Sunday, September 27, 2020
Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends

QAD Tomorrow, virtual event, manufacturing, supply chain

QAD Tomorrow: Planning for the Unplannable

In talking to Manufacturers, the greatest challenge they face today is change. Combine change with uncertainty and the future is anything but known.  Are You Ready for the Next Big Disruption? Metaphors and...
Malaysia, business, economy, manufacturing, supply chain

Doing Business in Malaysia

Malaysia became an independent nation, the Federation of Malaya, in 1957. Prior to that, the British Empire ruled the territory as colonies and protectorates, and Japan occupied the area from 1942...
supplier performance, supplier management, supply chain, integration

Integrated Supplier Management Boosts Performance

The disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly increased the awareness among manufacturers for improved communication and collaboration with suppliers. In the past months, many suppliers have seen operational disruptions...
cybersecurity, food and beverage, manufacturing, supply chain, risk management

Why Cybersecurity Matters in the Food & Beverage Supply Chain

Very few tasks today are done without some type of computer or data-based technology. I can still remember grocery stores, department stores and the like using the manual cash registers and...
sustainability, packaging, packaging manufacturing, adaptive ERP

Keeping Sustainability at the Forefront of Packaging Manufacturing

No manufacturer would be blamed if they put operational sustainability plans on the back burner during the current environment. The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting daily life with disruptions in global businesses...
podcast, dirty words, automotive, life sciences, ERP, business

Dirty Words – a QAD Podcast Mini-Series

We've all heard some dirty words in our time. They can be unpleasant, and they can be controversial. There are dirty words that occur in business too. They are words that...
automotive, software, ACES

Software, Not Hardware, Will Drive the Future of Automotive

As we continue to navigate the tumult of a global pandemic, we are still keeping an eye on the widespread, irreversible impact electrification, autonomy, and connectedness will have on the automotive...
manufacturing equipment, equipment cost, action center, insights, KPIs, metrics

Actionable Insights: Equipment Cost

In our previous Actionable Insights blog, we discussed the Production On Time and in Full by Product Family Action Center. Next, we will provide an overview of the Equipment Cost Action...
Italy, business, economy, industry, manufacturing

Doing Business in Italy

Italy is a beautiful country full of golden sunshine and rolling hills that support vineyards and olive groves. It is also a modern industrial country at the forefront of fashion, consumer...
supply chain, network design, erp, strategic planning

Supply Chain Network Design – Not Just for Strategic Planning

Get the right product to the right place at the right time and in the right quantity. This is the mantra for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies. Sounds simple enough, but...

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