Industry Trends in High Technology Manufacturing & Operations

DELMIA Quintiq

High Tech remains one of the most vibrant, innovative and fast paced industries in the world. Electronics manufacturing is at the heart of every connection we make. The explosion of product innovation also drives an increase in product obsolescence.

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3 Reasons Continuous Innovation is Vital for Manufacturers, Shippers, and Businesses Alike

Cerasis

Throughout the course of business, business owners, who may be in the manufacturing, retail, or in another industry, find themselves focusing on innovation. In fact, the annual ChainLink Research Study found innovation to be the top focus for those involved in the manufacturing community. Ultimately, innovation becomes a priority as its priorities align with the needs of IT departments and the overall business. Innovation For IT Departments.

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Revealing the Value of Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace and Defense

DELMIA Quintiq

What aerospace manufacturers need is agility in their design and production processes to help mitigate the variability in supply and demand. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is one innovation in which aerospace companies have significantly invested to try to address some of their unique challenges.

How Do We Know National Network for Manufacturing Innovation is Working? Because China is Copying It.

Cerasis

Editor's note: This is a guest blog from our friend Adam Nager from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation or ITIF. In this post, Adam discusses the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation or NNMI and how it relates to the Made in China 2025 initiative. . model, aggressively integrating Internet of Things technology into manufacturing and targeting specific advanced industries in which they hope to succeed. The Rise of Chinese Manufacturing.

Climate Change will Drive Manufacturing Innovation

QAD

Manufacturing isn’t exempt from this pressure. The manufacturing industry has adopted “Lean” techniques enthusiastically. Lean is about driving out waste from every aspect of manufacturing. Lean thinking helps manufacturers consume less of everything, from packaging and raw materials to energy. So, what does this have to do with innovation? Climate-driven Manufacturing Innovation. Additive Manufacturing. The world is getting warmer.

Join us at the Global Manufacturing Supply Chain Innovation Summit in Singapore

Loftware

Loftware is delighted to be part of the 9 th Global Manufacturing Supply Chain Innovation Summit taking place in Singapore on May 30-31 2019. The event sees leading figures from across the APAC region come together to discuss the latest thoughts, innovations and trends relating to the manufacturing supply chain and identify opportunities to bring onboard new solutions that can support them in achieving their objectives. Supply Chain Manufacturing

Turning New and Creative Ideas into Innovation

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One of the hardest parts of innovation is figuring out where you need to innovate, and the areas that need it the most. But is that considered innovation ? Asking the Right Questions Doesn’t Always Garner Innovative Results. If by some chance the team agrees on the right question (or questions) to ask—the right problem to solve—you can be certain it’s not innovation. Just because an idea isn’t innovative doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do the things people suggest.

Technology Improves Manufacturing Disaster Preparedness

DELMIA Quintiq

Disaster preparedness is imperative everywhere, but that goes double for the manufacturing industry. With the right application of intelligent technologies, manufacturers and supply chain partners can more easily make proactive decisions, like diverting vessels and making other route changes. This branch of technology helps manufacturers on two fronts: backup and disaster recovery. Best Practices Digital Twin Digitalization Manufacturing Natural Resources

How do we Drive Invention to Innovation in Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

At the event, James Rice, MIT, spoke on innovation, and his reflections on Clayton Christensen’s 1997 classic business book, the Innovators Dilemma. This is disruptive innovation. Christensen’s concept is that businesses will reject innovation based on the fact that the customer cannot currently use the innovation delaying the adoption of great ideas. The spark from Invention to Innovation is slow. Invention into Innovation in Planning.

Supply Chain Heroes: Stories of Innovation in Support of COVID-19

Logility

From suits to PPE gowns and masks, from baby wipes to disinfectant wipes, from food service to grocery to food & beverages manufacturers, companies around the world are stepping up to contribute and serve where they can. In this post, we share a few supply chain hero stories about Logility customers who have focused their talent and resources to find innovative ways to support healthcare and other essential workers.

These are the 2018 Manufacturing Trends That will Drive 2.1% Growth In American Manufacturing

Cerasis

Manufacturing is on the cusp of an explosion in growth and innovation in 2018. These facts set the stage for exponential manufacturing growth in 2018. Supply chain executives need to take a few moments to learn more about the top 2018 manufacturing trends that will make it possible. Check Out the Top 2018 Manufacturing Trends. Reshoring is expected to be a major driving force and one of the most important of the 2018 manufacturing trends.

