Sunday, December 17, 2017
Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends

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...
Automotive Manufacturing

Addressing Challenges in the Automotive Manufacturing Industry

There are many challenges in manufacturing, and through our work in the industry and with our customers we have learned firsthand what the supply chain is facing. What we hear most...
QMS and IATF Requirements

Does Your QMS Support IATF Requirements?

If you’re in the automotive manufacturing industry, I’m sure you’re all too aware that the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) recently released its new global quality standard known as IATF 16949:2016....
Dr. W. Edwards Deming Award

Dr. W. Edwards Deming: Hero of Quality

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...
smart labels

Smart Labels Go Beyond the Expiration Date

Like so many others in grocery stores these days, I almost always take a look at the backs of packages for product information. There are a few nutrition facts that I...
Medical Device Supply Chain

Optimizing the Medical Device Supply Chain

Having a well-managed supply chain is important to every industry. In the aerospace and defense industry, manufacturers have to audit their suppliers to make sure they are following regulations regarding weapons...
Medical Device Inventory

Weapons, Wheat and Medical Device Inventory

When college students take their introductory economics classes, the first lesson drilled into their impressionable minds is that people face trade-offs. It’s one of the ten basic assumptions on which the...
MedTech Shrinking Margins

MedTech’s Shrinking Margins

The medical technology industry creates and supports nearly two million jobs across the United States. It is one of the few industries in the U.S. that is a net exporter and...
Competition in the Medical Device Field

Emerging Players in the Medical Device Field

In recent years, profit margins for medical device manufacturers have begun to erode and are projected to continue their decline. One of the primary drivers of downward pressure on margins is...