bottles, assembly line, capacity utilization, throughput ratio

Metrics that Matter: Capacity Utilization and Throughput Ratio

Capacity Utilization Capacity utilization is of the utmost importance to manufacturers. It affects cost, customer satisfaction, inventory — nearly every aspect of the business. Sadly, not many people understand the importance of...
blockchain, bitcoin, data, cryptocurrency, blockchain ERP

Blockchain Revisited: Beyond the Buzz

2017 was the year of Bitcoin buzz. The cryptocurrency hit a high of $20,000 and was on the tip of many tongues. Blockchain, which is an open source digital ledger that...
VR, virtual reality, AR, augmented reality

Manufacturing with VR Becoming a (Virtual) Reality

Imagine having an expert watch over your shoulder as you perform a difficult task. Gently guiding you through each step, they can stop you from making any mistakes and help you...
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What CPG Customers Really Want from Manufacturers

I recently paid a visit to a friend who manages a large retail store. After the usual pleasantries, the conversation turned to business, which makes sense considering the company he works...