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Rapid growth in the worldwide market for warehouse automation and control systems is being driven primarily by the global boom in e-commerce, and its profound effects on fulfillment requirements, according to a new ARC Advisory Group market study.
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Why be lean? Today’s market for products and materials is customer-centric. Companies need to be able to quickly refocus their supply chain operations in anticipation of or in response to changes in customer purchasing preferences.
For a truly effective HACCP plan, companies must formalize vendor policies and communication with vital service partners.
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There is no doubt that IoT represents a significant challenge for data management and analysis. And as the volume of data being generated grows exponentially, the problem can only become more acute.
Consider the essential considerations that companies like Home Depot, Lowe’s and Ace Hardware chains must employ in order to maintain a profitable scenario. Now compare the situation in the many MRO store rooms. The word “store” is the operative word here, because the MRO storeroom is in fact a “store.”
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Just as calibration needs to be part of your quality processes it absolutely needs to be part of your asset performance management (APM) strategy as well. And, regardless of who owns the software, it needs to be considered in your APM architecture.
As distributors continue to enhance services to customers to remain competitive in today’s market, constant diligence is necessary to maintain a streamlined and efficient supply chain that is resistant to disruption.
Food safety is critical for consumer confidence and the hygienic design of food processing facilities is vital to the production of safe food and beverage products.
For the retail supply chain, e-commerce is rapidly shifting the entire paradigm. While the e-commerce business model can certainly lead to increased sales and greater customer satisfaction for retailers, it has placed more pressure on manufacturers and distributors.
The "FoodKeeper" app, developed by the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, Cornell University and the Food Marketing Institute, informs users about properly storing hundreds of food and beverage products to maximize their shelf lives and decrease food waste.
The official totals showed the country lost 1,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector compared to February numbers, which BLS officials characterized as "little change" in employment.
As we look at staying competitive in an ever-changing global market, the value of connectivity — connected people, processes and technology — cannot be underestimated. Manufacturers must implement a fully connected framework for top asset performance and strategic data analysis.
The principal of creating supply where there is demand is not new, but it is sometimes overlooked within the foodservice industry.
Here are just four examples of how distributors can take advantage of their suppliers’ capabilities to foster closer relationships, which in turn will make them more relevant to their customers.
In the report, authors Kate Whitefoot and Walter Valdivia note current manufacturing statistics don't account for services before or after production, from initial research and development to follow-up service and maintenance.
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