Nick Ostdick

Nick Ostdick is a former college English instructor, journalist, and blogger with several years of experience in the communications and marketing fields working to craft engaging, creative messaging and branding in the education and manufacturing industries. Nick has written extensively on supply chain logistics and processes and works as a member of the flexis marketing team to highlight some of today’s most pressing supply chain topics.

Recent Posts

The Benefits of Forecasting in Planning and Production

March 29, 2018
Forecasting capabilities are a critical tool for today's manufacturing companies in engineering educated guesses relative to demand and production planning.

Why Integrated Planning Means A Better Business Model

February 15, 2018
Integrated planning can be a sleeper value proposition when it comes to help manufacturing companies create better business models.

5 Little Known Facts About Industry 4.0

January 02, 2018
Today's manufacturing companies can still learn, understand, and realize much about Industry 4.0.

The Best of 2017: Our Top 5 Blog Posts of the Year

December 28, 2017
On the top blog posts of the year ranging from Industry 4.0 to digitization of the supply chain

How Big Data Drives Manufacturing Efficiency

December 26, 2017
Big Data is a core driver in helping today's manufacturing companies increase the efficiency of their planning and production programs.

How Intelligent Planning Impacts Manufacturing Efficiency

December 21, 2017
Intelligent planning can be a core driver in helping manufacturing companies increase the efficiency of their production programs.

Do Transport Logistics Add Business Value?

December 19, 2017
Transport logistics have a critical part to play in helping manufacturing companies increase business value.

Can Digitization Eliminate Planning Silos?

December 14, 2017
Digitization can be a valuable tool in helping today's manufacturing companies eliminate planning silos and increase the efficacy of their planning processes.

Production Scheduling and The Impact On Customer Relations

December 12, 2017
Production scheduling gives planners and managers a critical tool for ensuring the efficiency of production programs and enhancing customer relations.

The Keys To Successful Supply Chain Digitization

November 30, 2017
Manufacturing companies must understand a handful of critical elements to ensure successful supply chain digitization.

How Machine Learning Impacts Manufacturing and Logistics

November 28, 2017
Machine learning can be a critical tool for manufacturing and logistics companies when it comes coordinating various elements of supply chain management.

The Value of Transport Planning

November 23, 2017
A transport planning solution has a number of critical value propositions for today's manufacturing companies in leveraging productivity and efficiency.

The Importance of Job Shop Scheduling

November 21, 2017
Job shop scheduling is a critical tool for companies in enhancing their manufacturing processes, but also in understanding the strength of their supply chains.

How Real-Time Enhances Planning and Production

November 16, 2017
Real-time capability is a core element of helping manufacturing companies increase the efficency of their planning and production programs.

A Demand Capacity Planning FAQ

November 14, 2017
Companies can leverage a number of critical value propositions from understanding and realizing the importance of demand capacity planning.

What’s So Modern About Postmodern ERP

November 09, 2017
Understanding postmodern ERP can unlock a number of significant advantages for today's manufacturing and logistics companies.

Can Transport Logistics Reduce Risk?

November 07, 2017
Transport logistics can provide manufacturing companies a critical tool in reducing the risks associated with global supply chain management.
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