The Supply Chain is Dead – Long Live the Supply Network

The Supply Chain is Dead – Long Live the Supply Network

Published on January 14, 2020
Let’s face it, the term “Supply Chain” has never really represented the real world of logistics...

Why Is Inventory Still A Big Deal?

Why Is Inventory Still A Big Deal?

Published on January 2, 2020
I have a colleague who loves to tell me “less inventory is always better” because he knows I’ll...

How To Transform Manufacturing With Edge Computing

How To Transform Manufacturing With Edge Computing

Published on December 10, 2019
The road to Manufacturing 4.0 or Digital Manufacturing is often characterized as Digital Transf...

The Secret: Sustainability Can Be Profitable

The Secret: Sustainability Can Be Profitable

Published on November 20, 2019
Most companies pursue sustainability for one of two reasons: either an altruistic concern for t...

How To Use Supply Chain Planning Software

How To Use Supply Chain Planning Software

Published on November 12, 2019
Last Friday morning I ordered 3 items from Amazon. I didn’t pay for shipping because my Prime m...

How To Get Started With IIoT: Part 3

How To Get Started With IIoT: Part 3

Published on October 29, 2019
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) promises a whole new world of sensors and smart device...

How To Get Started With IIoT: Part 2

How To Get Started With IIoT: Part 2

Published on October 22, 2019
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) promises a whole new world of sensors and smart device...

How To Get Started With IIoT: Part 1

How To Get Started With IIoT: Part 1

Published on October 17, 2019
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) promises a whole new world of sensors and smart device...

Why Transportation Is Critical For Managing Supply Chains

Why Transportation Is Critical For Managing Supply Chains

Published on October 3, 2019
In the early days of factory production, plants were located close to vital resources and/or ma...

Workforce Transformation In The Age of Digital Manufacturing

Workforce Transformation In The Age of Digital Manufacturing

Published on September 30, 2019
My father was a shoe-maker, which sounds more glamorous and interesting that it really was. He ...

Planning Your Manufacturing Operations With Spreadsheets? Think Again.

Planning Your Manufacturing Operations With Spreadsheets? Think Again.

Published on September 6, 2019
The electronic spreadsheet was the “killer app” that brought the personal computer out of the t...

How Predictive Maintenance Can Help Avoid Manufacturing Failures

How Predictive Maintenance Can Help Avoid Manufacturing Failures

Published on August 21, 2019
Proper maintenance on plant equipment is vital to keeping the plant running smoothly, meeting c...

Managing Supply Chain Risk With Tariff Uncertainties

Managing Supply Chain Risk With Tariff Uncertainties

Published on August 19, 2019
Risk management is a major factor in effective supply chain management, and the rapidly changin...

Manufacturing Planning Enters a New Generation With AI, Machine Learning and Simulation

Manufacturing Planning Enters a New Generation With AI, Machine Learning and Simulation

Published on August 9, 2019
The planning engine has always been at the core of manufacturing management systems from Materi...

Is Artificial Intelligence the Next Generation of Analytical Systems?

Is Artificial Intelligence the Next Generation of Analytical Systems?

Published on July 8, 2019
Artificial Intelligence (AI), the ability of machines to mimic cognitive functions such as lear...