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5 Ways to Regain Control of Your Supply Chain

Ken Koenemann | May 24, 2021 | Uncategorized

With global commerce so deeply intertwined, even the smallest wrinkle in the matrix can cause catastrophic affects. While supply chain disruptions are nothing new, it seems like they are becoming more of a norm than exception. Even as companies are still struggling with the impact of the 2020 COVID-19-related interruptions, curtailments and shutdowns, the hits…

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Three Areas Where Technology Accelerates Growth – And Seven Questions to Ask to Get it Right

Ken Koenemann | May 18, 2021 | 

Digitally mature manufacturers have an edge. Ask yourself these seven questions to determine if you’re leveraging the right technologies to advance growth faster in the areas of Sales and Marketing, Engineering and Operations. In this article you will learn that: Using technology is key to quickly identifying and accelerating sales opportunities. Technologies that improve design-for-manufacturability…

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Execute Faster on Your Strategic Plans with Dploy Solutions NEW Strategy Deployment

May 18, 2021 | 

Execute faster on your manufacturing strategic plan. The ability to execute with speed and agility starts with a digitally connected workforce on vision, progress and responsibilities. Watch the video to learn how to accelerate your strategic plan every day, week, month and year. The strategy deployment capabilities of Dploy Solutions give you the means to:…

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Six Tips to Help Manufacturers Get Automation Right

Ken Koenemann | April 5, 2021 | 

Digitization has become increasingly relevant in the midst of COVID-19, and many manufacturers are seeing tremendous improvements to their process efficiency as a result of implementation. But failure to plan properly, choosing what to automate and when, and putting the right people in place can quickly erase any expected benefits of automation. While it’s true…

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Five Things to Consider When Rethinking Your Supply Chain

Ken Koenemann | April 1, 2021 | 

The last major pandemic happened in 1918, so it’s understandable why many manufacturers were caught off guard by the events of the past year. But between the potential for continuing virus flareups, ongoing trade standoffs and other surprises lurking in markets, manufacturers need to stay on their toes. Of course, catching up or keeping up…

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5 Ways to Increase Capacity Despite Talent Shortages with Digital Manufacturing Technology

Ken Koenemann, Shannon Gabriel | March 18, 2021 | 

What a difference a few months make. With vaccination roll out accelerating and a new stimulus bill just signed, the U.S. economy looks likely to heat up soon. And when it does, talent shortages will remain a challenge. Multiple factors will drive the ongoing challenges. People looking for a change of pace and better opportunities…

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Preparing Manufacturing Operations for Industry 4.0

Ken Koenemann | March 15, 2021 | 

Industry 4.0. Factory of the future. Manufacturing 4.0. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Artificial intelligence. Robotics. Big data. Expert systems. Intelligent instruments. Cloud. Fog. Edge computing… The buzz about all of the different strategies and technologies that are reshaping manufacturing operations is enough to make your head spin. At the same time, it doesn’t take…

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Why the Lights Out Factory is Not an Immediate Reality

Ken Koenemann | March 2, 2021 | Uncategorized

Could COVID-19 be the catalyst for a “lights-out” factory? While 67 percent of manufacturing decision makers say their adoption of digital technologies has accelerated as a result of the pandemic, one expert in particular believes this doesn’t mean fully automated factories are in our near future. Manufacturing.net recently spoke with Ken Koenemann, Vice President of…

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