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IFS released version 5.8 of its IFS Mobile Workforce Management solution. This tool supports automatic shift planning and rostering for individuals or groups based on a variety of constraints, such as number of work hours, number of work days, and permissible shift patterns. New self-learning scheduling features also use an extended data archive to allow for more informed scheduling decisions. Other features, such as capacity planning and target-based scheduling, now run in scalable, multi-tenant Microsoft Azure environments to support occasional users and ensure maximum system availability for the solution’s dynamic scheduling engine.......Read More
C3 Solutions announces C3 Yard—the latest addition to its software-as-a-service logistics optimization product suite, C3 Hub. C3 Yard features real-time visibility into yard activity with color codes, zoom features, complete yard inventory, exportable trailer lists, and one-click access to vehicle details and history. In addition, users can receive alerts about trailer maintenance, idle assets, late arrivals and departures, refused shunter tasks, and other time-sensitive events. C3 Yard also can be integrated to communicate with other supply chain systems, such as warehouse management systems, transportation management systems, and enterprise resources planning systems.......Read More
METTLER TOLEDO now offers a family of shipping scales designed for retail shipping stores, post offices, corporate mail rooms, warehouse shipping docks, and warehouse packing stations. The BC Scales combine METTLER TOLEDO’s reliable, rugged operation with the latest technology. Each scale is equipped with a Boot Up Wizard for easy setup and configuration, an intuitive interface for ease of use, multiple language settings, and information about various global approvals.......Read More
ArrowStream enhanced its OnDemand platform to better help restaurants and food service providers manage their food supply. OnDemand now features an updated interface tailored for managing spend, inventory, contracts, promotions, and pricing. The system aggregates data from a restaurant’s supply chain partners to provide users with insights, transparency, and control.......Read More
Motorola Solutions introduced its next-generation MOTOTRBO line of digital radios. Designed for plant workers in manufacturing, government services, transportation, and other industries, the radios are equipped with 29 hours of battery life, man-down alerts, and indoor location tracking.......Read More
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Rootstock Software released its Mini-Picker solution for 3-D bin picking of small industrial parts. The Mini-Picker is available with the Universal Robots UR5 collaborative robot, which is designed to be easy to deploy and re-deploy as production needs change. Combined, the solution enables companies to automate machine loading and unloading, boost production rates and machine use, and enhance returns on investment, the company says.......Read More
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IFS launched IFS Applications 9, the new core version of its extended enterprise applications suite. Upgraded features include the IFS Lobby, which offers a clear and tailored view of the business or situation as it relates to a role or process; IFS Streams, a notification system that posts updates and actions that are relevant to individual users; embedded customer relationship management capabilities; and enhanced support for global business. ......Read More
Rockwell Automation has added a custom-device, plug-in capability to its FactoryTalk AssetCentre version 6.0 asset-management software. The tool enables manufacturers and industrial operators to centrally manage controllers and other automation-related assets. System integrators also can develop reusable plug-ins to connect the software to unlimited third-party devices. This connectivity is intended to expand monitoring, backup, and recovery capabilities. ......Read More
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