How Industry 4.0 is Changing Product Life Cycles

October 25, 2018
Modern product life cycles involve a lot of prototyping, and it has historically been difficult to know in advance what the result of any given change or adjustment might be. Luckily, Industry 4.0 is rapidly changing the journeys that products take from conception to production.

5 Crucial Transport Logistics Stats to Know

October 18, 2018
Logistics 4.0, digital logistics, modern transport logistics: whatever you want to call it, the new paradigm emerging in the world of transporting goods from production plants to consumers is gaining steam rapidly.

6 Supply Chain Management Statistics to Know

October 09, 2018
In the spirit of data-driven decision-making in the automotive supply chain, here are a few statistics that might be important for supply chain managers to know going forward.

5 Key Benefits of Logistics 4.0

October 02, 2018
Logistics 4.0 is to old-school transport management as navigating without a GPS is to driving with a smartphone: it boosts connectivity and eases pain points at every turn.

What Industry 4.0 Will Mean for Your Employees

September 27, 2018
The first three industrial revolutions changed the nature of work and the daily lives of workers. Will Industry 4.0 do the same?

Industry Report: Automation in the Supply Chain

September 13, 2018
These days, when most people think of automation, one of their first thoughts is of self-driving cars. What many people don’t realize, as they picture themselves magically napping away their morning commutes, is that when it comes to autonomous vehicles there are actually six levels of autonomy.

The Logistics 4.0 Tipping Point

September 06, 2018
As we approach the era of Logistics 4.0, a number of factors will contribute to its fast-approaching tipping point, including smart factories and the global supply chain.

What Industry 4.0 Will Mean for Your Planning Workflows

September 04, 2018
Imagine you own and operate a pin factory at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. One day, you come in and announce to your workers that you’ll be implementing steam powered machinery into your production processes. How would your workers respond, and what can that tell us about Industry 4.0?

The Marriage of Industry 4.0 and Job Shop Scheduling

August 28, 2018
What, exactly, is it that makes Industry 4.0 and job shop scheduling a match made in heaven?

How Logistics 4.0 Will Impact Supply Chain Management

August 14, 2018
Logistics 4.0 is more than just an emerging component of Industry 4.0—it's a powerful connecting force in the global supply chain.

Is Your Supply Chain Ready to Go Digital?

August 07, 2018
As more and more businesses go digital, a digital supply chain is quickly becoming a necessity in the automotive and manufacturing worlds.

5 Key Elements of Logistics 4.0

August 02, 2018
What are the distinct elements that define Logistics 4.0 systems? How do these elements incorporate the logic of Industry 4.0, and how do they build on the logistics paradigms of the past?

Production Scheduling 101: Tackling the Job Shop Problem

July 31, 2018
How do we reconcile the difficulty of scheduling production in a job shop with the obvious value that it presents for many businesses, and what can that tell us about the future of job shop scheduling?

Why Your Customers Can't Wait for Industry 4.0

July 17, 2018
As businesses work to adopt Industry 4.0 principles into their supply chains, even OEMs essentially become service providers.

How ENisco Mastered Job Shop Scheduling (Case Study)

July 12, 2018
To help you as you navigate the hurdles inherent in job shop scheduling, we’re happy to present a case study on ENisco’s successful attempt to master the job shop problem.

Is Your Factory Ready for Industry 4.0?

July 10, 2018
Because Industry 4.0 relies so heavily on machine-to-machine communication (with an eye towards autonomous machine decision making), there is a high standard for the necessary level of digitization.

5 Logistics Trends to Watch Out For

July 05, 2018
Though many of the impending changes in the world of logistics will no doubt seem daunting, they will also present new opportunities for businesses to grow and gain competitive advantages. Here are a few of the most interesting emerging logistics trends to watch out for.