In a recent study sponsored by JDA Software, conducted by Peerless Research Group, on behalf of Supply Chain Management Review, 140 supply chain executives offered input on their current supply chain infrastructures.
Die casting is a very popular manufacturing method. It can create components with the strength required by structural applications and with the surface finish required for aesthetic applications. Consequently, it has been chosen as the manufacturing process of choice in thousands of applications.
Manufacturing.net recently surveyed its readers to understand their ERP usage and needs. This report looks at those results and includes industry insights and trends from ERP systems and software vendors including: where these solutions are today; how companies prefer to have their systems hosted; the biggest challenges for ERP systems; and where the systems are headed.
It pays to have good ideas for new products—especially if your company can turn its ideas into new products faster than the competition.
In technology markets, speed to market is essential—especially since product innovation cycles can often be measured in just a few months. Thin margins and volatile inventory levels mean production needs to be as efficient as possible, and complex processes need to be streamlined.
Challenges: • Transparency of real-time production to schedule • Actual labor costs exceeding standard costs • Understanding effects of shift changes and resource shifts from line to line • Visibility to real-time overall equipment effectiveness and line productivity and reducing production line change over time.
As the “farm-to-fork continuum” assesses potential cyber vulnerabilities in its critical infrastructure, escalating cyber security threats, advancing technologies and increasingly stringent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cyber security requirements call for immediate action.
Operations where plant floors, front offices, and suppliers operate in independent silos, where managers have only hazy visibility into downtime and quality problems, and where the root causes of inefficiencies are rarely understood or addressed. To get ahead, modern manufacturers are adopting new plant architectures that enable a portfolio of enhanced and new capabilities.
Our world has been radically transformed by digital technology– smart phones, tablets, and web-enabled devices have altered the way we manage production and do commerce. At the same time, technology has enabled a new generation of criminals to gain access to information assets. In the Manufacturing sector, economic security is directly linked to cyber security, and theft of valuable Intellectual Property can be crippling.
According to the Identity Theft Resource Center 2014 data breach report, 42% of all reported breaches in 2014 have occurred in the healthcare category. The number represents reported breaches; however, many entities have not yet discovered that they have been compromised, and are thus exposing connected business affiliates to cyber threats by association.
This whitepaper details how job shops characterized by a high mix of parts produced in relatively low volumes can take advantage of lean manufacturing principles to become more profitable and more competitive.
Manufacturers today face an incredibly volatile environment that requires a highly agile and flexible IT infrastructure. As a result, many organizations are turning to cloud computing to streamline and simplify IT while reducing overall costs.
In a world of exploding market complexity, being relevant to customers by providing the best possible customer experience and service is indispensable in growing the business. In practical terms, this means companies have to become more agile and responsive to customer needs.
In today’s quickly evolving global economy, manufacturers must contend with many issues affecting profitability.The location of manufacturing operations is one of the most basic, strategic decisions. In efforts to control production costs manufacturers have often outsourced labor intensive processes to nations with typically low wages.
Today’s manufacturers face a wider range of challenges than ever before-most notably, greater, more varied competition and the complexities of a globally extended supply chain.