Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends

Do you know how pet food is made?

Do You Know How Pet Food and Treats are Made?

Have you ever seen the show, “How It’s Made?” It’s a fun look at the manufacturing process of many of the products we use every day. In my role, as manager...
self-driving cars and ride-sharing

Are Self-Driving Cars and Ride-Sharing the Future? The Consumer Will Decide

The one constant that is actually gleaned from marketing insight is that ultimately it’s the consumer who will decide what they will consume, and, just as importantly, how they will consume...
What you need to know about IATF 16949:2016

IATF 16949:2016: All the Resources You Need in One Place

I take risk in the supply chain very seriously, so if you’re an automotive manufacturer, I want to keep you up to date on upcoming changes. On October 3, 2016, IATF...
Big Data and ERP

Make Sure the “I” in KPI Indicates “Impact”

Every manufacturer has instituted key performance indicator (KPIs) metrics intended to establish baseline performance levels and monitor efforts for improvements. Individual KPIs are often championed by one segment of the organization...
DIFOT is key to customer relationships

DIFOT: The Key to Positive Customer Relationships

Stephen Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” once wrote about the concept of the “Emotional Bank Account.” It’s the idea that everything you say or do to...
Contract manufacturing

Could You be a Contract Manufacturing Jedi?

What if I told you you had the potential to be a Jedi, if you could only learn to tap into the full capacity of your mind? Well, you can't because...
mass customization

Mass Customization with a Capital CUSTOM

Discussion around mass customization has been going on for more than 20 years. At its core is a tremendous increase in variety and customization without a corresponding increase in costs. In...
QAD Explore in Detroit

QAD Explore in Detroit was Fantastic! What’s Next?

Maybe you were fortunate enough to join us for QAD Explore in Detroit, or perhaps you had other commitments, either way you can experience some of the best parts of the...
Inventory Management

An Inventory Lesson From HP

In 1997, several product lines at Hewlett-Packard had not been turning a profit since 1993. They reviewed their operations and discovered that excess inventory was a driver of rising PC costs....
Cybersecurity issues in life sciences manufacturing

Cybersecurity: Beware the IP Snatchers

Cybersecurity of intellectual property (IP) is one of the main issues on the minds of our global medical device customers. IP concerns are ever present while entering a new market, incorporating...