Recent Articles

September 9, 2014 12:41 pm
John Paul Williams
To harness the collective intelligence of their global suppliers, partners, customers and team members, manufacturers must embrace virtual proximity to build these connected relationships, while they stabilize and grow both local and global markets.
September 8, 2014 12:46 pm
Larry Korak
For many, the idea of selecting, implementing and deploying an ERP system is daunting as the risks often seem to outweigh the benefits. Here are ten tips to ensure that your organization has a successful ERP implementation.       
September 8, 2014 12:57 pm
Bryan Nielson
It’s a fact of life that not everything will go exactly as you’d planned. Failures large and small — from budget overruns, scope creep and missed deadlines to catastrophic technical issues — can crop up in even the most well-executed plans.   
September 5, 2014 11:04 am
Mariam Gallegos
Every company wants to simplify its business costs and increase revenue but, often, the different applications or solutions available are expensive, vulnerable and too complicated to implement in-house.             
September 4, 2014 12:46 pm
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 63rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. 
September 3, 2014 12:16 pm
David Schnitt
From managing complex supply chains to executing cost savings improvements, the manufacturing industry needs to keep a keen eye on the efficiency of their processes in order to be successful. But there is a worrisome trend in the industry: manufacturers’ over-reliance on purchase orders.
August 28, 2014 4:17 pm
Timothy L. Mullin, Jr.
On May 12, 2014, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) settled its long-running proceeding against the manufacturer of Buckyballs. The matter, which saw the CPSC pursue novel and arguably questionable enforcement tactics, provides lessons for all manufacturers.
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.
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