Saturday, February 22, 2020
Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends

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Doing Business in Spain

Spain has served as a global model of freedom and human rights since the peaceful transition to democracy after former Head of State and dictator Francisco Franco’s death in 1975. Although...
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How to Improve the Execution of Manufacturing Strategies (Pt. I)

Manufacturers’ strategies don’t always deliver hoped-for results. In this article, we’ll consider the first of two simple steps to reduce risk and improve the chances of a successful manufacturing strategy. Developing a...
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Smart Manufacturing with a New Generation of ERP

What has your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system done for you lately? While your thoughts on the subject may be lost in the back of your mind, the fact is that...
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Shifting the Focus from B2B to B2B2C

What's the future for the business middleman? Will eCommerce render wholesalers and distributors obsolete by letting manufacturers talk directly to their end users? It's easy to think so when watching a...
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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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