Posts posted in December 2015
5 Measurable Benefits that WMS Delivers
Eric Allais 12/28/2015 (1) comment
At its core, a warehouse management system (WMS) is a tool for improving a warehouse’s ROI through improved customer service. The five key benefits of a WMS are inventory management, workforce productivity, customer satisfaction, efficient use of space and more intelligent material handling equipment.
Power Goes Fast & Smart
Andreas Glaser 12/28/2015 (1) comment
In these times of smartphones and iPads, Industry 4.0, and the Internet of Things, new technologies and new processes from the field of power electronics are vitally important.
Thread’s Killer App?
Junko Yoshida 12/21/2015 Post a comment
These Thread devices to be demonstrated at CES can’t actually send commands to each other, unless they speak the same language. So, which application layer will each of those Thread products be using?
The Importance of On-Time Payment in the Supply Chain
Mark Medlen 12/21/2015 Post a comment
If you want to win friends and influence people, there’s no better way than paying your bills on time, or even a little early. We’ve all learned a lot about being a good vendor, but what about being a good customer? What makes us stand out with our suppliers and get more of their attention when we need it?
VR Ride Pumped Me Up
Rick Merritt 12/18/2015 Post a comment
A drive, ride and fly through virtual reality courtesy of a new peripheral from startup Virzoom reaffirms that VR world will someday be vast.
'Tis the Season to Party
Hailey Lynne McKeefry 12/18/2015 Post a comment
Technology companies may be a step ahead in planning holiday get togethers--there's a lot of cool mobile apps to make the job easy.
Microchip Named as Atmel Bidder
Peter Clarke 12/17/2015 Post a comment
Microcontroller vendor Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, Ariz.) is the company that has made a $3.8 billion unsolicited offer for Atmel Corp. (San Jose, Calif.), according to a Reuters report that referenced an unnamed source.
Apple Buys Wafer Fab in San Jose
Peter Clarke 12/16/2015 Post a comment
Apple Inc. has bought a wafer fab in North First Street, San Jose, Calif. from analog and mixed-signal chip vendor Maxim Integrated Products Inc., according to a Silicon Valley Business Journal report.
Making Interstate Safe for Cap’n Crunch
Junko Yoshida 12/15/2015 Post a comment
Startup Nauto plans to announce at CES 2016 a device based on cameras coupled with smart computer-vision algorithms to retrofit cars with driver-assistance technology that sets the stage for full autonomy.
Analysts Predict CES 2016 Trends
Jessica Lipsky 12/11/2015 Post a comment
The 2016 International CES will show evolutionary progress in a range of products from cars and drones to smart homes and wearables with a heightened focus on the impact of connectivity, said analysts.
Inside NXP Merger: Dos & Don'ts
Junko Yoshida 12/10/2015 Post a comment
The first instinct for anyone working at chip companies about to go through mergers and acquisitions would be understandably to assume the worst: There goes your job. What should be your next step?
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