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As businesses look for a competitive advantage that can help fuel growth, they will continue to pursue operational excellence and better business execution best practices. Here, we bring you the latest insights on these topics along with real-world examples of how businesses like yours use software like ours to more quickly realize their strategic vision.

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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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Case Study: Digitizing Policy Deployment Drives Greater Focus, Daily Execution and Collaboration

December 13, 2021 | 

Bonnell Aluminum’s Director of Operational Excellence was asked by the leadership team to take process improvement to the next level across the entire business. Knowing that strategy deployment would be critical to maintain the company’s key values, implementing policy deployment practices and leveraging technology for swifter execution and direct line of sight into strategic progress…

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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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