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How to Achieve ESG Goals with a Supply Chain Control Tower

Ken Koenemann | 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…

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Dploy Solutions Strategy Deployment Software Drives Greater Focus, Daily Execution and Collaboration at Bonnell Aluminum

December 14, 2021 | 

Bonnell Aluminum Achieves Overall Yield Improvement and Reduced Customer Returns with the Help of Dploy Solutions Strategy Deployment Software After a year of working with Dploy Solutions, the leading aluminum company reports improved operational results, less spreadsheets and more manageable KPI reporting Morrisville, NC— (DECEMBER 14, 2021)—Dploy Solutions, a global leader in digital manufacturing and…

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Is Automation a Long Term Solution to the Supply Chain Crisis?

Ken Koenemann | 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…

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5 Effective Ways to Accelerate Business Growth with Digital Manufacturing

Ken Koenemann | 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. —…

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4 Examples of How Technology Mitigates Human Error in Supply Chain Operations

Ken Koenemann | 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 —…

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How to Combat Labor Shortages by Combining Lean Manufacturing and Automation

Ken Koenemann | 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…

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You’re Probably Doing Industry 4.0 All Wrong!

Ken Koenemann | October 5, 2021 | 

With the growing prevalence of connected machines on shop floors, there’s no shortage of operations technology (OT) data available to manufacturing leaders. But without a practical approach for using that data to drive meaningful quality, efficiency, and productivity gains, it’s just numbers, and you miss the chance to leverage insights that will propel you ahead…

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The Paradigm Shift: Lean + Automation = Growth

Ken Koenemann | September 21, 2021 | 

Keep a lean manufacturing focus during automation roll out to accelerate throughput, drive growth, and resolve business challenges faster. For many long-time lean manufacturing thinkers, automation is traditionally not a go-to-solution. They follow the mantra of creativity before capital and look for improvements they can make without investing in additional equipment or technology. But times…

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