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Industry 4.0-Transforming business through “Internal Logistics”

 Monday, June 17, 2019

The revolutionary technology, Internet of Services (IoS) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are majorly influencing the wood working and furniture industry across the globe. Today, advanced technology and innovation are transforming almost everything in the life of humans. Internet-based businesses are influencing both traditional to modern day businesses.

Technology exhibitors at recent industry trade shows, including IWF in Atlanta and LIGNA in Germany, continued to embrace Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 is also termed as The Connected Factory and the 4th Industrial Revolution, is transforming the woodworking and furniture industry. Industry 4.0 help companies to grow more effectively by making apt use of internet based technology, without replacing good engineering and solid organizations. Industry 4.0 touches all aspects of business. For instance, Connected Factory happens when all facets of the company are specifically considered.

“Internal Logistics”, logistics maintenance is important as it determines correct and on time completion of the manufacturing and delivery process. Logistics drive the efficiency of a production plan. Speed of production was generally determined by the pure speed of the machine. Several companies still uses the manual process, and are hence forced to work through piles of documents and materials. Now, with the all new machine, they can speed up the data maintenance process. Use of speedy machines, right materials enabled by Industry 4.0 technology minimizes human efforts while improving the logistics process. Human elements today needs to be supported by technology.

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