Saturday, August 8, 2020
Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends

benchmarking, metrics, manufacturing performance

Metrics that Matter: Manufacturing Performance Benchmarking

Benchmarking a business’ performance is a critical step in evaluating performance improvement efforts across the organization. This is especially true for manufacturers. To grow and thrive, manufacturers need to develop best...
production on time and in full, action center, insights, metrics, OTIF

Actionable Insights: Production On Time and In Full by Product Family

In our previous Actionable Insights blog, we discussed the Inventory Data Health Action Center. Next, we will provide an overview of the Production On Time and in Full by Product Family...
doing business, India, manufacturing

Doing Business in India

India was the center of one of the earliest civilizations on earth, thriving throughout the second and third millennia B.C. Various cultures rose and fell during the intervening centuries until invaders...
sustainability, consumption, realistic expectations

Sustainability, Consumption and Realistic Expectations

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.” — Mahatma Gandhi, lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist and political ethicist “You can count on the Universe to always deliver what...
business adaptability, adaptability, disruption

Business Adaptability – A Core Survival Strategy

Adaptability is key to survival, whether we’re talking about organisms or organizations. For organisms, the strategy is simply to survive, but organizations, regardless of the industry, size, or location, have an...
food and beverage, cloud, cloud erp, erp, coffee, manufacturing

The Constant F&B Manufacturers Need in a Changing World

Expect the unexpected. This is the new mantra of food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers. It pertains to all areas and aspects of the business, but it absolutely should not refer to...
data, data monetization, automotive, automotive supplier, disruption, electric car

Data – the Fifth Element of Automotive Supplier Market Disruption

Today, most organizations understand the four main areas of technology disruption impacting the automotive industry; electrification, autonomous vehicles, connectivity, and shared mobility (also known as ACES). I am now going to...
inventory data, data health, action center, metrics

Actionable Insights: Inventory Data Health

In our previous Actionable Insights blog, we discussed the Equipment Analysis Action Center. Next, we will provide an overview of the Inventory Data Health Action Center as well as the associated...
QAD Podcast, strange bedfellows, podcast, education, COVID-19

Introducing Strange Bedfellows – a QAD Podcast Mini-Series

We are excited to introduce the Strange Bedfellows: The Convergence of the Automotive & Life Sciences Industries to Fight COVID-19 podcast mini-series, which can be accessed here.  Two Industries Fighting Against COVID-19...
South Africa, doing business, manufacturing

Doing Business in South Africa

Judging by the fossils found there, South Africa was home to some of the earliest of modern humans, many years ago. Dutch traders established the coastal city of Cape Town as...

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