Featured Manufacturing & Warehousing Articles

  1. Emphasizing The “Overall” In OEE Could Be A Mistake For Manufacturers
    8/13/2014

    For your manufacturing customers concerned with making data-based decisions, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is probably a top concern. Dan Miklovic explains in a blog for LSN Research that OEE is simply “a measure of a piece of equipment’s effectiveness calculated by taking the product of the availability of the equipment, the quality of the product produced on the equipment, and the performance as compared to theoretical maximum capacity.”

  2. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — August 11, 2014
    8/11/2014

    In the news, wireless control technology enables scientific devices to transmit data, much like smartphones or tablets. Also, a white paper tells how the Internet of Things (IoT) can contribute to universally accessible data — key for Big Data programs.

  3. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs –August 4, 2014
    8/4/2014

    In the news, your manufacturing customers face risks affecting their supply chains, with financial fraud, cybersecurity, and management regulations topping the list. Also, an article provides an argument for why open source software could benefit your clients.

  4. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — July 28, 2014
    7/28/2014

    In the news, an article explores the impact open-source technology could have on manufacturers and distributors. Also, 3D modeling can give your warehousing customers a chance to test options before they buy, and keeping up with new trends that center on the convergence of the Internet with IT will be vital to your customers’ competitiveness.

  5. Manufacturing and Warehouse IT News For VARs—July 23, 2014
    7/23/2014

    In the news this week, manufacturers have turned to digital metric screens to go lean; five trends are poised to shape the future of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP); and the National Association of Manufacturers is pleased following the House’s ruling on the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014.

  6. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — July 15, 2014
    7/15/2014

    Recent articles discuss ways to help your customers harness Big Data, manage the finances of IT, and understand the benefits of enterprise resource planning .

  7. Manufacturing And Warehousing News For VARs — July 7, 2014
    7/7/2014

    In the news, manufacturing indicators show business is stable and getting stronger, and researchers have developed a wireless network on a computer chip that could reduce energy consumption in large data farms by up to 20 percent.

  8. The Future Of 3PLs And Where Solutions Providers Fit In
    7/3/2014

    Third-party logistics (3PL) providers offer services to customers who have outsourced logistics for part, and sometimes all, of their supply chain management functions. According to a recent article by PYMNTS.com, gone are the days when 3PLs only distributed goods from the distribution warehouse to their respective stores. Today, the dynamic has shifted to include individual consumers, with items going directly to their homes.

  9. Hybrid Manufacturing: Combining Two Processes In One Machine
    7/1/2014

    3D printing has grown in popularity throughout the manufacturing industry as it provides a way to create highly customizable products rapidly. One drawback to 3D printing, however, is finishing that products require after they are manufactured.

  10. How Your MES Customers Can Cut Costs With (More) Paper Reduction
    6/30/2014

    In the Digital Age, manufacturers are relying less and less on physical paperwork — especially those that employ a manufacturing execution system (MES). According to an LNS Research report, while an MES can help reduce paperwork, companies can benefit from looking at the big picture instead of focusing on one or two areas at a time.

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