Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends

backorders, inventory

Metrics that Matter: Backorders

When it comes to customer satisfaction, backorders are one of the most important metrics they use to gauge how well you’re doing as a company. No customer wants the hassle and...
assets, warehouse, inventory

Enterprise Asset Management in the Food Industry: Focus on Profits

Food manufacturers are in an extremely competitive industry, which is typically a low margin business depending on the finished products produced; ingredients and materials used and market opportunity. There are a...
truck, transportation, road

Offsetting Rising Transportation Costs in the Food and Beverage Industry

It is becoming increasingly more expensive to be a food and beverage manufacturer in the U.S. Rising inventory costs, stricter federal regulations and an increasing demand for fresh and frozen foods...
cobots, worker, factory, robotics

Manufacturing with Collaborative Robots: Make Way for the Cobots!

Treat your industrial robot counterparts with some respect! Moving through tight spaces at high speed, these machines can seriously injure anyone who gets in their way. That's why, to prevent injury...
inventory accuracy, warehouse, workers, hardhats

Metrics that Matter: Inventory Accuracy

Inventory accuracy is arguably the most important metric for manufacturing operations. Without adequate levels of accuracy, the company cannot plan or forecast; the supply chain will falter; costs will rise; customers...
sustainable manufacturing, lean, manufacturing

Sustainable Manufacturing Gaining Momentum

Reducing Waste is Not a Fad On the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website you’ll find a comprehensive list of case studies about sustainable manufacturing. These are businesses that have cut energy...
life sciences, medicine, e-commerce, qad tms

Life Sciences: How Demographic Changes are Disrupting Distribution Channels

Last year healthcare expenditures in the U.S. reached $3.3 trillion — yes, trillion. If you think this figure is large, you’d be right. In terms of healthcare spending, the U.S. leads...
forklift, workforce, manufacturing

Doing Business in the United Kingdom

Throughout its history, the United Kingdom has been a leader in the development of parliamentary democracy, literature, science, business and monetary policies. At one point, the British Empire included about one-fourth...
injection molding

Manufacturing Industrial Products: Do You Know How Injection Molded Products 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...
heroes of manufacturing, frank gilbreth

Frank Gilbreth: Hero of Efficiency Improvement

If you’re a fan of the 2003 movie “Cheaper by the Dozen,” starring Steve Martin, you already know a lot about Frank Gilbreth, a true manufacturing hero. While the movie, written...