Strategies Used By Manufactures To Increase Production Line Modularity

Aristotle is credited as the first to say, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” In other words, if you have the ingredients you’d use to bake a pie in a pile, it isn’t as meaningful as having the baked pie itself. The value of the final product isn’t just about gathering the raw materials; knowing how to properly mix the ingredients ...
BLOG Aug 04

How To Overcome Supply Chain Obstacles With AI

Humans have been imagining the future in a variety of ways for quite some time now. We’ve dreamed everything up, from flying cars to funky clothes to space travel. Another trope is artificial intelligence (AI). For centuries, we’ve imagined coexisting with independently functional machines, automatons, and robots. Published more than 130 years ...
BLOG Jul 28

7 Common Challenges Supply Chain Manufacturers Face

Remember your earliest ambitions? For some it was to be the starting shortstop for the New York Yankees. For others, it was to be the first astronaut to set foot on Mars. Perhaps you wanted to be the prima ballerina for the American Ballet Theater. Unfortunately for most of us, life happens, it gets messy, and our ambitions recede as circumstances ...
BLOG Jul 21

What To Look For When Choosing Supply Chain Optimization Software

We live in a constantly changing world. Most people don’t buy groceries like they did just 10 years ago. We’re more aware of the consequences of the foods we choose to eat, so we shop healthier. We use apps to help us find deals and coupons on the fly. We even get our groceries differently, many opting for curbside pickup or delivery rather than ...
BLOG Jun 30

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

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

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

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

How To Improve Yield In Manufacturing: Moving From Inside The Plant To The Entire Supply Chain

In the United States, food waste is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply. Anytime a material balance calculation is done across a manufacturing plant, for example in food production, it may be a mystery why the “gazintas” do not match the “goesoutas”, until you walk around and see the bins of waste because of misshaped product, ...
BLOG Feb 08

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