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How to Achieve ESG Goals with a Supply Chain Control Tower
| January 21, 2022 |
Deploying a supply chain control tower has proven to be an effective solution for achieving environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. Studies show that 80% of consumers want more sustainable products, and want to buy from companies with sustainable business practices. Environmental regulations and mandates, consumer sentiment and public demand are forcing companies to make…Read article
Is Automation a Long Term Solution to the Supply Chain Crisis?
| December 7, 2021 |
One of the big issues behind supply chain fragility is the persistent labor shortage. According to Deloitte, the manufacturing sector alone is expected to have 2.1 million jobs remaining unfilled by 2030. Automation is the immediate and long term solution to supply chain and labor woes. Supply chain issues have been happening even before 2020…Read article
5 Effective Ways to Accelerate Business Growth with Digital Manufacturing
| November 30, 2021 |
According to McKinsey & Company, digital manufacturing can drive business benefits, including up to 50% reduction in downtime and 30% improvement in labor productivity and throughput. Certainly, manufacturers must evolve in order to stay competitive. But with so many pressures coming to a head all at once — workforce shortages, supply chain disruptions, etc. —…Read article
Can the National Guard Save the Supply Chain and Christmas?
| November 16, 2021 |
Over the past couple of weeks, dire warnings that Santa might fail to deliver this Christmas have turned into more assured predictions that the frayed supply chain will lead to missed sales and empty stockings in the US. With lead times stretched and cargo snared up along supply chains, some merchandise will not make it…Read article
4 Examples of How Technology Mitigates Human Error in Supply Chain Operations
| October 24, 2021 |
More than 80% of supply chain disruptions are the result of human error. Human error is perhaps one of the biggest risks in manufacturing. Despite all the planning, processes, contingencies, quality assurance and fail-safe implementations, all it takes is a single mistake by a single person to bring your entire operation — or supply chain —…Read article
How to Combat Labor Shortages by Combining Lean Manufacturing and Automation
| October 21, 2021 |
With the current labor shortage expected to only get worse, lean strategies may not be enough to help manufacturers survive. Here’s how pairing automation and lean together can give manufacturers an edge to overcome staffing deficits, explains Ken Koenemann, VP of Technology & Supply Chain, Dploy Solutions & TBM Consulting. With all the global turmoil…Read article
Four Strategies to Uncrack the Supply Chain Bullwhip
| September 22, 2021 |
The spread of new COVID variants means the risk of localized lockdowns and supply chain issues will continue. And that means manufacturers must take action now to calm the reverb. Traditionally prompted by shifts in consumer demand at the end-user level, the snap of the bullwhip is now making its way further up the supply…Read article
Manufacturers Must Become More Modern and Flexible – Here’s Why
Shannon Gabriel | September 16, 2021 |
The end of extra unemployment benefits won’t solve the labor shortage—here’s what will Manufacturers must adapt to offer a more modern and flexible work environment. With the supplemental federal pandemic unemployment benefits now ended across the country, employers and lawmakers who favored the cut off are hoping their predictions come true: that ending the extra…Read article
How to Solve Shop Floor Challenges with Video Cameras
Wes Turner | July 28, 2021 |
Implementing a simple off-the-shelf GoPro camera could pay big dividends in efficiency, time and cost savings. There’s a tremendous amount of technology available to optimize manufacturing and distribution. From automation that accelerates tasks for lowering costs to analytics that can dive into IIoT data to find opportunities for process improvement, there’s a lot to choose…Read article
How Video Integration Augments Analytics and IIoT
Wes Turner | July 20, 2021 |
With staffing shortages brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have ratcheted up automation programs to help offset declines in production and productivity—and insulate against future crises. While there’s tremendous potential for these technologies to revolutionize efficiency, the problem is that they only give us a retrospective view. We know from analyzing the data…Read article