HWI Unleashes Continuous Innovation

Logistics Viewpoints

They view their implementation of a tightly integrated suite of applications delivered in a public cloud infrastructure from Oracle as a platform on which they can build to help drive continuous innovation. HarbisonWalker International Manufactures and Distributes Refractory Products.

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

GlobalTranz

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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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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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. So, what does this have to do with innovation? Additive Manufacturing.

Oracle’s Point of View on Continuous Innovation

Logistics Viewpoints

Executives from HarbisonWalker International are talking about how their broad implementation of Oracle Cloud applications allowed them to unleash continuous innovation. Jeff and I discussed the concept of continuous innovation. Jeff Stiles is the VP Solutions Marketing at Oracle.

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

GlobalTranz

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.

My Failure Of Using Design Thinking To Drive Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain Shaman

This post focuses on my failure to use design thinking to spark innovation with supply chain teams and my lessons learned. Today, six years later, I reflect on the gaps of the methodology as it applies to supply chain innovation. Supply chain management is a team sport.

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.

Turning New and Creative Ideas into Innovation

QAD

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. Reaching Beyond Existing Solutions to Innovate.

Using Digitization to Unlock Supply Chain Value for Manufacturers

ivalua

The role that procurement plays in manufacturing organizations is a difficult one. Procurement needs digitization at its core to enable automation, efficiency, and innovation within the supply chain. Digitization Benefit #4: Enabling Innovation. Manufacturing

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.

What Is Lean Manufacturing

The Supply Chain Journal

Time, resources, man-hours, supplies, and capacity are just some of the critical areas where an approach known as lean manufacturing is vital. To fully embrace streamlined and sustainable manufacturing within the supply chain network is essential for freight payment and order fulfillment.

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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

Philip Morris Drives Manufacturing Insights Using A Digital Twin

Supply Chain Shaman

The goal is to transition from fads to drive true innovation. In our pandemic research, we interviewed thirty manufacturers. To gain insights, we interviewed Alexandros Skandalakis, Director of Manufacturing Capacity, reporting to operations/manufacturing globally within Philip Morris.

A Brief Report on the Pharmaceutical Innovation in Manufacturing Summit

Kinaxis

by Hans Velthuizen This week I attended the 5 th Annual Pharmaceutical Innovation in Manufacturing Summit near Heathrow. Although the conference was situated in the Edwardian style Radisson hotel neatly decorated with Persian rugs, brass-railed staircases and chandeliers, the location stood in sharp contrast with the innovative character of the Summit.

How To Achieve A Successful Digital Transformation In Manufacturing

IQMS

Bottom Line: To achieve lasting success with any digital transformation strategy, manufacturers must put employees first then selectively focus on technologies that enable every member of their team to excel and stay connected.

Packaging Manufacturing Predictions Post-Pandemic

QAD

Here’s how packaging manufacturing has evolved during the pandemic. The level of complexity in packaging manufacturing has increased rapidly, and in order to manage it, so has the wider use of digital technology. Manufacturers will also mount a greater effort to manage risk.

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

GlobalTranz

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.

7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt

GlobalTranz

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.

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

GlobalTranz

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

Post-Pandemic Supply Chains: A Prognosis from Johnson & Johnson

MIT Supply Chain

How a global manufacturer has learned some vital lessons about managing uncertainty and planning for the future Meri Stevens, Worldwide Vice President of Supply Chain, Consumer Health and Deliver at Johnson & Johnson speaks with MIT CTL Director Prof.

Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects

GlobalTranz

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.

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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Digital Transformation in High-Tech Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

Discover how the Virtual Twin Experience can Accelerate Manufacturing Innovation. However, it can be a major challenge for High-Tech manufacturers to maintain the throughput required to meet the growing demand for components, devices and machines while keeping operations within budget.

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. The top trends impacting manufacturing in the next 3 to 5 years. The Future of 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. The top trends impacting manufacturing in the next 3 to 5 years. The Future of Manufacturing.

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.

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.

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.

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

GlobalTranz

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

GlobalTranz

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

8 Steps to Building Supply Chain Resilience for Manufacturers in a Post-Covid World

ivalua

One such organization was Navistar, a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, busses and proprietary engines that recently participated in a series of CPO interviews conducted by Ivalua and Art of Procurement.

How to Prepare the Next Generation of Manufacturers

GlobalTranz

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

Why The Future Of Smart Manufacturing Starts With Connected Workers

IQMS

Bottom Line: Providing connected workers and teams with the tools they need to excel onsite and remotely while enabling shop floor operations to transition from one manufacturing process to another is the essence of smart manufacturing today.

National Inventors’ Day: Celebrating the Heroes of Manufacturing

QAD

Every year on Thomas Alva Edison’s birthday, the United States celebrates National Inventors’ Day to honor the contributions of inventors whose inventions have revolutionized innovation and growth in the United States. Which Inventors Revolutionized Manufacturing?