Cut-throat competition in industries has driven companies to find ways to reduce costs while increasing efficiency. To accomplish this, most companies have skillfully endeavored to streamline Sales, Operations Planning, Forecasting, Inventory Management, and Logistics. One area that has still not grabbed industry’s attention is out-bound Supply Chain Management–from packaging to final delivery. Companies generally neglect […]
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With the advancement in technology, the usual emphasis on cost, growth, and control has been replaced by a laser focus on innovation, customer service, quality, and employee empowerment. Obsolete business processes, disjointed organizations, fragmented work routines, and complex performance management mechanisms in traditional firms have not been able to cope with the revolutionary business models […]
Digital Transformation has propelled technologies and innovation in Logistics. Artificial Intelligence is taking charge of a number of repetitive logistics tasks. Organizations are benefiting from Automation in streamlining their cumbersome processes and cutting down delivery times. Automation is profoundly affecting the way Logistics are handled. It is disrupting the entire Logistics Supply Chain, not just […]
The introduction of emerging, digital technologies has ushered in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To keep the competitive advantage in this era of Digital Transformation, leveraging contemporary technology is an absolute necessity. Using cutting-edge technology means not just augmenting, but in fact, revamping the whole Quality outlook. Quality 4.0 is the complimentary Quality approach to the […]
Technological advancement has come a long way. Artificial Intelligence is taking charge of a number of repetitive logistics tasks. Organizations are benefiting from Automation in streamlining their cumbersome processes and cutting down delivery times. Automation is profoundly affecting the way Logistics are handled. It is disrupting the entire Logistics Supply Chain, not just the warehousing, […]
Companies looking to improve efficiency and reduce costs can gain significant ground in the Supply Chain Management function by incorporating Lean Management and Six Sigma techniques. Reason this area has gone under the radar is that companies do not consider Supply Chain to be their core competency. Not only Warehousing but Transportation also has almost […]
Shortage of labor, intensified demand from e-tailers (online retailers), and technological disruption is forcing organizations in the Logistics and Warehousing industry to embrace technology, particularly Automation. An investment in automating the picking, packing, sorting, storing, and shipping items can yield high returns for organizations. Warehouses that will sort out the dynamics of e-commerce, select the […]
Supply chain management across industries is being revolutionized at a rapid pace by technology. By implementing technology systems, supply chain organizations aspire to eliminate waste, meet customers’ needs at reasonable costs, and ensure profitability. Enterprise Resource Planning systems facilitate in processing unstructured data at an aggregated level. However, at workflow or micro level the data […]
It goes without saying that it’s been a tough year for everyone, but for small businesses especially. The global pandemic has caused a huge shift in lifestyle and movement, resulting in an economic recession that’s been felt around the world. The World Bank has described the COVID-19 recession as perhaps the worst economic downturn the world has […]
How to Utilize Internet of Things (IoT) System to Expedite Decison-Making in the Manufacturing Sector?
Manufacturing today entails immediate yet informed decision making. However, with increasing levels of sophistication and production, senior leadership often has limited time to make optimum decisions pertaining to the number of unanticipated issues surfacing from time to time. These issues—if not managed properly and timely—can lead to defects and wastes. Top global enterprises are utilizing […]
Large manufacturers are often reluctant to share knowledge with suppliers. However, supplier networks are considered a great source of gaining competitive edge by Learning Organizations. A Learning Organization is founded on innovation, free flow of ideas, and a consistent focus on transforming the ways of doing business in order to achieve the desired results. For […]
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