John Martin

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Data Science: Making Sense of Digital Manufacturing

It’s hard enough to understand any one thing, let alone the complex interactions between many things—each of which is constantly changing, through the other things acting on it. That’s the promise of data science, a mashup of computing, mathematics, statistical analysis, and good old-fashioned critical thinking. Its knack is to detect signals, structure, and patterns …

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Women in Supply Chain

Women are gravitating to supply chain. A report titled 2018 Women in Supply Chain—based on a survey conducted by AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain  Operations, Management & Education) and Gartner—queried logistics and transportation providers, supply chain consultants, and supply chain software and technology providers. It found that one in five vice presidents of these firms …

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Digitalization: What Would FC Barcelona Do?

You’re modeling a digital manufacturing strategy around a use case of new product introductions (NPI), because the corporate emphasis is organic growth through a constant stream of new offerings. You want to understand demand as early as possible in the product life cycle, to continuously adapt your manufacturing and supply chain response for timely replenishment. …

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Terminator Turns Facilitator – Wearable for the Augmented Workforce

The first Terminator was destroyed in a factory by a hydraulic press—now parts of him have reappeared in a plant setting. Ford Motor Company is piloting an exoskeleton device to help assembly workers lift their arms above their heads more easily. That’s a big deal for assembly line workers, who can raise their arms doing overhead tasks as much …

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Mobility Meets Blockchain; Data Privacy, Supply Chain Loom Large

Few things get the business juices flowing like platforms and ecosystems, with the raft of opportunities that follows in their wake. Transportation and mobility companies, along with blockchain providers, have taken a step toward creating this network effect with the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative(MOBI), designed to promote standards and blockchain adoption in the mobility market. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.apriso.com/blog/2018/06/mobility-meets-blockchain-data-privacy-supply-chain-loom-large/