Category Archive: Supply Chain

Aug 23 2017

MATERIALS COMPLIANCE: Deadlines loom, but preparation takes years

A barrage of materials-compliance regulations is springing up worldwide, challenging manufacturers to be proactive in protecting revenues, avoiding fines, and maintaining product quality. Some, however, have transformed their approach to the regulations from a burdensome compliance “chore” into a competitive advantage. When Agilent Technologies (USA) learned that it needed to remove lead solder from its …

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Jul 19 2017

Megan Wild

Identifying Mission-Critical Parts and the Impact On Your Supply Chain

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 a major equipment failure, though? Do you have a protection plan in place? If …

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May 24 2017

INTEGRATED ORGANIZATIONS: Working as one improves industrial-equipment makers’ competitiveness

With increasingly sophisticated products, supply chains and customer expectations, industrial-equipment manufacturers are experiencing intense pressure to deliver. Compass spoke with Cambashi founder Mike Evans about strategies to manage the industry’s growing complexity. COMPASS:  What challenges are industrial-equipment makers facing? MIKE EVANS:  Machine builders must accelerate time-to-market of new machines while reducing costs and ensuring greater safety and reliability. They must also comply with strict standards and stringent regulations. Customers also demand that today’s machines do more than ever …

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Apr 19 2017

MANUFACTURING’S NEW MATH: CEOs juggle complex factors in calculating where to locate tomorrow’s factories

CEOs are rethinking their global manufacturing footprints, locating plants and R&D facilities as close as possible to major customers and preparing for a new wave of technologies that could transform the shop floor. To seize the future, they must persuade their organizations to experiment at a time when risk control is paramount. Twenty years ago, …

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Mar 08 2016

Is the Automotive “Factory of the Future” Closer Than We Think?

The future might be closer than you think – here is a glimpse at what one automotive manufacturer has in planned for their next plant opening.

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