20 Manufacturing Blogs Every Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Distribution, and Logistics Professional Should Read

Cerasis

If you are a regular reader of the Cerasis blog, you know our goal is to educate and inform those in the manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, logistics, and transportation space with best practices, trends, and industry news so that we can create a community of people. This community would not exist if it were not for manufacturing being the core of the other industries. . 20 Manufacturing Blogs You Need to Be Reading. Manufacturing manufacturing blogs

7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt

Cerasis

Leading-edge manufacturers are partnering with providers of warehouse management systems to create customized software and smart robots that help manage the movement, storage and sorting of warehouse inventory. The increasing demand for higher levels of performance and flexibility in warehouse robotics is stimulating some innovative product developments and early adoptions of mobile warehouse robotics.

QAD Tomorrow: What’s Next for Manufacturers?

QAD

Thank you to those of you who joined us for QAD Tomorrow, our virtual thought stream, which was focused on the unforeseen disruption in manufacturing and the new transformation imperative. Are You an Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise?

Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects

Cerasis

There’s more involved in successfully reshoring a foreign manufacturing operation back to the U.S. Reshoring is a hot topic in manufacturing. These “Bring Manufacturing Back” initiatives have many moving parts and require careful planning and execution and very skillful project management. location and the best facility for manufacturing are key components to the overall success of the program. Innovation and Automation.

Trends In Manufacturing: 5 Tangible Technologies are Shaping the Future of Manufacturing Now

Cerasis

Continuous improvement is part of the game in manufacturing. Among the new trends in manufacturing improving the industry, additive manufacturing and cloud-based systems will push manufacturing forward in 2017. In fact, rapid design and lightning-fast prototyping, reports Mark Dohnalek of Manufacturing Business Technology magazine , will allow manufacturers to design and produce products in a few days, if not hours. Manufacturing

Top 3 Priorities for Manufacturing Companies in 2018

Cerasis

Companies are hoping to continue their revenue growth in 2018 by setting priorities for manufacturing in 3 key areas. KLR has released the results of its annual manufacturing industry outlook report , and the optimism following last year’s elections will continue straight through 2017. With promises of tax reform, decreased federal regulations and looser trade agreements, manufacturers have slowly seen revenue growth throughout the U.S. Manufacturing

Small Business Manufacturing in America: Innovate, Design, Develop and Manufacture

Supply Chain View from the Field

To achieve this capability, the company has invested a lot of upfront resources that not a lot of manufacturing companies in North America have today. This gives us a unique business model and helps us influence the parts to ensure that they are optimized for our manufacturing floor, and helps us to influence it so that we can bring to bear our deep market knowledge of the accessories we build for our OEM customers.” I believe this is the new model for American manufacturing.

How to Prepare the Next Generation of Manufacturers

Cerasis

The manufacturing industry has always been a hotbed for innovation and advancement — but it relies heavily on the workers who have the skills and training to fill those jobs. Experts have predicted more than 2 million manufacturing jobs will go unoccupied during the next 10 years, as the baby boomer generation starts to retire. How can we help to prepare the industry for the next generation of manufacturers? Manufacturing

Cliff Morris | The State of Manufacturing

4WL Consulting

C3Nano is a material technology company developing and manufacturing transparent conductive films, the main component in all touch sensors used in phones, tablets, and more. Based in Silicon Valley, they’re fully scaled in California but have operations in China and South Korea, giving Cliff an up-close perspective on offshore manufacturing, supply chain, and more. The top trends impacting manufacturing in the next 3 to 5 years. The Future of Manufacturing.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

In that spirit, we’ve combed the MH&L archives for the most innovative supply chain developments of the past year, as reported in our print magazine, on our website, in our e-newsletters, or our various social media channels. We hope you enjoy this salute to the best of 2018, and we look forward to even more innovations in 2019. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more.

Digital Transformation: An Imperative for Industrial Manufacturing in 2017

Cerasis

Are industrial manufacturers seizing all the opportunities of a more digital world? A recent article suggests that, by 2018, only 30 percent of manufacturers investing in digital transformation will be able to maximize the outcome. Let’s take a look at four reasons why digital transformation is an imperative in 2017 for industrial manufacturers: 1. Manufacturers need to rise to meet these new expectations – and one of the keys is through digital transformation.

Innovations that drive business decisions forward

DELMIA Quintiq

Guy Kawasaki, former Chief Evangelist at Apple, talked about the ways in which companies could think about new methods of driving innovation. Covering wide ground on manufacturing. At the manufacturing track, the speakers covered various topics on production optimization, from constraint-based planning to analytic adoption to an insightful firsthand account of Quintiq’s business operations-supporting capability.

