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Japanese Smart Factory Represents the Future of Manufacturing
The top manufacturing facility of Toyota transmissions isn't based in Japan but in Durham, North Carolina. The AW North Carolina (AWNC) plant - a subsidiary of AW, which is... »

Industry 4.0: The Five Steps Toward a Digital Supply Chain Industry 4.0: The Five Steps Toward a Digital Supply Chain
If the vision of Industry 4.0 is to be realized, most enterprise processes - manufacturing, product development, customer relations, and the workplace itself - must become... »

GM Uses Virtual World To Perfect Future Vehicles
General Motors designers are taking a break from reality to draw up the next Chevrolet car or truck. But the stylists are not checking out; they are checking in at the... »

Videos
The Innovations That Promise to Disrupt Supply-Chain Management The Innovations That Promise to Disrupt Supply-Chain Management
Guy Courtin, vice president of industry and solution strategy for retail and fashion with Infor, discusses some truly disruptive and futuristic technologies for the supply... »

Improving Production Planning Efficiency
Because demand is always changing, says Jenny Balderrama, Production Planner at Keysight Technologies, an HP spinoff, innovation becomes a key supply chain goal. [Run Time... »

Three Challenges Impacting Automotive Supply Chains Three Challenges Impacting Automotive Supply Chains
Experts in the global automotive supply chain discuss three big challenges that the industry is facing today: security and risk, SKU variety and warehouse flow-through... »

Editors' Blog
Ramping Up Cybersecurity in the Age of Robots and Autonomous Vehicles
We're at the dawn of a promising new age of autonomous vehicles and connected devices for supply-chain management. And with that cutting-edge technology comes the heightened... »

How Robotics Process Automation Is Transforming Supply Chains
The subject of robotics in production and distribution has been dominated by fear, hyperbole and misunderstanding. Critics of the technology would have us believe that robots... »

How Volvo Summoned an Army of Resources to Cut Energy Use at Its Plants
It wasn't exactly a cast of thousands. But when The Volvo Group set out to slash energy usage at its North American manufacturing plants, it called on a wealth of partners... »

Podcasts
3D Printing: The Next Industrial Revolution? 3D Printing: The Next Industrial Revolution?
Is 3D printing poised to bring about "the next industrial revolution?"... »

The 3D Printing Revolution: How It Will Affect Procurement Strategies The 3D Printing Revolution: How It Will Affect Procurement Strategies
3D printing is one of the hottest technology developments in supply chain today. Is it for real?... »

When Should You Dump Your Legacy I.T.? When Should You Dump Your Legacy I.T.?
Time to scrap your legacy I.T. systems. But how exactly should you go about it?... »

  News
Apple Moves Closer to iPhone Assembly in India Apple Moves Closer to iPhone Assembly in India
The government of the Indian state of Karnataka says it welcomed a proposal from Apple Inc to begin initial manufacturing operations in the state, in a sign the tech company... »

IDC Predicts Half of Worldwide Supply Chains Will Use AI by 2020 IDC Predicts Half of Worldwide Supply Chains Will Use AI by 2020
IDC Manufacturing Insights has published its "IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Supply Chain 2017 Predictions," report to offer the 10 predictions that provide the framework for IT... »

3D Printing Could Threaten Global Companies, Study Says 3D Printing Could Threaten Global Companies, Study Says
Thanks to dramatic reductions in price and rapid advances in open-source development, 3D printers have gained ground at both mainstream manufacturing plants and boutique... »

White Papers
Enterprise Labeling for Dummies
This book is the definitive source on Enterprise Labeling for Dummies! It offers an easy-to-understand explanation of Enterprise Labeling and how it can help a company... »

Focus on Africa: The Dark Continent Brings New Light for Sourcing
In recent years, the apparel and footwear industry has shifted its sourcing away from China to other emerging markets due to increased labor, transportation, tariffs, and... »

Using the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Process to Enhance the Integration of all Functions and Decision Making
Integrated Business Planning brings harmony to the planning processes. By bringing into alignment Kimberly-Clark Corporation's (Brazil) long-term planning for growth with... »

Supplier Case Studies
Sporting Goods Leader Strives for a Best-in-Class Supply Chain
Challenge: Double-digit annual growth, a growing number of SKUs to plan for, and demands for excellent customer service led to the search for improvements in the area of... »

China-Based Automotive Logistics Company Creates a Modern Automobile Logistics Park
Challenge: In order to create a unified automobile supply chain logistics platform, this Chinese company needed to reduce uncertainty of the coordination process through... »

UK-Based Food & Beverage Company Optimizes Its Inventory Planning
Challenge: The UK-based business lacked a single, global view of demand, the absence of which led to production, sourcing, and inventory planning challenges throughout the... »

Webinars
How Celanese Solves Their Planning Complexities with the Leading Integrated Planning Solution How Celanese Solves Their Planning Complexities with the Leading Integrated Planning Solution
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017Time: 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time In a world of ever increasing complexity and competition, an efficient and flexible supply... »

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