Isn’t S&OP Really Inventory Planning?

Isn’t S&OP Really Inventory Planning?

Published on December 5, 2018
It may be that there’s no “I” in team, but inventory is certainly a major factor in Sales and O...

Recognizing the Value of Value Engineering

Recognizing the Value of Value Engineering

Published on December 4, 2018
The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington DC is embarking on a seven year, $900 millio...

What’s the Difference Between a Forecast and a Demand Plan?

What’s the Difference Between a Forecast and a Demand Plan?

Published on November 30, 2018
What’s the difference between a forecast and a demand plan? A forecast is a prediction of deman...

Analytics are the Key to Getting Value From IIoT

Analytics are the Key to Getting Value From IIoT

Published on November 14, 2018
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is revolutionizing the factory floor with a proliferat...

As Holiday Season Approaches, “Available To Promise” is Critical to Customer Experience

As Holiday Season Approaches, “Available To Promise” is Critical to Customer Experience

Published on November 8, 2018
When a customer places an order with a company, there is a certain expectation of when that ord...

Is Your Planning Integrated?

Is Your Planning Integrated?

Published on October 15, 2018
Most manufacturers take advantage of planning software (MRP and its variants) to set production...

Inventory Optimization in the Supply Chain

Inventory Optimization in the Supply Chain

Published on September 12, 2018
Every company wants to have the right amount of the right inventory in the right place at the r...

IIoT on the Road

IIoT on the Road

Published on September 5, 2018
One of the more obvious applications of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) sensors and smart ...

Why is Optimization Important for Supply Chain Planning?

Why is Optimization Important for Supply Chain Planning?

Published on August 13, 2018
Some problems have clear answers. How much is two plus two? The answer is clearly four. Other p...

3D Printing Flushes Thousands out of  Government Replacement Parts

3D Printing Flushes Thousands out of Government Replacement Parts

Published on August 2, 2018
The Washington Post recently reported that the US Air Force is now using 3D printing to create ...

Is There a Self-Driving Zamboni in Your Future?

Is There a Self-Driving Zamboni in Your Future?

Published on July 13, 2018
Want to work the overnight shift at Walmart scrubbing floors? I didn’t think so. How about scan...

Technology Makes Manufacturing Work

Technology Makes Manufacturing Work

Published on March 2, 2018
A company I know has a thriving business making small electrical components by the millions, se...

Talk to your factory?

Talk to your factory?

Published on January 24, 2018
Many of us are now talking to our digital companions at home and on the go. “Alexa, what the we...

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Published on December 12, 2017
What is the fourth industrial revolution you may be hearing so much about? In simplest terms, t...

You Want it When?

You Want it When?

Published on September 25, 2017
Ecommerce is growing rapidly, taking market share from brick-and-mortar retailers at an alarmin...