Category Archive: Best Practices

May 09 2018

Megan Ray Nichols

Transparency Is Key to an Efficient Supply Chain

There was a time when customers cared little as to how a company or business sourced its products and resources. They didn’t think much about a brand’s economic and social impact. They cared even less about sustainability and environmental influence. Those days are long gone. According to a 2015 survey by Cone Communications, 81 percent …

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Mar 14 2018

OYU TOLGOI: Massive Mongolian mine seen as a test case for ‘lean’ techniques

As the global mining industry pushes deeper and ranges farther for vital minerals, its leading firms are just beginning to adopt “lean” techniques – common for decades in manufacturing industries – for mining greater value from their operations.14 At Oyu Tolgoi on Mongolia’s vast, windswept South Gobi Desert, where nomads still watch over their herds, …

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Feb 28 2018

Supply Chain risk not always what it seems

Companies are paying more attention to supply chain risk these days, and that’s a very good thing because, according to a study by PwC and the Business Continuity Institute, 75% of companies experience at least one major supply chain disruption a year. Supply chain disruptions can be expensive, and not just for the cost of expediting …

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Jan 17 2018

A MODEL IN THE MAKING – Virtual simulations of many-layered systems hold promise of taming complexity

Engineering complex systems involves unifying multiple disciplines, which often operate in silos and use a wide range of incompatible tools. Engineering for the Internet of Things (IoT) demands even more interconnections. Virtual prototyping with a model-based systems engineering (MBSE) approach – which uses integrated 3D digital simulations of all systems working together – promises relief. …

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Dec 18 2017

Megan Ray Nichols

How to optimize your production planning and scheduling to save time and money

Modern life is complicated — and you don’t need further complications if you do business in the manufacturing sector. Flying by the seat of your pants works in some industries, but if your company is a vital cog in the supply chain of an important product, you can’t afford ad hoc production or slapdash scheduling. …

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