 3PL’s in these segments.

HCL is also focusing in building new solutions and propositions to meet increasing customer expectations in the 3PL industry.


IoT – Next Gen Fleet Management
Madhusudhan Ranjanghatmuralidhar - ASSOCIATE GENERAL MANAGER | February 1, 2016
2008 Views

As technology cultivates, fleet management is gratifying a part of the Internet of Things (IoT) logistics ecosystem that could transform trucking and the logistics industry.

As trucks travel interstate highways, onboard sensors collect, send and receive information via cloud-based fleet management systems.


New Direct Capability- IATA initiative
Hrishikesh - Manager | January 13, 2016
503 Views

All global airlines are trying to increase their ancillary revenue in a variety of ways.  Traditionally the majority of the ancillary revenue was generated as change or cancel fees, baggage charges, etc. For generating additional revenue and with a desire to provide better service to its customers, airlines around the world are creating more personalised service offers at a variety of price points to suit different customer profiles.


The Significance of system Integration
Madhusudhan Ranjanghatmuralidhar - ASSOCIATE GENERAL MANAGER | January 13, 2016
440 Views

Traditionally data entry has been a cumbersome task for the customer service team for a 3PL, especially in today’s software world. Real time information is critical, especially in the supply chain industry. Without relevant data, shippers are unable to make intelligent business decisions.  The need for business intelligence is causing shippers to rely heavily on their carriers to provide them with shipping information quickly, but managing multiple data systems is time consuming and inefficient. What does this pressure for timely and accurate information mean for carriers? It means if you are managing your transportation through manual processes, you are invariably going to fall behind.


Digitalisation - Figurative & Quantifiable Dimensions
Arpan Chatterjee - Sales Director - Travel, Transportation and Logistics | December 16, 2015
241 Views

At the cost of repeating myself… ‘What exactly is Digitalisation?’ This certainly seems to be the talk of the town, but is this buzzword a new concept or once again, a fundamental and radical idea, but in a new package? Secondly, assuming for a moment that this is important for today’s business, how does Digitalisation impact the Travel, Transport, Logistics and Hospitality business?


Business Consolidation in Travel & Logistics – Simple yet Challenging
Arpan Chatterjee - Sales Director - Travel, Transportation and Logistics | December 4, 2015
385 Views

In today’s dynamic and disruptive business environment, it is extremely crucial to have a consolidated IT environment that enables the business by offering a single source of truth. I know what I am saying here, even though radical, is really not “discovery”. One would probably say that that is what we have been doing since ages. I agree! However, the external complexities and challenges have grown manifold. We have overcomplicated our lives and correspondingly, our support systems.


Data Sharing Services for Airport Management
Hrishikesh - Manager | December 3, 2015
832 Views

Global airport revenues rose to US $131 billion in 2013 and over 55% of this was from aeronautical revenue, which includes terminal space rentals for airlines, landing fees, and passenger fees for terminals and gates usage.  In the business model where 45% of the revenue comes from non-aeronautical sources, airports are only now beginning to focus on this area. Simultaneously, airline companies are exploring options to increase their ancillary revenue.


Technology trends in Transport Management System
Madhusudhan Ranjanghatmuralidhar - ASSOCIATE GENERAL MANAGER | September 4, 2015
799 Views

6 Trends that Supply chain analysts think will shape the industry landscape in 2016 with continued growth of the enterprise application market

Smart Cities Can Improve The Quality Of Urban Life
GH Rao - President - Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) | January 30, 2015
3865 Views

Integrating Devices and adopting technology planning in our Infrastructure will give rise to smart cities with a better quality life

Humane IIoT : 6 people-centric strategies enterprises should adopt while on-boarding IoT initiatives
Sachin Kotasthane - Senior Solution Director, IoT WoRKS | April 26, 2019
1234 Views

Strategies that plant managers and key IIoT decision makers should consider when embarking on their IoT-led transformation journey to make an enthused, engaged, and receptive workforce.