Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends

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Forecasting Peak Automotive Production

With the age of car-sharing, battery-powered fleets and self-driving cars quickly approaching, many automakers are trying to reinvent themselves into mobility companies. This is taking place more as young people in urban...
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Actionable Insights: QAD Action Centers Overview

A company’s success hinges on its ability to make optimal decisions quickly. While this sounds easy enough, the ability to base decisions on facts rather than guesswork has often been problematic....
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Doing Business in China

China boasts one of the oldest, most advanced civilizations on Earth, with a history going back as far as 2070 B.C. Though, even as the country has experienced great economic and...
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Metrics that Matter: Inventory Effectiveness

The effective use of a manufacturer’s inventory investment is an important determinant of the company’s success. Excess and obsolete inventory is a drain on resources, as is excessive safety stock. Stockouts...
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Manufacturing Disruption is Here. Will Your Company Survive?

In 1964, the average tenure of companies on the S&P 500 was 33 years. That average dropped to 24 years in 2016 and is expected to shrink to just 12 years...
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How Would a Hard Brexit Impact UK/EU Trade?

On 23 June 2016, the citizens of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. This is formally named the “United Kingdom European Union membership referendum,” but is more commonly...
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Building the Future of Your Supply Chain

QAD Explore 2019, the company’s premier customer conference connecting its global community of leading manufacturers, recently took place in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was a pleasure to attend. The conference provides...
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It’s Silicon Valley and Detroit, not Silicon Valley vs Detroit (Pt. II)

In “It’s Silicon Valley and Detroit, not Silicon Valley vs Detroit (Pt. I),” we discussed some of the looming changes the automotive industry is facing today and what they mean for...
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Doing Business in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a modern and highly industrialized country located in Western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium, Germany and the North Sea. The Netherlands was one of the founding countries...
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It’s Silicon Valley and Detroit, not Silicon Valley vs Detroit (Pt. I)

Anyone paying attention knows change is looming for global automakers grappling with new technologies, stricter emissions standards and apps that have turned car buyers into renters or simply just riders. Automobiles...

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