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Smart Manufacturing: The Supply Chain Challenges of Making Highly Engineered Products in a Dynamic Environment Smart Manufacturing: The Supply Chain Challenges of Making Highly Engineered Products in a Dynamic Environment
It's a big and transformative phenomenon worldwide, so of course it has a buzzy lexicon all its own. You can call it whatever you want - Digital Operations Technology,... »

Smart Manufacturing and the Factory of the Future
Companies are driving "smart manufacturing" through the use of data, automation and a more intensive approach to analytics. Simon Jacobson, vice president with Gartner,... »

Should You Build Your Own Supply Chain Execution Software or Partner With a Vendor?
The past was a simpler time for distribution operations. Technology was relatively straightforward. The supply chain wasn't "always on." There was no such thing as... »

Videos
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... »

Smart Manufacturing and the Factory of the Future Smart Manufacturing and the Factory of the Future
Companies are driving "smart manufacturing" through the use of data, automation and a more intense approach to analytics. Simon Jacobson, vice president with... »

How Contract Packaging Streamlines Operations and Generates Savings
Retailers, particularly big box stores, are demanding more customized product packaging, which increases demand for contract packaging services, says Dave Mabon, President of... »

Editors' Blog
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... »

The Dawn of the Age of the 3D Printer
It makes sense that a running shoe would stand for an increase in the speed with which manufacturers can "print" products on demand.

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
JDA Releases New Version of Manufacturing Planning App
JDA Software Group has released a new version of its Manufacturing Planning software.

GE Issues Data Historian for Industrial Internet Connectivity
GE Digital has made available version 7.0 of Historian, an application that connects industrial equipment from the control layer to cloud environments, natively integrated... »

Orbweaver Releases E-Commerce App for Electronics Manufacturers
Orbweaver Sourcing LLC, provider of applications for real-time supply-chain integration to the electronics manufacturing industry, has released Orbweaver Accelerate.

White Papers
A Customer Case Study: Pro-Flex Switching from Epicor to NetSuite
Manufacturers and distributors today face significant challenges with changing market conditions, increased competition and rapidly evolving customer expectations. Companies... »

Adopting Next Generation Labeling Technology Enhances Enterprise Agility and Reduces Costs
Next generation label management solutions allow enterprises to reduce costs, improve agility, and reduce the risk of production shutdowns and labeling non-compliance. This... »

The Self-Learning Supply Chain
Most companies have some basic form of analytics. This is the next step for the truly competitive: A supply chain that intuitively learns from your business reality to offer... »

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
The Next Big Opportunity? IoT for Your Digital Supply Chain The Next Big Opportunity? IoT for Your Digital Supply Chain
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to transform how organizations value their supply chains.... »

Next Generation Labeling: How Domtar Standardized Labeling To Delight Customers and Improve Production Uptime Next Generation Labeling: How Domtar Standardized Labeling To Delight Customers and Improve Production Uptime
Date: Thursday, October 06, 2016Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time For many top companies, as their business grows, so does the number of disparate IT systems... »

Achieving Balance Between Agile Response and Optimization Achieving Balance Between Agile Response and Optimization
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR In a world of ever increasing complexity and competition, an efficient and flexible supply chain is of crucial importance in maintaining your competitive... »

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