One third of the energy consumed in the United States is by the manufacturing sector. Ninety percent of the manufacturing sector are small- and medium-sized businesses, or SMM, that use about half of the energy consumed in manufacturing. Electrical demand, also known as...
Supply chains must be dependable, quick, and affordable, but real life often gets in the way and supply chains can be disrupted by human error, natural disasters, or even something as simple as a truck breaking down. It’s a balancing...
It’s that time of year again when we take stock of where things are and where they are going in the world of supply chain management. We have conducted our usual survey and are left with the feeling that supply chain management is a pretty disparate place. Most of...
Everything we do in the supply chain today, from order fulfillment in a DC to last mile delivery right down to the individual who keeps a conveyor running so that a facility meets its order cutoff time, is connected. That point was driven home by the release of IBM’s...
Anritsu provides testing and measurement equipment for research and development, manufacturers, and field and maintenance personnel. Its top supply-chain priority is responsiveness, says Stenfort. Customers expect short delivery times for their precision equipment. Dave...
The ultimate goal of a supply chain manager is to achieve end-to-end supply chain excellence. Supply chain managers who command global supply chains at international corporations, though, continuously grapple with how to manage and enhance critical production constraints...
There have been rumblings that the procurement function is "taking over" supply chain management. That kind of thinking is shaky on its best day and destructive in the long run. Here's why.
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