Category Archive: Logistics

Jul 25 2018

Manufacturing Inventory and Technology – It’s About Time

The main purpose of having Inventory is to buy time. If a customer expects immediate shipment when they order a product, and it takes more than a few hours to make that product, finished goods inventory will bridge the difference in time to match supply to demand. Similarly, when a manufacturing line needs a component, an …

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Apr 18 2018

Technology Makes Manufacturing Work

A company I know has a thriving business making small electrical components by the millions, selling them to major electronics companies around the globe. If you’re wondering how a U.S.-based company successfully competes with Chinese manufacturers, and actually sells a lot of product to these same Chinese companies, the answer is technology. A tour of …

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Mar 28 2018

You want it when?

Ecommerce is growing rapidly, taking market share from brick-and-mortar retailers at an alarming pace. Many traditional retailers are closing stores while trying to beef up the ecommerce side of their business and experimenting with such strategies as in-store pick-up with no shipping charge. Wal-Mart recently announced that they will be asking retail employees to drop …

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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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Oct 04 2017

The Challenges of Robot Adoption

With the new experience economy, made-to-order is becoming a way of life for consumers. To meet this increasing demand in volume and variety, manufacturers need advanced production systems to keep pace. With new robot technologies being introduced, and as production systems are becoming more and more flexible, and as robots are being more widely adopted …

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