Category: Logistics

Design &Planning, Logistics, Process

The Challenges and Opportunities of OT & IT Integration

October 11, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

The convergence of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) is one of the key mantras of smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0. OT typically refers to the control and automation technologies supporting physical equipment and processes, and was once intentionally […]

Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Why Honda is spending on shrinking segment

October 9, 2017

Via: Automotive News

On its face, the announcement was a head-scratcher. Honda, an automaker known for its conservative approach to expanding production globally, revealed in September that it was adding 300 new jobs in Ohio and pumping $267 million into production of the […]

Design &Planning, Logistics, Process, Production

Rockwell Automation Continues to Expand MES Applications to Increase Flexibility, Ease Entry to Smart Manufacturing

August 24, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Rockwell Automation continues to build out its scalable MES applications to allow operations to configure their environment without programming, add more applications, increase DCS process system integration, and expand deployment options. A new suite of capabilities improves functionality across its […]

Logistics, Process

Identifying Mission-Critical Parts and the Impact On Your Supply Chain

August 14, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Transformation

Managing a factory is by no means an easy task. Chances are, you have your hands full between supervising workers and overseeing production processes. All these are necessary for keeping the factory in working order. What would happen if you had […]

Logistics, Process

Why Strengthening the U.S. Supply Chain is Critical to Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing

July 20, 2017

Via: the Alliance for American Manufacturing

MForesight looks at the importance of suppliers to manufacturers. A chain is only as strong as its weakest leak — and that’s definitely true in manufacturing. MForesight: Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight, a federally-funded national consortium focused on enhancing U.S. manufacturing, […]

Logistics, Process

Supply and Demand: 4 Tips for Moving and Maintaining Inventory

June 29, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Transformation

Inventory management is an important aspect of business, no matter if you own a large company or a small business. There are several problems that make inventory management a little difficult. The following are four tips to help improve your […]

Logistics, Process

Top 10 States for Logistics

June 28, 2017

Via: Industry Week

The 2017 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card, compiled by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, recently doled out rankings on how states have done in the areas of manufacturing and logistics. To measure the […]

Logistics, Process

The fulfillment threat

June 6, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

When we think of managing logistics and fulfillment in mid-market manufacturing, we think about the challenges of coordinating shipping, managing the communication process (order status, customer follow up, etc.), maintaining dealer and distribution networks, and keeping the customer service process […]

Logistics, Process

BMW to Seek Compensation From Bosch for Car-Production Stoppage

May 30, 2017

Via: Industry Week

BMW AG will seek compensation from Robert Bosch GmbH, after missing parts for models including the bestselling 3-Series sedan caused production stoppages in Germany, China and South Africa. A lack of steering gears supplied by Bosch, the world’s largest car […]

Logistics, Process

With Expanded R&D Center In Michigan, Toyota Is Fully Embedded In American Auto Industry

May 5, 2017

Via: Forbes

Toyota Motor has been selling vehicles in the United States for more than 60 years, and has been doing research and development in North America for 40 years. Now, with the completion of a $154 million expansion of its engineering facilities […]