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Category: Logistics


Logistics, Process

Dealership throughput forecast to slip for third year

February 13, 2018

Via: Automotive News

U.S. dealership throughput — the average number of new-vehicle sales per dealership — is expected to slip 2.9 percent to 920 vehicles in 2018 from 947 in 2017, automotive consulting firm Urban Science predicts. If so, 2018 would have the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Medical, Process, Production

Modern EBR: The Future of Batch Execution

January 16, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Phone books may be a thing of the past, but the transition from paper to digital systems is still rolling out across many industries. Exhaustive paper documentation became the status quo in the pharmaceutical industry to satisfy regulatory documentation requirements. […]


Logistics, Process

China’s manufacturing sector hits four month high, boosting stocks

January 4, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The manufacturing industry in China successfully beat its predicted forecasts in the final months of 2017. According to the Caxin-Markit manufacturing purchasing mangers’ index, Decembers rating was a rapid increase, rising from 50.8 in the previous month to 51.5. This […]


Logistics, Process

Making Fixed and Variable Cost Information Useful

January 2, 2018

Via: Automation World

In traditional cost accounting for manufacturing, categorizing costs as fixed or variable has been part of accepted practice for a long time. In recent years, the practice has diminished because this information was generally less useful or not timely enough […]


Logistics, Process

The global market for machine tool manufacturing reached $83.5 billion in 2016

December 27, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The global market for machine tool manufacturing reached $83.5 billion in 2016. The market should reach $88.2 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.4% from 2016 to […]


Logistics, Process

Does Your Operations Strategy Bring Value?

December 20, 2017

Via: Industry Week

The preponderance of small, and some mid-size manufacturers soldier on without an operations strategy. They live by “get order, fill order,” and discussions, usually begun at the last minute, of capacity adjustments. They complain about long supplier lead-times. That operating […]


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 […]