6 Signs Your Supply Chain Has Outgrown Basic Spreadsheets

Remember when it was cooler to drive a stick shift? We’re kind of old school and still think a manual transmission should be the only way to drive certain exotic vehicles (does Porsche even make a car with an automatic transmission?), but gone are the days where there’s any modicum of cool in operating a stick shift on a basic station wagon. ...
BLOG Dec 08

How To Stop Disruptions In Your Supply Chain By Mitigating Known Risks

Don’t you hate interruptions? One moment you’re cruising along, the next, you’re dead in the water. Stranded. All momentum lost. That feeling of being in the zone, fully immersed and focused, is sometimes referred to as the flow state. In this world of attention deficit and people’s focus being pulled in a hundred different directions all at once, ...
BLOG Nov 24

Doug Lawson Speaking At American Food Manufacturing Summit

ThinkIQ CEO and Industry thought leader Doug Lawson spoke at the American Food Manufacturing Summit on Thursday November 14. His topic was "A Journey to Autonomy: The Future of Industrial Supply Chains" and you should check out the recording here:
BLOG Nov 22

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

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