What happened? When you work in a facility with 50-foot ceilings, inventory stacked up high, and the constant movement of heavy equipment around the loading dock, you want your operations to be easy to monitor. It’s not only the big spaces that need visibility, but the smaller spaces where the more refined work occurs. It may even be on the production line that you rely on for optimal efficiency.
Technology is responsible for bringing about many of the changes the manufacturing industry is currently experiencing. Each day, it's becoming more evident that business processes will soon be primarily technology-driven and that technological trends will impact different sectors of manufacturing and supply chain management.
Below are nine of the major technological innovations and practices that are predicted to redefine commerce and greatly impact the future of supply chain planning – as well as logistics and supply chain management and the manufacturing industry.
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OMNIA Partner has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, tech enthusiast and freelance writer, Heather Redding, discusses the technologies changing the face of manufacturing.
At the recent Spring 2017 Prime Advantage Conference, Lisa Reisman of MetalMiner gave a Metals Outlook presentation on how procurement should approach the metals market and all of its fluidity. Reisman contends that most forecasters are notoriously inaccurate and that metal production and consumption numbers are largely useless to metal buying organizations. These numbers aren’t very actionable and fail to correlate to the timing of purchases. The chances of hitting a bullseye when prophesying based off of these figures is extremely small.
There are many hurdles for manufacturing professionals to overcome in our ever-evolving climate. Tariffs, anyone? We wanted to go straight to the source and find out what some of the top challenges are, and most importantly, are there ways we can band together to solve them? We gathered manufacturing pros came for a roundtable and benchmarking discussion. We found that members of OMNIA Partners, Private Sector realize that they’re not alone in the challenges they encounter in their day-to-day activities and that through shared intelligence and experiences, there isn’t a single problem that couldn’t be solved together.
OMNIA Partners has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Matthew Murray of Notable discusses the impact 3D modeling may exert on the manufacturing industry.
The term “disruptive” simply means “to change the normal way of doing something, interrupt the normal progress of something, or to turn order into disorder.” So what makes a process or an invention disruptive?