Supply Chain - Articles, Stories & Interviews

BOOSTING PANERA BREAD'S EFFICIENCY WITH CIMON'S PLC AND HMI SOLUTIONS

The initiative aimed not only to streamline operations but also to fit seamlessly within the limited space of retail restaurants, a challenge in the bustling food service industry.

A data-driven approach to supply chain management

On my journey within the manufacturing sector, I've learned that the challenges and trends remain constant, but the approaches to addressing them are continuously evolving. This dynamic presents new opportunities, particularly in fiercely competitive markets.

Don't let delayed ROI delay your investment in smart connected products

Smart connected products can unlock new ways to generate revenue and cost efficiencies. While the payoff may be years away, companies need to invest today to remain not just competitive, but relevant.

A Packaging Look-Ahead for 2024 and Beyond

As packaging converters and their brand/retailer clients look to the future, there are four key areas of focus that are getting a lot of attention: Artificial Intelligence, Sustainability, Automation, and Hiring and Retaining talent.

Specialty Food Manufacturer Meets FDA Requirements and Sustains Growth with MRP Software

Specialty food manufacturer Tait Farm Foods implemented MRP software to get a clear overview of their operation and increase profitability.

Daifuku-Wynright: Manufacturing Visibility & Control with Quickbase

In maintaining equipment required for manufacturing processes, organizations want seamless processes and confidence in their providers. With Quickbase, Daifuku-Wynright has been able to create that peace of mind, and know that they can handle rapidly shifting challenges.

Technology Plays a Key Role in Manufacturing Sector’s Recent Resurgence

The U.S. manufacturing industry is undergoing a significant renaissance, indicating a shift toward a more advanced and sustainable domestic ecosystem. There is a renewed energy behind “Made in the U.S.A.”

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MODEX 2024 - Special News Feature

MODEX 2024 is happening and our special newspage is loaded with news and product announcements from the event.

The secret lives of manufacturing defects - How defects pass through the system undetected

Here Zohar Kantor, chief revenue officer at quality inspection pioneer QualiSense, traces how defects enter the manufacturing process and avoid detection.

A Culture of Proactive Compliance

After establishing a compliance team, the reality of just how big a task this was set in. “As we started tackling it, first you get a couple of questions, then you get 20 questions, and then you realize this could be a full-time job, more than a full-time job.

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Can technology save the planet?

Here, Stefan Reuther, Member of the Executive Board at automation supplier COPA-DATA, reflects on the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual conference - what change is required to achieve the twin transition?

Brooks Instrument Acquires Creative Machining Technology

Acquisition strengthens the company's ability to produce ultrahigh-purity components for critical markets like semiconductor manufacturing

NetLogistik & NextGen Invent Host LinkedIn Live Event on How to Unlock the Future of Supply Chain with AI and Automation

Attendees Gain Insights into Emerging Technologies and Trends

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Parvalux by maxon - AC or DC electric motors for conveyor systems?
Parvalux by maxon - AC or DC electric motors for conveyor systems?

Parvalux by maxon - AC or DC electric motors for conveyor systems?

The material handling industry uses conveyors to ensure that products are distributed effectively, AC or DC motors are chosen depending on the weight it needs to carry and the speed at which it needs to work. Learn which type of conveyor motor might be best for your application and how Parvalux can help you select a geared motor from stock or create a fully custom design.

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ELATEC Inc.

ELATEC designs and manufactures RFID badge, card, and smartphone readers for user authentication and access control to manufacturing equipment. Our readers enable tracking of who performed what operation on what piece of equipment and when for quality control and operator safety. We have been in business for over 30 years. RFID is what we do-it is all we do. And our RFID technology is the most advanced available today. This is why we are a market leader in Europe and experiencing tremendous growth in the US. But as our customers will tell you, it is also due to our exceptional design expertise and technical support. We are easy to work with. And being easy to work with is critical to getting design engineers and product managers to move beyond their limited, traditional supplier base, who we have found is often not delivering the total value the customer needs today or will likely require tomorrow. We have a deep and comprehensive understanding of how to work with manufacturing equipment OEMs. At the core, ELATEC RFID readers are innovative due to their unique, flexible architecture and open API. This ensures smooth and easy integration with hardware systems and back-end software. OEMs and Integrators: you have a choice-a proven choice. We encourage you to discover ELATEC RFID if you have not already and learn what we can do together!