Recent Articles

April 11, 2014 12:00 pm
Greg Goodwin
To continue the conversation around "Big Data," as well as other emerging trends like mobility, cloud technology and metrics programs, LNS Research has teamed up with MESA International to create the 2013-2014 ‘Metrics that Matter’ survey.
April 11, 2014 8:00 am
Jim O’Callaghan, President, EnOcean Inc.
The highest portion of food waste is on the consumers’ side, but food manufacturers also must be vigilant to ensure food stays fresh throughout the supply chain. A non-stop cold chain monitoring system is a major instrument used to keep food fresh.
April 10, 2014 12:00 pm
Frank Russo, Chief Executive Officer, Fabricating.com
Reshoring manufacturing is a growing trend in the U.S. After many years of offshoring, companies are taking an in-depth look at the benefits of manufacturing closer to their customer base, leading many companies to consider reshoring production to the U.S.
April 10, 2014 8:00 am
Johann Heydenrych, Senior Vice President, SAP Solutions
The Food Safety Modernization Act has propelled the industry forward through a more holistic approach of track-and-trace requirements throughout the supply chain. While the industry has progressed to meet the more stringent standards, there is still ample room for improvement.
April 9, 2014 12:00 pm
Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions
To plan your business change, either slow and steady or drastic and urgent, pretend you are changing your personal health. Make a plan to change your personal health, and then translate it to a business context. It’s one of my favorite planning methods.
April 8, 2014 12:00 pm
Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions
The effort required to improve the health of your business can be compared to the commitment necessary to change your personal health. It is important to understand what drives successful business improvement change instead of failed efforts.
April 8, 2014 8:00 am
Michael Reif
The opportunities accompanying the possibilities of mobile's big data are not limitless. Government policies and privacy laws create very real exposures that food industry members must keep in mind as they seek to leverage mobile big data.
April 7, 2014 12:58 pm
Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO, @IndustrialAnna
With the cost of downtime in some applications valued in the thousands of dollars per minute, it’s safe to say manufacturers who take a reliability-centered strategy are hedging their businesses against potentially catastrophic impacts.
April 7, 2014 12:03 pm
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 10th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 58th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
April 7, 2014 9:36 am
Brian Norris, Vice President of Inventory Management, Grainger
Successful inventory management programs start with a thorough understanding of the inventory itself. Identifying who uses the inventory, how they use it, why they use it and where they store it is the first step to determining the type of inventory management solution best for business needs.
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