Supply chain visibility and diversification have become top priorities for manufacturers, retailers and logistic providers. Today, they are faced with challenges they never expected, but - luckily - they are using new technologies to solve them.
New Orders and Production Growing; Employment Contracting; Supplier Deliveries Slowing at Faster Rate; Backlog Growing; Raw Materials Inventories Contracting; Customers' Inventories Too Low; Prices Increasing; Exports and Imports Growing
Automating packaging processes can improve productivity, quality and safety on site. Unsurprisingly then, it has become a crucial investment for packaging facilities. But, where do you start?
Packaging and labels contain key information on food products and drugs. A minor mistake on either could have serious repercussions that impact a product's safety, regulatory compliance and consumers' satisfaction.
The factory in a box could be located in front of a hospital, next to a shopping center, or near a school. The integrated air-conditioning system with air purification filters makes production possible even in places with high risk of viral contamination.
According to an industry survey, the majority of food manufacturing companies are expecting to increase production. However, the same study suggested automation does not offer enough flexibility to fulfil an increase in production.
Within the realm of manufacturing, one thing is abundantly clear: supply chains are intrinsically tied and vulnerable to just about everything in our world today.
When the manufacturing industry emerges out of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will see the rapid trend of digitalization. However, to achieve maximum success - this will only happen if manufacturers finally deal with the challenge of data silos!
Using proven software and hardware, Siemens has developed a unique workplace distancing solution that helps manufacturers to simulate and manage employee exposure risks while enabling productivity throughout their facilities
Whether it is because they are switching production from clothing to personal protective equipment (PPE) or because their regular suppliers are suddenly unavailable, many procurement teams are now searching for new suppliers under significant time pressure.
Precision Beryllium mirror manufacturer, Cambridge Technology, explains how the use of best-in-class interferometry hardware and software solutions has streamlined its manufacturing processes and added efficiencies as well as time and cost-savings across the company.
You can find plenty of general health guidelines, but you need to know actionable specifics. OSHA released a list of safety measures for manufacturers, but it doesn't go into much detail.
Design is the foundation of any engineering project, even at the component level. Once engineers have established the desired function of a device or machine, it's important that they develop the right components to carry out that function.
"It's so rare that we get to show some of the capabilities we have, especially one that has gone through finish machining, says Scott Woida, President ADDere, "I think it gives a new perspective to what is possible with the technology."
When attached to shipment containers, the IoT affords manufacturers insight into what's happening at each point of the supply chain, thereby assuring their products reach their destinations in a safe and timely manner.
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