You Want it When?

E-commerce is growing rapidly forcing traditional retailers to close stores, increase the E-commerce side of the business, adjust the way they deliver products and make many other changes.

Are supply chain risk assessment and management CFO issues?

Supply chain disruption interrupts the flow of goods, and that means it has the potential to have a major effect on a company’s financials. Here’s what business leaders — including CFOs — should know about the effects and insurance considerations.

Flying Blind?

In our supply chains, we are used to flying blind and operating with little or no visibility of inventories, shipments, and activities beyond our own warehouses. Just imagine how much more effective management could be with supply chain radar?

3D Printing a Game-Changer?

3D printing can make a dramatic difference for manufacturing, but not in the way you might expect. Today’s 3D printing technology may not be useful for the future of high volume consumer product manufacturing, but here is an example that could ‘change the game’ in a very significant way.

Achieving Inventory Nirvana

Do you know the current inventory turns measurement for your company? Do you have a goal for improving that performance? These are important questions for any company that has inventory.

Following the Bread Crumbs

No company wants to have its products recalled. However, if a recall is necessary, the priority is to minimize the ramifications and complete it as quickly and efficiently as possible. Certain industries—such as consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, and automotive, among others—are well acquainted with the need to properly accomplish recalls. However, many other industries also are at risk, and they might not even know it.

How will augmented reality technology benefit manufacturing?

Manufacturing stands to gain tremendous benefits from augmented reality technology, and savvy leaders will learn about the possibilities now. The technology will experience a virtual explosion in use as designers create ecosystems to speed the development of applications.

Digital Manufacturing in the Experience Economy

We are entering the Experience Economy where customers are most interested in building memories, rather than in owning products or receiving a service. Economists and pundits alike are noting this major change in the business world to be as significant as the changes from an agricultural economy to the industrial age and from the industrial age to the service economy, which the developed world has traveled over the last two centuries.

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