The number of manufacturers in Asia Pacific supporting a fully connected factory would nearly triple by 2022, according to a study commissioned by Zebra Technologies—a manufacturer of marking, tracking and computer printing technologies.

In this article by AFON, find out why more F&B companies are turning to ERP technology as the main driver for business growth.

Ahrma has combined new innovative materials with The Internet of Things to produce a smart pallet. With a PU-coating on a specially developed wood composite inner structure, the pallet possesses the best characteristics of wooden and plastic pallets—it is strong and durable, yet lighter than other types of pallets.

Each pallet has an embedded transponder with several radio-protocols, such as long-range for factory and warehouse wide coverage, and short-range for smartphone scanning.

This allows all assets to be easily tracked and traced in real time, with little operator input and minimal costs and investments in infrastructure. It also allows for measurement of acceleration, temperature and weight.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a big part of Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution that is slowly changing the industry bit by bit, in all sectors including food and beverage. How can manufacturers capitalise on the opportunities presented by this and improve their operations? Onat Bayraktar, vice president, Food Care Asia, Sealed Air, gives his view. By Michelle Cheong

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