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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 [...]


Manufacturing the New Normal – Strategies for Asia’s Rebound Manufacturing the New Normal – Strategies for Asia’s Rebound Manufacturing the New Normal – Strategies for Asia’s Rebound

Manufacturing the New Normal – Strategies for Asia’s Rebound

Author: | Post Date: 15 Jul 2020

Manufacturers and distributors across Asia have needed to remain resilient despite operating in intensely pressured times. The YOY in Q1 saw a 0.5% contraction – contributed by declines in the electronics and chemical industries despite expansions in biomedical manufacturing and precision engineering industries.  The Singapore Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), an indicator that measures how much purchasing (or materials) local manufacturers are engaging in, saw a [...]


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 [...]


Top 5 Famous Australian Food Recalls of the Last 5 Years Top 5 Famous Australian Food Recalls of the Last 5 Years Top 5 Famous Australian Food Recalls of the Last 5 Years

Top 5 Famous Australian Food Recalls of the Last 5 Years

Author: | Post Date: 23 Jun 2020

This month we observed World Food Safety Day. This year’s theme of “Food safety, everyone’s business” is particularly relevant as approximately 650 products including food-related items are recalled in Australia every year, but only about half of them are returned to the retailer. In October last year, the ACCC reported that there were about 1.7 million recalled products still in Australian homes. (more…)


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…)


Key Benefits of COVID-19 Resulting in a Localization of Supply Chains Key Benefits of COVID-19 Resulting in a Localization of Supply Chains Key Benefits of COVID-19 Resulting in a Localization of Supply Chains

Key Benefits of COVID-19 Resulting in a Localization of Supply Chains

Author: | Post Date: 09 Jun 2020

The disruption caused by the coronavirus has led global supply chains to re-think globalized market strategies. Before the pandemic, Chinese producers were often selected as the first choice, and China’s share of the global GDP was sitting at 20%. When Covid-19 hit China, its factories were shut down. Many other countries had to additionally deal with the closing of local ports. (more…)


Recalls – How Food and Beverage Manufacturers can Avoid this Scary Reality Recalls – How Food and Beverage Manufacturers can Avoid this Scary Reality Recalls – How Food and Beverage Manufacturers can Avoid this Scary Reality

Recalls – How Food and Beverage Manufacturers can Avoid this Scary Reality

Author: | Post Date: 04 Jun 2020

As the food supply chain has become more costly and complex, any food safety incident can have a negative impact on public health and ultimately, the economy. In June, the second World Food Safety Day will be celebrated to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks. (more…)



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