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According to Grainger, some of the sweetest low hanging fruit for a cost conscious company is actually in your MRO inventory.
Five real-world examples of how converting data into action can transform your business.
In 2014, organizations were caught off guard by the increase in advanced threats targeting vulnerabilities within business-critical applications. In order to ensure that this information is secured, manufacturing organizations must implement measures that eliminate any and all threats to the business before they evolve.
As manufacturing companies look toward the fast-growth areas of their business in favor of reducing non-core assets, M&A has become an effective strategy. However, from a data perspective, manufacturers must take the right steps to ensure proper quality and migration for all enterprise data involved.
To many small companies, the thought of lean manufacturing is a business principle traditionally reserved for the big companies — such as Boeing or General Motors. Yet with the rapid proliferation of technology and cloud computing, “going lean” has never been so easy for small shops.
In the last five to ten years, the use of online ordering — via a desk top or mobile device — has skyrocketed in the industrial MRO space. But it’s not always as easy as simply hopping on a website and tracking down a very specific product. Speed, compliance, and spend management are all significant factors in this process.
As the Internet of Things (IoT) moves into the industrial space, studies show 86 percent of manufacturers are investing in IoT as they go after an estimated $4 trillion in benefits for manufacturing applications. Why now? The cost of sensors, networking, storage and computing have dropped dramatically.
What maintenance technicians are accomplishing through wireless mobile devices is revolutionizing factory efficiency.
Manufacturing Business Technology consults with safety expert Nino Granatiero, Vice President, Safety and Marketing for Grainger, to go over common safety issues Grainger witnesses with its manufacturing customers, and how it works to help customers streamline some of these critical efforts within a manufacturing environment.
Cloud ERP lets companies focus on delivering the customized products and services now in demand, rather than worry about the limitations of their aging legacy system.
Sansa Security, a provider of embedded security technologies, today announced that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) in the hopes of accelerating the growth of the industrial Internet and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
While manufacturers have made huge strides into the digital world, the biggest challenge continues to evolve around Big Data. Although Big Data can translate into big revenue, many companies are unable to fully utilize its potential.
Operations leaders at small and mid-sized manufacturing companies have no shortage of stress. Much of the burden of bringing in jobs on-time and on-budget falls on you, which explains the thirst for visibility and hawkish attention to detail regarding everything on the shop floor.
Measuring the overall performance of your supply chain can be boiled down to a few key questions. Is the supply chain acquiring the things your organization needs? Is it providing customers with the things they need? And is it doing it all in the right time and for the right price?
James Fox, head of cyber defense services at KPMG, and Craig Richardson, CEO at Wynyard Group, discuss the ways companies can prepare for and protect themselves from cyberattacks.
While there’s no one-size-fits all approach to costing, manufacturers should take a close look at their current method to ensure it generates data that enables management to drive the business forward.
In 2008, General Motors conducted internal training for its engineers on how to document product risks, including bans of the words ‘defect’ and ‘problem’. Well-intended or a shameful legal dodge, the training skirted around the problem instead of attacking it head-on.
Automation levels the playing field for goods-to-person distribution against the mobile and electronic commerce explosion.
Managing extended sales channels — the distributors and resellers who deliver products to end customers — has been a largely intuitive process, relying on ‘hip pocket’ estimates, lacking in visibility and accountability, and too often isolated from central enterprise supply chain planning.
Much has been written about the process of transferring the digital rendered designs to the shop floor so the right product is built. The challenge is that quite often what was designed isn’t actually built.
A staggering 43 percent of U.S. companies have experienced a data breach in the last year according to the Ponemon Institute. Despite the rise in breaches, 27 percent of companies didn't have a data breach response plan or team in place.
Establishing new customer engagement opportunities is a top priority for manufacturers who are looking to build brand loyalty plus meet the expectations of the highly demanding Millennial consumer.
Today’s social media age has led consumers to embrace companies that are straightforward and explicit in all external communications. However, logistics companies that handle sensitive commodities must be savvy with their communication strategy in order to preserve customers’ privacy and security.
As the impending OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) deadline of June 15, 2015 approaches, businesses are faced with the urgent need to define their strategy for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Here are 7 key questions related to these challenges that organizations need to ask in moving forward with a GHS initiative.
Frictionless D2C ecommerce represents the best way forward for manufacturers to take advantage of the ever-increasing growth of online sales while still maintaining that sales through their existing retail partners aren’t negatively impacted.
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