Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends

ERP System Customizations

ERP System Customizations: A Necessary Evil?

In the world of ERP, customizations have come to be accepted as a cost of doing business. In a recent paper by Mint Jutras, the following most common reasons for ERP...
ERP Software Best Practices

ERP Best Practices: Trick or Treat?

ERP software vendors often talk about best practices. What’s not to like? The concept is sound. Best practices can help to speed implementations by providing an existing framework. This prevents the...
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...