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Black holes in logistics

ROIMA ACADEMYBlack holes in logistics Recently, I’ve heard many people say that somewhere along the logistics chain, there seems to be a so-called “black hole”. This kind of disruptive anomaly is often encountered, for example, somewhere between the shipping and receiving of goods. Tracking of the delivery is interrupted when the supplier records the order…

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Monitoring in intralogistics

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Industrial E-Commerce and Product Information Management, Part I

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Europe’s industrial future

CEO Jukka Ropponen envisions that Roima Intelligence will boost and develop production together with its customers so that manufacturing industry will return to Europe. Photo by Juha Arvid Helminen Europe’s industrial futureOver the last years, there has been a lot of discussion about the state of manufacturing industry in Finland. New technological innovations are opening…

Warehouse Management Systems are designed for people

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Benefits of improved operational excellence

Benefits of improved operational excellenceOne reason why Roima Intelligence has such a wide customer base is trust. Our customers can rely on us finding the most suitable solution for their company’s needs. We utilize either Roima’s own product portfolio or our partner network to recommend a solution that is best for the customer. When a…

Product modularization – the backbone of PLM, ERP and WMS systems

ROIMA ACADEMYProduct modularization – the backbone of PLM, ERP and WMS systems When a company wants to achieve success with customized products and mass customization, product modularization is a must. Modularization as such is recognized fairly well, but a) its impact on production capability is underestimated and b) it is often understood too narrowly. The…