Manufacturing Matters

Blurring the lines between industries, roles, and technology

04/28/2016

Part 1: High tech is pervasive, defying old classifications Seasoned veterans of manufacturing and the “Golden Age” of assembly lines and make-to-stock inventory will likely remember the “good old days” when industry classifications were clear cut and definitive. Car manufacturers made cars. GE made light bulbs. Goodyear made tires. Whirlpool ... Continue reading Blurring the lines between industries, roles, and technology »

Ten things to know about niche markets

04/27/2016

In a cluttered retail space where manufacturers compete for customers attention and loyalty, catering to highly specialized needs can offer enormous potential. In the US for example, the market for gluten-free products is estimated to jump from about $US4.2 billion in 2012 to $US6.7bn by 2017, reports The Australian Business ... Continue reading Ten things to know about niche markets »

Natural disasters & the supply chain: Are you ready?

The recent earthquakes in Japan halted manufacturing production for both high tech and auto manufacturers. Manufacturing has been stalled by many a natural disaster, and will be again. Japan also endured an earthquake and resulting tsunami in 2011. That experience was a wake-up call to companies that either operate, or ... Continue reading Natural disasters & the supply chain: Are you ready? »

Find big opportunity in small markets

04/19/2016

With the rise of borderless supply chains and fierce global competition, food and beverage companies are fighting harder than ever to maintain their place in consumer shopping trolleys. Meanwhile as the tussle for a slice of the larger market continues, innovative manufacturers are thinking outside the mainstream and discovering fresh ... Continue reading Find big opportunity in small markets »

Ingredients for success

03/29/2016

In a market where shoppers are increasingly looking for more personal experiences, leading food and beverage companies are quickly losing ground to smaller brands offering specialized products. From dairy to baked goods, to meat and poultry, to soft drinks and beer, to confectionary and more, larger manufacturers need to urgently ... Continue reading Ingredients for success »

A&D Industry: Are you ready to roll out the welcome mat to new grads?

03/21/2016

Welcome spring—the time of year companies make their way to college campuses to talk with graduating seniors about available employment. One industry—aerospace and defense—looks to have plentiful job opportunities this year. The recent Deloitte “US Aerospace Defense Labor Market Study” report notes that due to “increased national security threats, global ... Continue reading A&D Industry: Are you ready to roll out the welcome mat to new grads? »

Bison develops stronger bonds with global customers

03/14/2016

Bison International is a Netherlands-based manufacturer with a history spanning over 70 years. As part of The Bolton Group, the company produces a range of iconic adhesive products, including UHU, Bostik and Griffon, which it sells in over 65 countries through a network of distributors. With a focus on increasing ... Continue reading Bison develops stronger bonds with global customers »

Tighter control of dispersed networks

03/03/2016

The Digital Transformation of Pharmaceutical and BiotechManufacturing To meet rising global challenges and remain competitive, many of todays leading process manufacturers are undergoing a complete overhaul of their technical capability. A major driver of this need is the fundamental shift from a vertically integrated business model to a dispersed network ... Continue reading Tighter control of dispersed networks »

Consumer electronics shows are the new auto shows

02/25/2016

This week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Ford and Volvo both showcased new technologies included in their latest vehicle models. Automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) similarly attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas — arguably the event of the year for consumer technorati — to share their ... Continue reading Consumer electronics shows are the new auto shows »

Become more effective. Become more connected.

02/16/2016

The Digital Transformation of Pharmaceutical and Biotech Manufacturing As process manufacturers struggle to navigate around an increasingly complex global marketplace, todays leading companies are relying on technical innovation to address a raft of growing challenges: Fierce competition, stringent compliance regulations, public healthcare demands, volatile economic conditions ... to name a ... Continue reading Become more effective. Become more connected. »

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