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.

5 Predictions for Advanced Analytics in 2018

June 28, 2018
Each year, topics like big data, advanced analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence dominate conversations about supply chain technology, becoming the focus of increasing amounts of speculation as the real power of these technologies becomes clearer and more apparent.

Why You Should Never Do Job Shop Scheduling in Excel

June 26, 2018
Fun fact: In computer science, job shop scheduling is considered an NP-hard problem, which in this case means that the problem is complex enough that there is no known algorithm that can solve it quickly under all circumstances.

6 Important Industry 4.0 Statistics to Know

June 21, 2018
In the spirit of turning data into insights, here are six important statistics about Industry 4.0 to consider as you navigate the complexity of the modern supply chain.

The Freight Forwarder's Guide to Industry 4.0

June 12, 2018
If Industry 4.0, which has been touted as the fourth industrial revolution, has an impact that is remotely comparable to those of its predecessors, then it’ll be remembered for a lot more than just powering the smart factory.