Winemakers And Agricultural Industries Leverage Robots and Machine Vision To Tackle Inefficient Processes

With discrete and batch process manufacturers already taking full advantage of advancements in robotics and machine vision technology to improve operations, winemakers and agricultural industries are increasingly leveraging robots and machine vision to improve processes in the vineyard. Coupled with modern ERP systems, these manufacturers are better equipped to weather disruption and establish their foothold in a competitive marketplace.

Manufacturing, packaging, and production are already quite familiar with automation, vision systems, and collaborative robotics. Now, the more traditionally manual and complex areas of agriculture are beginning to feel the influence of these powerful technologies.

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NetSuite Streamlines Warehouse Management And Order Fulfillment To Deliver Products On-Time And At The Right Price

Whether your warehouse operations are contained in a single location or spread across the globe, Native NetSuite Warehouse and Order Fulfillment tools provide the management capabilities your enterprise needs in a simple and intuitive solution. Beyond the impressive Warehouse Management System (WMS) that comes with the Native Netsuite platform, additional features including RF barcode scanning, strategy definition for put-away and picking, task management, returns authorization receipt, cycle count plans and more, ensure that your team is equipped to deliver the ultimate customer experience while increasing efficiency and lowering costs. Equip your business to match the pace of industry using an ERP solution specifically designed to streamline and unify your enterprise systems.

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Beverage Manufacturing Makes Strong Gains As AI And Mass Personalization Emerge

With the many concepts of Industry 5.0 already lending fantastic possibilities to manufacturing industries across the board, the disruption potential of its components in the world of beverage manufacturing is nothing short of groundbreaking. Beer, Wine, and Spirits are some of the most complex and subjective tastes being explored among discerning palates the world over. Here’s how AI and mass personalization are bringing a personal touch to these industries.

A New App For Your Tastebuds: Gastrograph

The beverage aisles of convenience stores, groceries, and big-box stores offer the illusion of diversity, with dozens, if not hundreds, of drinks available for purchase. However, these beverages have undergone massive amounts of testing and QA to market them to the widest audience possible. The overarching “cast the widest net” philosophy of food and beverage manufacturers has left a sour taste in the mouths of many consumers. CEO of NYC-based Analytic Flavor Systems, Jason Cohen, offered as much in an interview with The New Food Economy, “My take is that pretty much all the food and beverage products on the market today are awful,” he explains. “There are literally no products engineered for me.” And Cohen is right. Manufacturers have formulated snacks and drinks for decades with the right amount of salt, sugar, and fat to hit the proverbial “sweet-spot” for consumers. What Cohen’s start-up aims to do is enable consumers to find the foods that fit their ideal flavor profile. How does he plan to do so? Artificial Intelligence.

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The Complete NetSuite ERP Overview

NetSuite delivers an incredible set of enterprise tools in one unified system, all while operating in the cloud for maximum mobility. Allowing small, medium, and large enterprises to shed siloed and disparate systems in exchange for a software solution that speaks to every department’s needs, NetSuite ERP is the #1 Cloud ERP solution when it comes to empowering enterprises to take charge of their prosperity.

Table of Contents

  1. NetSuite ERP
  2. NetSuite Human Capital Management (HCM)
  3. NetSuite Warehouse And Order Fulfillment
  4. NetSuite Procurement
  5. NetSuite Materials Management
  6. NetSuite Sales Order Management
  7. NetSuite Financial Management
  8. NetSuite Production Management
  9. NetSuite Supply Chain Management
  10. NetSuite Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  11. NetSuite Real-Time Dashboards
  12. NetSuite Security
  13. NetSuite Support Services
  14. Tools, Templates And Training From NetSuite Central
  15. NetSuite Site Consultation

NetSuite ERP

A full profile will give prospective enterprises better insight into the capabilities and components of NetSuite ERP that can be utilized by every facet of an organization. The following is a comprehensive profile of the software solution from the time of writing this article.

