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Two IoT technology use cases -- on a farm and in the Gulf of Mexico -- help prove the role IoT can play in many business scenarios.
February 26, 2015
Despite drawbacks, 3-D printing will continue to revolutionize design, development and production of unique, low-volume complex parts.
November 17, 2011
Dr. Michael Grieves, a professor at the University of Iowa, explains how Lean Six Sigma can be used to analyze and redesign quality-control workflows and automate them for greater accuracy and efficiency.
October 05, 2010
Incorporating software into a lean project can be challenging. CSCMP 2010 attendees learned about the variety of lean technology options available and how to use them to boost supply chain visibility and efficiency.
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Virtual manufacturing (VM) is the use of computers to model, simulate and optimize the critical operations and entities in a factory plant. Continue Reading
The Toyota Way is a comprehensive expression of the company's management philosophy, which is based on the two foundational principles of Continuous Improvement (kaizen) and Respect for People. Continue Reading
A demand signal repository can aggregate sales data to help business users make better short-term demand planning decisions. But is a DSR right for your needs? Continue Reading
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It seems counterintuitive, but inventory can actually increase after implementing an MRP system. Here are some reasons why it's so hard to zero out the excess in the supply chain. Continue Reading
Sometimes, in technology, as in life, opposites come together in a surprising way. Such is the case for lean's pull technique and ERP's emphasis on push. Continue Reading
The manufacturing industry -- like many other industries -- stands to gain a lot from the growth of networked devices and the Internet of Things (IoT). Networked devices offer a plethora of information for manufacturers, and this information can ... Continue Reading
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Whether it's called sustainability or green manufacturing, making things with fewer natural resources is a goal that's within reach of most companies. Continue Reading
If you're looking for that holy grail of 98% inventory accuracy, cycle counting can help. Here's how to move away from taking only periodic inventory counts. Continue Reading
In today's markets, material requirements planning can fall short. Demand-driven MRP is the innovative approach that marries the best of "push" and "pull" in manufacturing. Continue Reading
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Some manufacturers are expanding lean and sustainability strategies to the supply chain to reduce waste and bolster efficiencies, but extending these practices outside a company's four walls won't be easy. Continue Reading
The cloud's emphasis on easy collaboration and access to shared data can advance lean manufacturing principles, helping companies eliminate waste and focus on value-added activities. Continue Reading
For a manufacturing lean implementation to go smoothly, IT managers need to truly understand lean philosophy. This understanding will help build a strong lean strategy and ensure that projects stay on course. Continue Reading