Recent Articles

February 17, 2015 11:43 am
Mark Hardesty
What maintenance technicians are accomplishing through wireless mobile devices is revolutionizing factory efficiency.
February 13, 2015 11:50 am
Vinod Pathangay & Aparna Kumpatla
The cost of fatigue is of increasing concern to organizations across the globe as fatigue-related accidents and losses are extremely high.
February 12, 2015 12:03 pm
Pat Garrehy
Cloud ERP lets companies focus on delivering the customized products and services now in demand and rather than worry about the limitations of their aging legacy system.
February 11, 2015 11:40 am
Robert Bredlau
No matter how long they’ve been in business, global manufacturers for B2B and B2C goods must face the reality of a digital world in which customers expect a company’s website to provide them with all the information they need, and quickly, on whatever platform they’re using. 
February 10, 2015 11:55 am
Anders Ekman
While manufacturers have made huge strides into the digital world, the biggest challenge continues to evolve around Big Data. Although Big Data can translate into big revenue, many companies are unable to fully utilize its potential.     
February 9, 2015 11:35 am
Lori Payne
Operations leaders at small and mid-sized manufacturing companies have no shortage of stress. Much of the burden of bringing in jobs on-time and on-budget falls on you, which explains the thirst for visibility and hawkish attention to detail regarding everything on the shop floor.
February 6, 2015 11:14 am
Jesper Lillelund
Measuring the overall performance of your supply chain can be boiled down to a few key questions. Is the supply chain acquiring the things your organization needs? Is it providing customers with the things they need? And is it doing it all in the right time and for the right price?
February 5, 2015 11:30 am
Jack Moran
While there’s no one-size-fits all approach to costing, manufacturers should take a close look at their current method to ensure it generates data that enables management to drive the business forward.              
February 4, 2015 11:58 am
Adam Gittler
In 2008, General Motors conducted internal training for its engineers on how to document product risks, including bans of the words ‘defect’ and ‘problem’. Well-intended or a shameful legal dodge, the training skirted around the problem instead of attacking it head-on. 
February 3, 2015 12:29 pm
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the 20th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 68th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
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