How S&OE Will Impact the Manufacturing Industry

September 03, 2019
S&OE picks up where S&OP leaves off, with short-term logistics plans that have a huge impact on your shipping and your customer's experience.

What is Every Part Every Interval?

July 23, 2019
Every part every interval (EPEI) is a lean manufacturing methodology that focuses on production blocks to keep the supply chain moving smoothly.

How Big Data is Helping Modern Manufacturers

July 02, 2019
Big Data and advanced analytics are paving the way for Industry 4.0 in modern manufacturing.

5 Unique Challenges in Furniture Logistics

June 06, 2019
Furniture manufacturers face a host of supply chain logistics challenges that are unique to their industry. How can planners cope with these challenges?

Agile vs. Lean Manufacturing: What’s the Difference?

April 16, 2019
What is lean manufacturing, and how is it different from agile manufacturing?

How Customer Expectations Are Changing the Manufacturing Industry

February 21, 2019
Henry Ford wanted the general public to stop thinking of cars as a luxury and start considering them an attainable goal for working class buyers. How did he do it? By making cars cheaply enough that they could be purchased (the story goes) by the very factory workers who were helping to build them.

5 Benefits of Supply Chain Integration

January 08, 2019
How is baseball like supply chain integration? Effective strategy in both requires a lot of intra-organizational communication and visibility.

The Benefits of Inbound Pull in Modern Logistics

December 13, 2018
What does mixology have to do with modern logistics? They can both demonstrate the value of pull-based planning.

How (and Why) to Improve Your Forecasts with Demand Sensing

December 04, 2018
The introduction of real-time technology into the supply chain has led to the rise of demand sensing in modern forecasting workflows. But what is demand sensing, and why should you care?

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.

Order Slotting in the Automotive Supply Chain

October 23, 2018
How do you answer thorny questions about demand, capacity, and inventory management in a way that yields smooth production scheduling and minimum of slowdowns? One potential answer is to implement order slotting.

Match Game: Choosing the Right Container for the Right Parts

September 18, 2018
How is container management like moving into a new home? They both get a lot harder with limited visibility.

5 Key Strategies for Improving Operational Capacities

July 19, 2018
In order to remain competitive in the world of modern manufacturing, production planners are constantly searching for new ways to derive more value from their operations via improved operational capacities.

How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact the Global Supply Chain

May 15, 2018
We’ve spoken a bit on this blog about the impact that artificial intelligence and machine learning can have on a given company’s supply chaining planning and day-to-day operations, but what impact does this technology stand to make on the global supply chain as a whole?

New Frontiers: 3D Printing and Industry 4.0 

March 22, 2018
Also known as 3D printing, additive manufacturing makes widespread use of data, IoT devices, and digital workflows, making it a perfect fit for Industry 4.0 environments.

What's So Modern About Modern Manufacturing?

February 20, 2018
On what makes modern manufacturing so modern, including postmodern erp, digitization, and sales & operations execution (S&OE)

How to Get the Most from Your Advanced Analytics

February 08, 2018
On getting the most from your big data advanced analytics through lean manufacturing, postmodern erp, and having a dig data road map
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