How Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Improves Mine-To-Metal Efficiency For Mineral Manufacturers

A revolution wouldn’t be a big deal if it didn’t have long, far-reaching effects. The American Revolution was not only the birth of a superpower, but it signaled the beginning of the downfall of the previous superpower, the British Empire. Revolutions in France, Russia, and China upended the balance of power and systems of government for ...
BLOG Jun 23

Six Ways To Optimize Supply Chain Management

Back when America Online CD-ROMs, Netscape Navigator, and the tumultuous buzzing noises of a modem connecting over dial-up were synonymous with the World Wide Web, we were told the promise of the internet would be a great free exchange of information at our fingertips. Coming from a world dominated by television, radio, and print, it was quite an ...
BLOG Jun 16

How To Contextualize Your Supply Chain Data And Expose Root-Level Problems With Smart Manufacturing

Not everything is what it appears to be on the surface. A sports car may have stunning lines and exotic accents, but you’re always going to want to check under the hood and make sure that make/model isn’t known to be parked at the shop all the time. Curb appeal is fine and good if you’re looking for a house, but what if that beaut is smack dab in ...
BLOG May 26

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

2021 Trends In Supply Chain Management

With COVID-19 vaccine injections hitting stride, many people are beginning to see the light at the end of a very long, very dark tunnel. We begin to fantasize about how soon normalcy can return and how normal that normal will look. Do we dare imagine something resembling the world before March 2020? The reality is that an event of this magnitude ...
BLOG May 05

How To Enable Intelligent, End-To-End Supply Chain Visibility And Transparency

If you Google difficult recipes, Duck Pâté en Croûte pops up. It’s a time-intensive recipe that can take longer than 24 hours to prepare (“a labor of love”). To hit the mark, one must procure special ingredients, concoct a flaky homemade pastry dough, and chill it overnight at exacting temperatures. Meanwhile, on the other end of the culinary ...
BLOG Apr 28

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 To Build A Supply Chain That Is Ready For The Future

Many parents struggle with the notion that sometimes they should allow their children to fail. Obviously, if your kid decides to get into the kitchen knives to simulate an epic lightsaber duel with his or her siblings, it’s time to intervene. But if you find yourself constantly making excuses for and protecting your kid from the consequences of ...
BLOG Apr 21

American Supply Chain Summit 2021 Sponsor And Workshop

It should be no surprise that American Supply Chain Summit 2021 will be a virtual event to accommodate the challenges with social distancing but still provide the world-class access to the latest in supply chain management technologies and best practices. We at ThinkIQ are excited to announce that we will be a sponsor and host a workshop this ...
BLOG Apr 19

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

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