How To Mitigate Supply Chain Risks By Transforming Your Data

Modern problems require modern solutions. You wouldn’t have your Tesla Model X serviced by a blacksmith. Nor would you get your Wi-Fi network installed by a an old-timey switchboard operator. It stands to reason, then, that in matters of mitigating risk in the supply chain brought on by unique disruptions such as a global pandemic, companies can’t ...
BLOG Nov 03

How Material Ledger Supports Quality Metrics In The Pharmaceutical Industry

Regulation is a tricky thing. One’s first instinct may be to roll his or her eyes at the thought of having progress stymied in the name of bureaucracy. And it’s true, there can be a lot of frustration in regulatory compliance. On the other hand, when someone falls gravely ill due to eating bad chicken or not being able to locate the medicine they ...
BLOG Oct 27

5 Ways A Material Ledger Can Improve a MES For Food Manufacturers

Career success is a funny thing. Typically, you start out in the mail room. Your prime objective is to sort everyone’s mail correctly and deliver it on time. It doesn’t get much more micro than that. The interesting dynamic is that as you achieve your objectives and get promoted through the ranks, that micro focus begins to expand. Before you know ...
BLOG Oct 20

What Is Supply Chain Optimization?

At the end of the day, everyone is just trying to live his or her best life. Your best life might be different from someone else’s, which is why some people are driven to Steve Jobs-ian business success, while others are just as happy to play video games in their mom’s basement well into their 40s. No judgment here; choose whichever path feels ...
BLOG Jun 09

Meeting The Requirements Of Tomorrow's Supply Chain With Smart Manufacturing

Though we tend to focus in on how much COVID has changed our world, the fact of the matter is, times were already changing. And thank goodness they were because as strenuous as the last year has been on the supply chain, it could have been far worse had the seeds of Industry 4.0 smart manufacturing not already been sewn. COVID simply accelerated ...
BLOG May 12

The Importance Of Data In Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, merges traditional manufacturing processes with smart technology. This marriage of the old and new creates a more streamlined and efficient system — one that's run on data. The world's data production has grown so quickly that 90% of all the world's data was produced in the last three ...
BLOG Apr 26

How Manufacturers Are Contextualizing Data In 2021

I’ve got a great deal for ya. I’ll sell you this high-end laptop for $5. Amazing, right? But the power cord — that’ll cost you $3,000. It’s an old trope, but there’s a lesson to be learned. A product is only as good as the sum of all its parts. What good is an exotic European sports car if the tires have no air? Why bother with a 4K monitor if ...
BLOG Apr 14

What Is The Industrial Internet Of Things?

Fridges nowadays have touchscreens. There’s an Instant Pot with WiFi. My porch automatically lights up for 15 minutes when I arrive home after dark. Forget those cute yet mildly terrifying robotic dogs, it’s the small creature comforts of everyday life made possible by advances in technology that remind us we’re living in a magical age. A guy was ...
BLOG Mar 31

The Difference Between ERP, MES, MOM and Material Ledger

Evolution is quite a thing to ponder. About 85 million years ago, primates diverged from other mammals, after which over a period of about 20 million years and several diverging families, subfamilies, tribes, and genera, the human form we know today evolved. Evolution isn’t always biological either. Ballets and minuets were the popular dances back ...
BLOG Feb 15

Why ThinkIQ Is Better Than Blockchain For Supply Chain Optimization

It seems that the technology buzz du jour is blockchain. If you believe the hype, then blockchain will literally solve every problem under the sun and even technology problems that haven’t been discovered yet. While blockchain does have a significant revolutionary impact in some areas, namely financial transactions, unfortunately it isn’t the ...
BLOG Jan 25

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