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predictive analytics

Technology advancements were among the most exciting topics to watch through 2016. Newer technologies have created entirely new methodologies for improving manufacturing, and the outlook is brighter than ever. Like any modern business, you can learn great things by looking back at what did and did not come to fruition.

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data analysis

Modern supply chains are evolving beyond anyone’s expectations due to increased use of cloud-computing technologies, wearables and advanced data analysis. In addition, the role of these technologies is becoming more than a means of guaranteeing profits; they are enabling more small businesses to compete with larger, big box retailers, which drives prices down for end users.

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Circular Supply Chains

Supply chains have traditionally followed a linear path, manufacturing products and sending them through warehouses and distribution centers to consumers. However, the age of the internet and omnichannel sales has created vast opportunities to change how the supply chain functions, creating more cohesive, collaborative, and circular supply chains.

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Cloud Solutions

Cloud solutions are usually associated with office environments, but they are usually incredibly versatile. And they can be the best tool to handle plant risk assessment, a vital and often arduous task. Depending on the size of the plant and the number of employees, risk assessment cloud solutions can quickly become indispensable.

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state of manufacturing

Every new year we write about the most important trends to pay attention to for the year on our blog. In 2016 we focused on our main areas of writing: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. We will, again, in 2017, write about the trends to look out for in these main categories.