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The Limits Of The Apple Watch

Supply chains can be a tricky business if not planned and executed correctly. Whether it’s the occurrence of a natural disaster, a failed delivery or a supplier failing to meet its production quota, these elements can play havoc with the success of a product getting to the customer on time. So are there limits to the success of any supply chain? The latest item to feel the strain of supply chain pressures is the new iWatch, or known by its...

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Take Outs From The Budget

Last week Chancellor George Osbourne delivered his sixth budget, described as a budget that "works for you". With the announcement of new measures including the ability to trade in pension annuities, help for first time buyers and a beer duty cut of 1pence, everything looks quite rosy for savers. But what about the business industry, and more specifically, logistics? Well, George Osbourne announced an extended freeze in fuel duty in order to shield drivers from some of the impacts of...

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The latest pair of smart glasses – we probably won’t buy

Reality just isn't exciting anymore. That might explain the surge in virtual and augmented reality (AR) devices that are about to storm the market. It was only a few weeks ago that Google announced it was pulling the plug on Google Glass and closed its early tester ‘Explorer’ program to give engineers time to rethink the product. This has allowed other competitors to speedily move their products into the market which is now starting to look a little crowded. Last...

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Transforming Supply Chain Management with RFID

RFID is a generic technology concept that refers to the use of radio waves to identify objects (Auto-ID Center, 2002). It is part of a range of technologies such as bar codes, magnetic strips, smart cards etc, used for automated data collection to augment ERP system activities. The first Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) device was developed in 1973 and since then has continued  on a trajectory toward widespread adoption and impact. Firms that have developed innovative solutions in packaging and...

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iPay – The Simple Touch Of A Finger

Apple Pay is changing the way we buy things, bridging the gap between the online world and that good old fashioned notion of walking into a shop, restaurant or cafe with change in our pockets. This new payment service which is now three months old is making progress toward a goal that has eluded most other mobile wallets by actually persuading people to use it. Past attempts by Google and Ebay among others to get shoppers to pay for purchases with a...

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