Growth is what matters – on Wall Street, Main St. and around the world. Supply chain executives need to embrace the vision of a supply chain that supports growth.
In the Race to Advance Manufacturing: China’s Betting on Robots
Global manufacturers are looking for ways to increase competitiveness, productivity and value. In China, the formula for success increasingly centers on the accelerated adoption of robots.
Think Efficiency is Enough in the New Age of Manufacturing? Think Again
For decades, manufacturers have evaluated innovation through the lens of lowering costs and improving efficiency. It’s worked. But in the new industrial age, manufacturers need to ask a different set of questions to reach a better balance between efficiency and effectiveness for sustained advantage.
Supply Chain Lessons: Having Our Cake and Eating it, Too
The biggest lesson learned from my experience in supply chain management is that managing trade-offs is a sure fire way to limit the potential of the supply chain as a driver of business performance.
Robots Know Things: Put Them to Work for You
As manufacturers put their backs into making Industry 4.0 a reality, a closer look at smart, collaborative robots makes sense. Able to engage based on a common understanding of the way things work these robots know things that will contribute to building the future of world-class operations.
Smart Machines: Closing the Supply Chain Gap Between Demand and Delivery
The ability of the supply chain to “sense and respond” to fluctuations in demand is at the heart of the demand-driven supply chain and I’d say that manufacturers are doing much more to find ways to get closer to the customer.
Losing Sleep over Your Digital Manufacturing Strategy? You’re Not the First
Manufacturers are all a-twitter over digitization. Everyone knows that it’s coming, everyone knows they need to get a handle on it and more than a few are wondering if, when, why and how. The wholesale transformation can be daunting concept – until you realize that manufacturing isn’t the first industry to go digital. Manufacturers can look at what their colleagues in marketing experienced and be heartened by all the good that’s come with digitization.
Democratizing Manufacturing: Smart, Collaborative Robots Bring Automation Benefits to All
More than a 250,000 manufacturers in the US are categorized as “small enterprises.” Now, with access to smart, collaborative robots, these companies have ways to overcome labor shortages, improve productivity and expand capacity.
Stories from the Trenches
Robots are well-positioned to play a big role in accelerating the journey to the digital factory for manufacturers large and small
Artificial Intelligence-Driven Robots: More Brains than Brawn
Smart, collaborative robots have torn down the obstacles to automation for 90 percent of tasks in manufacturing. Now, these software-driven robots are bringing innate cognitive skills to the task of building Industry 4.0.