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Apple’s New Recycling Robot And The Rise Of Robotics, AI, And Machine Vision In Material Recovery Facilities

‘Daisy’, the disassembling robot, is Apple’s answer to reclaiming the valuable materials that go into the creation of nearly every Apple mobile and tablet device. Aluminum, cobalt, gold, silver, platinum, and many other valuable metals and rare earths can be extracted using this useful technology. Daisy’s efficiency is punctuated by an exceptional rate of recovery, disassembling and collecting materials from outdated devices at the rate of 200 iPhones per hour.

An image of iPhones being recycled at Apple.

Daisy’s efficiency is punctuated by an exceptional rate of recovery, disassembling and collecting materials from outdated devices at the rate of 200 iPhones per hour.

Not only has the recycling robot enabled Apple to recover these valuable resources, but the machine’s creation process has yielded valuable information on recycling many of these materials in a cleaner and more efficient manner. New processes have eliminated the need to introduce contaminants and other dangerous substances into the recycling process, leading to an unsullied recycling process all around.

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Metaphase Technologies Selects Encompass Solutions For Epicor ERP Implementation

In an effort to scale operations alongside the company’s recently enjoyed growth, Metaphase has contracted the services of Encompass Solutions to implement Epicor ERP, train staff, and support operations through Go-Live and beyond. with the project plan finalized, implementation, testing, and user training are projected to be completed by the end of this year.

The Project

Metaphase Technologies Inc. is a leading manufacturer of machine vision and specialty LED lighting.  They develop products that advance “The Quality of Light” through engineering and manufacturing of LED illuminators for machine vision, military, and specialty lighting applications.  Because Metaphase is projecting another year of 20% growth, they require a system that supports their growth without the necessity of increasing their labor force.

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Doxsteel Fasteners Goes Live With Epicor ERP Implemented By Encompass Solutions, Inc.

Doxsteel Fasteners recently achieved a significant milestone in bringing its Mexico-based operations up to speed with a complete implementation of Epicor version 10 software and user training for their Mexico-based teams. Skilled consulting, implementation, and training services provided by Encompass Solutions, Inc. ensured the project was a success.

The Project

Up to the point of implementation, Doxsteel Fasteners had been utilizing Microsoft Excel to manage their business.   Because of the technological limitations of their current system and the company’s rapid growth, Doxsteel Fasteners had outgrown the capacity and functionality of the software.

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Machine Vision Components And Applications In Production Processes

Easily one of the most mundane and repetitive of tasks, picking and sorting of objects is activity few humans look forward to with great elation. However, the tedious nature of the task is a prime candidate for automation using robotics. Beyond the obvious hardware that it takes for a robot to operate within the confines of a designated task, a less obvious one, machine vision, acts as a critical component of efficient robotic sorting. The technologies involved with machine vision, sensing, and object interaction are already being used by robots with great success on the International Space Station in completing even complex tasks, semi-autonomously.

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Top 10 Automation Trends in 2018

Automation has experienced a substantial boom over the past several years and things are only gaining momentum. We couldn’t possibly cover all the latest updates and emerging trends, so here are the 10 we believe to be the most exciting emerging trends in automation for 2018.

1. Industrial Internet Of Things (IIoT) Technology Bringing Down Overhead

Lower cost and higher value products with the capability of connecting to existing infrastructure and relaying relevant performance data in real-time will continue to cut automation costs for operations, at scale. Higher-performance processors, detailed sensor equipment, more robust analytics software, ultra-precise vision systems, and cloud computing are only a few examples of IIoT tech that are shaking up automation in Industry 4.0.

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How Predictive Maintenance With ERP Solutions Saves Manufacturers Millions

Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) costs can cripple a manufacturer’s bottom line, especially when the required work compounds problems by impacting production to a significant degree. Implementing a dynamic ERP solution, like Epicor ERP, can address the issue before it becomes a problem. Through an effective mix of Quality Assurance and Asset Management modules, Epicor has built a powerful solution to specifically tackle the tasks associated with maintenance management, from Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) to multinational corporations.

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