Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends

Medical_Device-connected_IoT

IoT Connected Devices: Benefits and Risks

With the Internet of Things (IoT) in its infancy, regulatory agencies haven’t issued official rules for medical device manufacturers to follow in regards to connected devices. That said, it’s a good...
manufacturing workers with tablets for quality management system

Effective Quality Management Through Smudgy Fingerprints

I can’t tell you how many manufacturing plants I have been through that have multiple well-positioned bulletin boards covered with neatly hung quality charts. Sadly at times these charts are tombstones...
car on assembly line

From Compliance Toward Operational Excellence

When it comes to risk, compliance to standards is critical. That’s a given. I argue that while we do need to remain compliant with all of the rules and regulations in...
Quality Treasure Map

X Marks the Spot in the Quality Treasure Hunt

The search for quality in manufacturing is not a treasure hunt. Quality is not “uncovered’ by following the dotted line on a map. Quality is the result of vigilant and dedicated...
Manufacturers Reviewing Quality Software on Ipad

Quality Conundrum – Confusing Paperless with Integrated

Perhaps no other function in manufacturing is as document-heavy and paper-centric as the quality function.  We have all struggled with the reams of information locked in manual and semi-manual systems that...
spools of thread for clothing manufacturing

Clothing Industry vs. Planet Earth

In a recent article in Raconteur, I read that the handling of materials, chemicals, water, emissions and waste poses a serious problem for the clothing industry. Each year the industry uses...

Eliyahu Goldratt: Hero of the TOC

Through many of our articles we focus on the future of manufacturing, such as upcoming trends and keeping up with new technology, but how did we get here? It’s important to...

How Automotive Tier Suppliers Can Get a Competitive Advantage

We often find that many manufacturers initially feel that they don’t need a Transportation Management System (TMS). This is because, in many cases, the customer dictates the transportation provider to the...

What are the Important Steps to Creating an ERP User Training Plan?

When creating an ERP user training plan, it’s important to realize that user adoption is key to the success or failure of the project. Lack of buy-in to a new ERP...

The Nature of Retail’s Changing Landscape

It’s hard not to notice how quickly retail has changed in the last twenty years, and when I read this article from SupplyChainDigest, it really got me thinking. What the brick...