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August 23, 2017 11:13 am
John McGrath & Philip Martin
The inability to learn from project failure is across all industries and sectors and includes many of the most successful organizations on the planet. The financials are staggering and a complete industry has emerged to address the reasons for failure, which are as predictable as the next dawn.
August 22, 2017 11:10 am
Gary Barraco
To continue growth, retailers and manufacturers must look at how to capitalize on the convergence of the digital and physical supply chains and create better collaboration and visibility across their systems.  
August 18, 2017 10:59 am
Rick Schreiber & Mike Dombrowski
Manufacturers should be particularly mindful of these three security components.
August 17, 2017 11:40 am
Earl van As
Simple-to-implement digital transformation initiatives like document automation work to improve ROI and overall profitability without requiring extensive effort.
August 17, 2017 10:40 am
Franz Josef Fecke
In today’s highly demanding business environment, collaborative inventory management efficiently provides trading partners with real-time business information that would otherwise be unavailable or not available fast enough. It fosters a culture of responsiveness and proactivity.
August 16, 2017 10:25 am
David Hartley
Consider the following seven actions to maximize the results and minimize the pain of your cloud journey.
August 14, 2017 11:42 am
Howard Rosenberg
Considering 15 percent of all goods are either returned or never sold to begin with, and that a large portion of these products end up back with the manufacturer, it’s essential to understand the real value of this merchandise and rethink the program(s) put in place for the remarketing of it.
August 10, 2017 12:30 pm
Ed Potoczak
The technical and market opportunities for 3D metal printing are growing as equipment process speeds, reliability and safety improve, applications are being vetted and commercialized, and costs gradually decline.
August 8, 2017 12:05 pm
Srivats Ramaswami
Most efforts at minimizing or eliminating downtime focus on machine maintenance and upgrades, or better production planning. Little is said of the impact of software on a line’s efficiency and uptime — and that’s a shame, because the right manufacturing execution system can have a dramatic effect on uptime.
August 7, 2017 12:17 pm
Craig Riley
Here are some of the important strategies and perspectives manufacturing companies should keep in mind when discussing the potential fit of a sustainability program.
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