Sunday, July 5, 2020
Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends

QAD Podcast, strange bedfellows, podcast, education, COVID-19

Introducing Strange Bedfellows, a QAD Podcast Mini-Series

We are excited to introduce the Strange Bedfellows: The Convergence of the Automotive & Life Sciences Industries to Fight COVID-19 podcast mini-series, which can be accessed here.  Two Industries Fighting Against COVID-19...
South Africa, doing business, manufacturing

Doing Business in South Africa

Judging by the fossils found there, South Africa was home to some of the earliest of modern humans, many years ago. Dutch traders established the coastal city of Cape Town as...
food and beverage manufacturing, food and beverage, manufacturing, new normal

Returning Food and Beverage Manufacturing to a New Normal

This article was co-written by Cathy Fisher, founder and president at Quistem, a global expert in quality management systems. COVID-19 has disrupted manufacturing operations worldwide. The automotive industry was shut down and many other...
packaging, pandemic, COVID-19, new normal, disruption, packaging manufacturing, supply chain

The “New Normal” in the Packaging Industry

It is amazing to see what the packaging industry has accomplished during the peak of the COVID-19 health crisis in terms of supporting essential businesses. The crisis is not yet behind...
equipment analysis, insights, action center

Actionable Insights: Equipment Analysis

In our previous Actionable Insights blog, we discussed the Operating Expenses Action Center. Next, we will provide an overview of the Equipment Analysis Action Center as well as the associated key...
automotive supply chain, operational restart, restart readiness, checklist, AIAG, COVID-19, supply chain

Restarting the Automotive Supply Chain in Uncertain Times

This article was co-written by Cathy Fisher, founder and president at Quistem and global expert in automotive quality management systems. The global automotive industry has never faced an unplanned shutdown (complete or...
supply chain, disruption, digital transformation, manufacturing

4 Supply Chain Areas to Examine in the Face of Disruption

Global supply chain leaders have broad and continuous experience in expecting the unexpected. They regularly plan for and respond to regulatory changes, natural disasters, labor strikes, fluctuating tariffs and other disruptive...
ICE, automotive

How the End of the ICE Age May Surprise You

If you’ve been following automotive industry trends over the past decade, you might think that most auto OEMs are shifting investment to wholeheartedly embrace an all-electric revolution. After all, like me,...
make to order, make to order at scale, clothing, disruptor, consumer products, food and beverage, CPG

Make to Order at Scale – A Disruptor Here to Stay

What if one day, we all woke up, opened up our closets to grab out clothes for the day, and there were nothing but blue shirts? Your pants are still there,...
CARES Act, manufacturing, disruption

The CARES Act: Potential Actions for Manufacturers

When the world learned there was real potential for a novel coronavirus to reach their hometowns, people and companies became increasingly concerned. Not only was a new reality unfolding, companies were...

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