The Journey to the Factory of the Future

DELMIA Quintiq

Not just in hospitals, but our manufacturers who are essential to society and doing their part helping to stop the global pandemic. These manufacturers are on the factory floor continuing to build, construct, create and prepare. Where do you start on your manufacturing transformation journey to achieve the Factory of the Future? Most manufacturers have started some sort of digital transformation initiative to achieve their vision of the factory of the future.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing

Cerasis

We have an employment skills gap , an uncoordinated approach to nurturing innovation, and an export imbalance. Since 2011, the federal government focused on changing this paradigm and made American manufacturing a priority. Under the guidance of the Department of Commerce/NIST , they developed an infrastructure with dedicated funding to rebuild our manufacturing sector. National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, The Infrastructure of Manufacturing Innovation Hubs.

The “First Five” Industrial Manufacturing Trends of 2017

Cerasis

Where and how manufacturers make products for Americans will change in 2017. Current industrial manufacturing trends show the new administration is pushing for reshoring among the nation’s biggest manufacturers, and new technologies are revolutionizing how companies respond to growing skepticism and scrutiny by the public and government oversight as well. Manufacturers must adapt to changing demands, or they will become nothing more than a statistic in history books.

Green Is the New Black: Why Green Manufacturing & Sustainability Matter

Cerasis

In a blog post earlier this year, we noted how since the election, more manufactures have expressed interest in reshoring and avoiding offshoring entirely. However, manufacturers are considering other ways of improving factories and supply chains as well. more companies are turning toward sustainable alternatives and methodologies (like green manufacturing) in boosting competitive advantage and increasing revenue, explains Stuart Hall of Global Manufacturing.

How Can Technology be The Game Changer for Your Manufacturing Business?

Cerasis

Coming back to the context of technology, and its significance in helping manufacturing businesses grow, it is to be mentioned that the benefits of adopting the resource are actually productive due to a lot of reasons. For example, manufacturers and production supervisors can consider roping in digital systems that can help them to monitor productivity, growth, and shortcomings simultaneously. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond.

AGCO: Driving a Digital Manufacturing Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

When her employees kept breaking their tablets on the production floor, Peggy used lean-production thought processes to innovate for new answers. While many employers would have penalized the employees for tablet breakage , Peggy explored the world of wearables to enable her digital manufacturing transformation. AGCO’s culture of innovation policy deployment enabled employees to pioneer a technology solution for manufacturing. Improvement in Digital Manufacturing.

These Top Manufacturing Technology Trends will Fuel a Focus on Customer Experience in 2018

Cerasis

Going back to the Industrial Internet of things (IIoT), the use of Internet-connected technology increases risk in manufacturing. billion in 2018 alone, reports Michael Kotelec of Manufacturing.net , and this will bring a strong, robust boost to efficiency and productivity in manufacturing. Artificial intelligence (AI) tools will reduce delays and simplify customer service across all changes in manufacturing throughout 2018. Manufacturing Technology Trends

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Taking Packaging Manufacturing to New Levels with Digital Technology

QAD

But to keep up in t oday’s rapidly changing business environment, packaging manufacturers must move beyond the concept of digital printing in order to realize the real transformation digital technology brings to manufacturing. Digitally Connected Manufacturing.

The 3 Myths & Current State of American Manufacturing

Cerasis

manufacturers, supply chain, logistics, transportation, and freight management. Today we focus on the realities that we face with American manufacturing. The argument for American manufacturing is clear, and the topic has graced the stages of all political candidates. closely follows China’s lead in manufacturing, and in fact, the U.S. is on track to surpass Chinese manufacturers by 2020, reports Chris Mathews of Fortune magazine. Manufacturers.

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

Meanwhile, in 2016, UPS announced a distributed, on-demand manufacturing network that links its global logistics network with 3D printers at more than 60 UPS Stores across the U.S Furthermore, SAP announced its extended supply chain solutions will be integrated with UPS’s on-demand manufacturing solution and global logistics network to simplify the industrial manufacturing process from digitization, certification, order-to-manufacturing and delivery.

The Manufacturer’s Guide to Digitally-Led Innovation

Oracle SCM

Customers, for example, want manufacturers to anticipate their needs, customize products to their preferences, and deliver impeccable, instant service. New digital technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics offer the promise of real-time production, customer-responsive innovation, and ultra-low operating costs. And global competition is hotter than ever: with an increasing number of emerging countries embracing digital manufacturing at pace.

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Innovations in Inflatable Dunnage Bag Design Dramatically Reduce Damage Rates of Freight Shipments

Cerasis

North American supply chains for manufactured goods depend heavily on trucking. The post Innovations in Inflatable Dunnage Bag Design Dramatically Reduce Damage Rates of Freight Shipments appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. In fact, 72% of all shipments in the United States travel on truck trailers. And according to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation, trucking was the #1 mode of transport for shipments of freight between the U.S.

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