Monday, August 3, 2020
Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends

manufacturing, beet sugar, sugar, food and beverage manufacturing, beet sugar shortage

Sugar Beet Shortages Could Impact Food and Beverage Manufacturing

One October, when I was about 10 years old, my family and I traveled from the east coast of the United States to Michigan for a relative’s wedding. As we were...
expenses, operating expenses, action center, insights

Actionable Insights: Operating Expenses

In our previous Actionable Insights blog, we discussed the Customer Support Action Center. Next, we will provide an overview of the Operating Expenses Action Center as well as the associated key...
switzerland, business, economy, manufacturing, industry

Doing Business in Switzerland

The Swiss Confederation became independent from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. A constitutional government replaced the Confederation in 1874. Switzerland has a history of neutrality and was not involved in...
blockchain, automotive, change

5 Ways Blockchain is Changing the Automotive Industry

Blockchain, a technology famous for its application in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, is being explored by automakers as a way to improve security in increasingly connected vehicles. As the average car gets...
transformation, business, change, cityscape

Is Business ‘Transformation’ a Dirty Word?

Most companies do not truly want to transform. When I say "want," I mean the want that goes beyond some executive meetings and e-learning classes. The kind of want that goes...
sustainability, manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing, supply chain, green

Manufacturing ERP Plays a Key Role for Sustainability

Sustainability has become increasingly important in recent years and is now a vital component of many organizations’ social, economic and environmental efforts. As an example, look no further than Microsoft’s announcement...
Customer Support, action center, QAD

Actionable Insights: Customer Support

In our previous Actionable Insights blog, we discussed the Operations Efficiency and Utilization by Production Line Action Center. Next, we will provide an overview of the Customer Support Action Center as...
Germany, business, economy, manufacturing

Doing Business in Germany

Germany is the largest economy in the EU, and it’s the second most populous country. It is the fifth largest economy in the world.  After WWII, Germany was divided into two sectors,...
continuous improvement, outcome-based, outcomes

How to Achieve Outcome-based Continuous Improvement

Manufacturers, more than any other sector, know they must continually improve their operations. Most embrace continuous improvement. Lean and Six Sigma provide the most recognizable frameworks for continuous improvement. Both have been...
operations, operations efficiency, utilization, production, action center

Actionable Insights: Operations Efficiency and Utilization by Production Line

In our previous Actionable Insights blog, we discussed the Purchasing Commitments and Spending Action Center. Next, we will provide an overview of the Operations Efficiency and Utilization by Production Line Action...

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