Traditionally, time, cost and a lack of resources put severe limits on procurement professionals' supplier vetting process. But traditions are changing.
A total preventive and predictive maintenance program is absolutely essential to an efficient,...
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Asset Performance Management (APM), like so many other evolving enterprise applications is beginning to move to the cloud. The advanced analytics and the big data aspects of asset reliability are well-suited to amalgamation in the cloud. The level of confidence in a prediction is often dependent on the quantity of the data used to make the prediction.
The smaller the world becomes, the more essential a strong working telecom connection to other parts of the world will be to your manufacturing operations. But to make the most of worldwide connections, now is the time to consider your communication needs and begin to make your roadmap for execution.
In this day and age, due to such aggressive attacks by hackers, every company should assume that they have been or will be hacked. Activate founder Michael Wolf discusses cybersecurity in the wake of the Heartbleed bug and recent company hack attacks.
HTML5 technology permits a radical simplification in document access across the entire supply chain. Because there are only basic prerequisites in equipping users in the supply chain with the ability to access important documents, this technology is truly revolutionary.
While the e-commerce business model can certainly lead to increased sales and greater customer satisfaction for retailers, it has placed more pressure on manufacturers and distributors.
Information and best practices for identifying and avoiding counterfeit electrical products.
A discussion regarding the use of performance guarantees and service level agreements to establish contractual metrics that allows both customer and vendor the opportunity to assess objectively the other party’s performance under the contract.
As we look at staying competitive in an ever-changing global market, the value of connectivity — connected people, processes and technology — cannot be underestimated. Manufacturers must implement a fully connected framework for top asset performance and strategic data analysis.
A new report recommends that auto companies strengthen industry collaboration, worker training and career opportunities in order to resolve a worsening talent crisis in their supply chains.
Finding and utilizing the right ERP system is a great way to streamline a company’s manufacturing process, minimize miscommunication and disconnect amongst your employees, and decrease the resulting errors
Tech expert and Chief Technology Officer at SRV Network, Inc., Karl Volkman, returns to give his tips for catching a hacker.
Michiel Schipperus, CEO of integrated e-commerce provider Sana Commerce, spoke with Manufacturing Business Technology recently about the transformation of (B2B) manufacturing business.
The ERP is the lifeblood of most of the manufacturing industry, but that industry is changing fast and most can’t keep up.
To improve your company’s overall efficiency, rather than looking at the next big program that hits the market, the answer to better gains might very well be to simply re-organize your existing BI system.
Consumers today have more information and options available to them than ever before. To stay competitive in this fast-paced digital world, manufacturers must take a hard look at their digital marketing and e-commerce strategies.
Now is the time for manufacturers to consider revamping how they track supply chain networks. Here are the top three reasons why.
This week, Greg Goodwin of LNS research is counting down the top 5 asset performance trends in the manufacturing sector.
Each year, OSHA names the most cited violations it encountered during its workplace safety inspections that year. The seminar, “Avoiding OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations,” provided insight on the most frequently issued citations and industry best practices for reducing the hazards
As strides in mobile technology are made, it’s becoming possible for anyone on the manufacturing floor with a mobile device to live-stream what they’re seeing to experts who can help with problem resolution in real time.
Tapping the full potential of smart, connected devices hinges on having physical security and access-control technologies and processes capable of protecting the new streams of industrial data.
A look at the top five most common software validation and documentation questions asked by others in FDA regulated industries and best practices for meeting the guidelines.
How to know when it’s time to replace your homegrown ERP system.
If your plant-level ERP is perfectly tailored to your business, but corporate has standardized on a common platform at the corporate level, can the two coexist?
When fears are prevalent, openness and creativity are replaced by ‘watching your back’ and ‘looking good,’ and when those drive you, you will never truly succeed.
A holistic approach to 5S lean implementation is an effective system in driving the successful standardization of process flows, automation codes, process control methodologies and spec details of process across two distinctly different fabs.
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