The Current State of Supply Chain Data Quality

The implementation of strategic data quality capabilities can make or break a business. Many businesses suffer the consequences of risks and excess costs without ever understanding the root cause to be poor data quality or integration.

Three Manufacturing Tips to Strengthen America's Competitiveness & Maintain National Security

Everything from pandemic production pivots to Suez Canal blockages shows the unpredictability of supply and demand. Unanticipated impacts to manufacturing processes are imminent, but there are three key considerations to mitigate the impact on business operations:

Accelerating Digital Transformation to Support Post-Pandemic Growth

We have reached a tipping point to reengineer our end-to-end supply chains. Resilience across the entire value chain is critical. You must have the systems in place and ensure there is no over-dependence on any one partner, country, or region.

Supply Chain Overlap: Manufacturers, Distributors, and Retailers

Cloud-native supply chain solutions for wholesale distributors, specialty retailers, and discrete manufacturers are critical because each is stuck in the financial quicksand of inventory decisions. Refining pricing strategies are required to achieve financial goals.

How to Choose the Right PCB Manufacturer

While keeping a budget in mind is necessary for any business decision, there are places you shouldn't cut corners-and that is especially true for PCB and electronic manufacturing.

3 Steps to Supply Chain Resilience and Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

The challenges facing the manufacturing industry are many. And as the current health crisis continues, the future is an unknown landscape. To survive and ultimately thrive, companies must increase profitability, supply chain resilience, and embrace new technologies.

B2B eCommerce Digital Transformation Best-Practice Workflow Automation Engine

COVID has accelerated the B2B eCommerce digital transformation. B2B buyers five years ago are diametrically different from today's buyers. B2B buyers in the next decade will morph in ways which cannot be imagined today.

3D PRINTING & THE SUPPLY CHAIN

Today a growing number of robust plastic and metal 3D printing technologies exist with the accuracy and repeatability required for use in end-use part and component production, and the palette of materials is extensive.

Reshoring or…rightshoring? - Why a successful reshoring strategy must focus on quality

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of long, complex supply chains. It has also shown how reliant many US and European companies are on the overseas supply of critical items, bringing to the fore a long-debated issue-are we ready to reshore?

Goodbye Globalization: Why the Post-Pandemic Supply Chain Needs Additive Manufacturing

In the wake of the global COVID-19 supply chain nightmares, additive manufacturing has significant implications for improving supply chain resiliency for many manufacturing companies. This is especially the case for companies using a just-in-time methodology.

POLITICS AND SUPPLY CHAINS COLLIDE AS THE TREND TOWARDS LOCALISATION IS ACCELERATED BY COVID-19

Global organisations are turning to multi-sourcing and regional supply chains; COVID-19 has accelerated a rethink of supply chains, prioritising flexibility and robustness; Domestic politics and geopolitics impact supply chains as Brexit, elections and rival superpowers clash.

September 2020 Guest Opinion: Keeping the Lights on for a "Lights Out" Future

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.

Forward, Toward a New Normal - A transitional playbook for resuming manufacturing operations in the [hopefully soon to be post] Covid-19 Era

As companies and their workforces emerge from their forced coronavirus hiatus, a clear picture of a "new normal" for the manufacturing business and its employees remains elusive, with only hazy possibilities and vague pathways forward.

IoT Aiding Supply Chain Improvements

Getting everything you can out of your technology and processes has never been more critical. In supply chain management and logistics, there is a new way to streamline your operations.

Procurement Technology - What it Can and Cannot Replace in a Manufacturer's Journey Towards Supply Chain Resilience and Agility

This article reviews the key elements in supplier management for manufacturers and how Source-to-Pay procurement technology can support the journey towards supply chain resilience and agility in times of crisis.

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