Is Industry 4.0 Technology Worth the Cost?

April 21, 2020
Implementing Industry 4.0 technology doesn't come cheap, but is it worth it in the long run?

How Can Advanced Analytics Drive Growth in Manufacturing?

March 05, 2020
Can a smarter supply chain powered by advanced analytics help manufacturers grow their businesses? In the Industry 4.0 era the answer is a resounding yes.

The Top 5 Challenges for Manufacturers in 2019

October 15, 2019
The manufacturing sector weathers upheavals and changing market conditions constantly, here are our top 5 challenges you need to be ready for in 2019.

5 Interesting Facts About the IoT

September 24, 2019
The Internet of Things (IoT) is here, are you ready to integrate this exciting emerging technology into your supply chain?

What Is Reference Sequencing?

August 29, 2019
Reference sequencing can help modern manufacturers to reduce buffer stock and improve agility--provided they can attain a high level of visibility first.

5 Predictions for Manufacturing in 2020

August 08, 2019
Increases in distributed manufacturing, AI, machine learning, and advanced analytics will bring changes to global manufacturing in the coming years.

Manufacturers: When is There Risk in Taking on a New Customer?

June 25, 2019
sales and operations (S&OP) planners can better understand their risk levels by employing supply chain integration and advanced analytics workflows.

4 Surprising Uses for Real-time Information in the Supply Chain

August 30, 2018
In recent years, real-time information has become a key value-added proposition for bolstering efficiency and decreasing waste in modern supply chains. Is this technology being utilized to its maximum effect, or are there still new use-cases for real-time information?

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?

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.

A Time for Everything: Seasonality in Modern Manufacturing

February 27, 2018
On seasonality in modern manufacturing, rogue seasonality, and advanced analytics

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.

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in the Automotive Industry

May 30, 2017
As artificial intelligence becomes more common, the automotive industry will experience significant changes in terms of production and supply chain management.

Is Big Data Really Here to Stay?

April 25, 2017
Despite the debate, Big Data remains a powerful tool for manufacturing companies to increase the accuracy of their planning and production cycles.

5 Key Elements of Industry 4.0

April 20, 2017
There's much misinformation about how Industry 4.0 came to be and how companies can deploy Industry 4.0 as a core driver of modernized, intelligent production.

How Industry 4.0 Will Change the Manufacturing Industry

March 23, 2017
Industry 4.0 is built upon the concepts of end-to-end visibility, agility, and efficiency across each touch point of the automotive value chain.

flexis Perspectives: The Impact of Industry 4.0 on the Global Manufacturing Industry

January 05, 2017
flexis VP Robert Recknagel discusses what Industry 4.0 is (and isn't) and explores the ways that technology should support the migration to Industry 4.0.
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