Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends

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...
DIFOT is key to customer relationships

DIFOT: The Key to Positive Customer Relationships

Stephen Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” once wrote about the concept of the “Emotional Bank Account.” It’s the idea that everything you say or do to...
Contract manufacturing

Could You be a Contract Manufacturing Jedi?

What if I told you you had the potential to be a Jedi, if you could only learn to tap into the full capacity of your mind? Well, you can't because...