Category Archive: Operational efficiency

Jan 31 2018

THE LAST MILE OF DISTRIBUTION – Retailers focus on the final leg of a product’s journey to deliver improved customer value

The distance between the retailer and consumers’ hands is a rich source of engagement and the focus of intense competition as both online and brick-and-mortar merchants work to deliver the experience consumers want. The ‘last mile’ of distribution – the journey of products from the retailer to customers’ hands – holds a number of challenges …

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Jan 24 2018

A UNIQUE EVOLUTION – XYT’s new approach to mobility offers personalization and easy upgrades

XYT, originally founded in 2007 as France Craft, builds light modular vehicles that consist of only 600 parts, versus the typical 6,000 to 10,000. Using a modular design approach, the vehicles can be personalized and upgraded simply by replacing the modular components. Compass spoke to Simon Mencarelli, CEO and co-founder of XYT, about what makes the startup …

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Dec 18 2017

Megan 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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Sep 20 2017

THE SHIPPING SURVIVAL GUIDE: Juggling efficiency with bigger container ships

As the prices paid to move cargo over long distances have plummeted, shippers have turned to ever-larger ships in search of volume-driven savings. But that strategy is putting a massive financial burden on the ports needed to service them, creating friction between shipping interests that depend on one another to survive. Both sides are looking …

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