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Ingenuity in supplier audit and standards compliance during challenging times

Manufacturer and supplier’s ability to deliver products ensuring quality and compliance is a difficult task even in times of normality. When global events or even significant local events like a natural disaster occur this task becomes monumental…

Why Manufacturers Absolutely, 100% Need APS (Advanced Planning & Scheduling)

Why does a manufacturing company need an Advanced Scheduling system? Why isn’t Excel, or the scheduling tool provided by their ERP vendor, sufficient to get the job done? …

COVID-19 and the future of manufacturing

As we have all been moving so quickly handling the many facets of this crisis, I finally took a few moments to reflect on the magnitude of it all. Sitting here in my basement office at my home, I have a few personal observations. …

Video – The Efficient Machining Shop: Challenges & Solutions

In many machining shops today, the management of data is still based on ad hoc manual processes and tribal knowledge. PLM consultant, Bob Nisivoccia of Engineering USA, talks about the liability this creates, especially for shops that are part of regulated industries such as Aerospace & Defense. …

Video – A Digital Offering for Assembly Manufacturing

Assembly manufacturers are looking for tools to efficiently author, simulate, manage and share information throughout their organization. …

Video – The Digital Transformation of the American Shipyard

Digital industry experts explore the past, present, future and digital transformation of the American shipbuilding and repair industry….

MD&D at a crossroads: digitalization and operational excellence for small-and medium-sized manufacturers

MD&D manufacturers are at a crossroads. They can tackle the challenges in the industry with…

Production planning and scheduling at an Industry 4.0 level

What is required to achieve the best performance on the delivery of production at an Industry 4.0 level?…

Manufacturers: ingenuity during uncertainty

If uncertainty is a concerning phenomenon, the ingenuity and innovations that result are far more impactful for humankind. Manufacturers are navigating this difficult period, not as the status-quo, but rather with creativity…