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Time to pick up my game

I haven’t done any posts on Reversed Reality for about 2 years now.  Plenty of other projects and a young family have taken priority but it’s about time I got back into it.

I’ll be reviewing the augmented reality technologies that I’ve missed, then looking forward to where we can see the technology taking us over the next few years.  The emergence of new technologies like Google Glass, Ultra High Definition TVs, and smartwatches are the exciting new developments in the consumer technology field, but I think it will be the merging and interaction of these technologies that will have the most to offer for augmented reality.

Reverse logistics have steadily progressed over last few years and we are now seeing a high rate of consolidation in the industry.  The tension between manufacturers and retailers is as high as ever and smart companies have sought to bridge the gap with automated consolidation models to standardise and simplify the returns/repair processes.  However, these new models have brought their own issues and created new tensions.  All up, it is still an interesting industry with plenty of room for change.

Have a happy and prosperous new year!

Author:  Sam Williams



New Microsoft AR maps

Blaise Aguera demonstrated new Bing Maps technology to TED Talks last week.  Got a great response and certainly ups the ante for Google.

Merry Xmas

I wish you all a very relaxing and joyful festive season and a prosperous New Year.

See you next year.

Join us in Vegas!!!

Las Vegas promises the opportunity for NZ reverse logistics companies to be recognised on the world stage

I’ve booked my trip to Las Vegas for the Reverse Logistics Association International Conference.  I think this will be a great opportunity to evaluate international trends in the industry and meet with the true movers and shakers.  At this stage it appears that only Service Plus and one other NZ company are attending so I’d urge anybody involved in the Reverse Logistics field in New Zealand to attend.

For more information click here.  To register, click here.

I’d love to see a strong NZ contingent as per the Singapore event in September.  New Zealand has an opportunity to be a leader in this field.  We’ve got some great experience at handling logistics in a remote and less populous location.  The result is that New Zealand companies and executives understand how to collaborate and make the best use of scarce resources.  This is valuable knowledge when it comes to reverse logistics.

If you’re interested in the event and would like to find out more, leave a comment and I’ll get in touch.

Reverse Logistics Conference in Singapore

Keep an eye out for Service Plus at the SIngapore RLA Conference

Keep an eye out for Service Plus at the Singapore RLA Conference

We’ll be attending the RLA Conference and Expo in Singapore at the end of the month:

This will be an interesting an event and I expect to see many of the movers and shakers of our industry in attendance.

I particularly look forward to hearing from Roger Rowley from Samsung, and Tan Kok Huan from Dell.

Let me know if you are attending… I’ll look out for you.