Thursday, September 21, 2017
Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends

Managing global supply chain risk

Managing Risk in the New Global Supply Chain

The new administration in the U.S. is beginning to make changes to trade policy, such as President Trump’s renegotiating of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and withdrawal from the...
Planning and Scheduling

Managing the Supply Chain in Difficult Economic Times

Even in the best of economic times, managing the supply chain can be incredibly difficult. Sure, it’s great when your business has more orders than it knows what to do with,...
Is Big Data the New Oil?

Big Data is the New Oil — Are You a Wildcatter?

Big Data has been a buzzword for at least 10 years, but it seems that there is still more “buzz” than understanding. Everyone that uses or owns a database has a...
Rubber Gloves

Manufacturing Medical Products: Do You Know How Rubber Gloves 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...
Standardized ERP Benefits

Standardized ERP Reaps Significant Benefits

Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec (SMR) is one of the largest manufacturers of passenger car rear-view mirrors in the world with a 24 percent share of the global market in production of exterior...
omplexity in global supply chains

Coping with Growing Supply Chain Complexity

With all of the changes experienced by the consumer products industry over the last several years, older methods for matching supply to demand are no longer as effective as they used...
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...