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The Smart Factory: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing and Distribution The Smart Factory: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing and Distribution The Smart Factory: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing and Distribution

The Smart Factory: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing and Distribution

Author: | Post Date: 16 Jul 2020

It’s been around for decades but only in recent years has artificial intelligence (AI) emerged from the research labs into the real world. Interestingly, consumers are more familiar with it, in the form of Apple’s Siri, the Amazon’s Alexa, and navigation apps like Waze – so when will businesses, and especially manufacturers and distributors, get around to accepting AI as a standard part of [...]


Supply Chain Disruption – What Happens Next? Supply Chain Disruption – What Happens Next? Supply Chain Disruption – What Happens Next?

Supply Chain Disruption – What Happens Next?

Author: | Post Date: 09 Jul 2020

Organizations are looking for opportunities to innovate their operations and rethink their business models as the Covid-19 pandemic has caused not only a global humanitarian crisis but a supply chain crisis as well. The World Economic Forum says the magnitude of this unprecedented crisis has yet to be fully realized or manifested. Some of the impacts on manufacturers and businesses around the globe include supply [...]


A 4-step Strategy for Building Procurement Resilience in a VUCA World A 4-step Strategy for Building Procurement Resilience in a VUCA World A 4-step Strategy for Building Procurement Resilience in a VUCA World

A 4-step Strategy for Building Procurement Resilience in a VUCA World

Author: | Post Date: 07 Jul 2020

Supply chain disruptions are nothing new. From global trade disputes to Brexit, volatile exchange rates, fluctuating commodity prices and civil unrest, procurement has needed to be more agile and resilient than ever before. Recently COVID-19 added further pressure within the global value chain. China is a large producer of components and assemblies, but with the recent pandemic, many of these distribution channels were shut [...]


How Canadian Manufacturers can Fuel Growth with Government Grants and Incentives How Canadian Manufacturers can Fuel Growth with Government Grants and Incentives How Canadian Manufacturers can Fuel Growth with Government Grants and Incentives

How Canadian Manufacturers can Fuel Growth with Government Grants and Incentives

Author: | Post Date: 02 Jul 2020

COVID-19 caused manufacturers to quickly enact their business continuity plans – and has stretched company leaders to innovate and revise these plans in unprecedented ways to meet the many challenges of the pandemic. Now, as COVID-19 restrictions ease, manufacturers can turn to their next steps for achieving strategic growth. (more…)


Re-engineering Business Processes During the Pandemic Re-engineering Business Processes During the Pandemic Re-engineering Business Processes During the Pandemic

Re-engineering Business Processes During the Pandemic

Author: | Post Date: 30 Jun 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has provided the circumstances that have everyone thinking about business models, modes of operation, workplace practices, processes, and policies. Processes are the key to managing and changing an organization. Recent experience as a volunteer for an NPO made me not only appreciate how processes are key to managing and changing teams, but also how to process re-engineering must become [...]


Diary of a WFH ERP Developer, Teacher, Mom and Yogi Diary of a WFH ERP Developer, Teacher, Mom and Yogi Diary of a WFH ERP Developer, Teacher, Mom and Yogi

Diary of a WFH ERP Developer, Teacher, Mom and Yogi

Author: | Post Date: 18 Jun 2020

Oh wait, is that really how much time has passed since our transition into the new normal. Days seem to be flowing into each other. Is it Monday or Friday?  Thanks, technology, for keeping it real… like knowing what day it is! This whole COVID-19 thing has really thrown us (actually several) curveballs of note. Take WFH for instance. The reality was quite different to the dream. Generally speaking, the biggest obstacle was to get yourself into a disciplined routine working away from the office. (more…)


What is Smart Manufacturing and How can it Help your Manufacturing Operations? What is Smart Manufacturing and How can it Help your Manufacturing Operations? What is Smart Manufacturing and How can it Help your Manufacturing Operations?

What is Smart Manufacturing and How can it Help your Manufacturing Operations?

Author: | Post Date: 17 Jun 2020

Answer agree or disagree to these two observations: The Coronavirus pandemic is going to change the way manufacturers operate. After the pandemic is over, we won’t be able to go back to doing things the way we used to. (more…)


Coming out of Lockdown – The Corona Opportunity Coming out of Lockdown – The Corona Opportunity Coming out of Lockdown – The Corona Opportunity

Coming out of Lockdown – The Corona Opportunity

Author: | Post Date: 12 Jun 2020

Now that we’re slowly “coming out” of lockdown, what is the Brave New World we find ourselves in? Will lockdown-learning fuel change or will we soldier on wearing a blindfold instead of a face mask. What changes will last and what opportunities will we grasp? People interaction – the pros and the cons (more…)


How Manufacturers can Prepare for the Upturn by Embracing Technological Innovation How Manufacturers can Prepare for the Upturn by Embracing Technological Innovation How Manufacturers can Prepare for the Upturn by Embracing Technological Innovation

How Manufacturers can Prepare for the Upturn by Embracing Technological Innovation

Author: | Post Date: 02 Jun 2020

In a new survey called the “Agents of Transformation” report 2020, 95% of respondents said that their organizations had changed their technology priorities during the pandemic. Additionally, 71% could point to digital transformation projects that were implemented within weeks rather than the months or years it would have taken before the pandemic. If the pandemic has taught business leaders one thing, it is that [...]


Business after COVID-19 Business after COVID-19 Business after COVID-19

Business after COVID-19

Author: | Post Date: 26 May 2020

There’s a saying “Old ways won’t open new doors.” It’s now fairly obvious that the relaxation of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 lockdown (aka stay at home) will only be gradual, in most countries. Whatever the “new normal” is going to be, it’s going to be very different to what we were used to. How will manufacturers and distributors adapt to these revolutionary changes? (more…)



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