Recent Articles

August 28, 2014 3:00 pm
John Paul Williams
While crowdsourcing is still in its early stages as a manufacturing enabler, it offers the potential to be a significant disrupter if taken seriously.                             
August 28, 2014 2:47 pm
Dr. Jeff Karrenbauer
More and more these days we are hearing about big data challenges and opportunities. So what exactly is big data and why should supply chain professionals care about the idea?                     
August 27, 2014 2:05 pm
Tim Garcia, CEO at Apptricity
After years of contraction, stagnation and only modest growth, senior business executives who have been trying to squeeze inefficiency out of their supply chains are seeing how they can leverage technology to turn their warehouses into a competitive advantage.
August 26, 2014 1:03 pm
David Frentzel
Don’t underestimate supply chain management's importance — because if your company can’t find a way deliver the goods (or raw materials) to customers consistently, reliably and cost-effectively, there’s probably a competitor waiting in the wings that can.  
August 25, 2014 11:43 am
Maria Montenegro, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
With the continual rise of the Internet and mobile economies, manufacturers need to be able to make production decisions on the spot by leveraging the latest supply chain information at their fingertips.             
August 25, 2014 11:58 am
Stew Baillie
Performance management is the systematic process by which an organization improves its effectiveness in the accomplishment of its goals and objectives. While those goals and objectives can vary, for all organizations the ultimate metric that matters is the bottom line.
August 22, 2014 10:59 am
Venkateswaran Vinod
The challenge for tech companies and automakers alike is that computer hardware and software embedded in a new car can be obsolete in just a couple years. But the owner will drive the car for an average of six to seven years before he trades it in for a new model. 
August 22, 2014 11:24 am
Adam Kline
Omnichannel is one of the hottest buzz-words in supply chain today, but how far does the concept reach? You hear a lot about how omnichannel impacts retailers, carriers and even some wholesalers… but its potential to disrupt the manufacturing industry may surprise you.
August 20, 2014 12:47 pm
Andrew Dugenske and Alain Louchez, Georgia Institute of Technology
In a not-too-distant future, manufacturing will be expected to incorporate “intelligence readiness” in all products as society will progressively be relying on an IoT-supported infrastructure.               
August 19, 2014 12:36 pm
Jacques Soumeillan
Customers want products and services specifically tailored to their needs and priced expressly for them. This makes managing your bottom line tougher than ever, especially when you’re up against forces like a sagging market economy and aggressive competitors.
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