Featured Manufacturing & Warehousing Articles

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Manufacturing IT News For VARs — June 30, 2014
    6/30/2014

    In the news, articles give the details of ISO/DIS 9001:2014, explain 3D printing’s growth in manufacturing, and discuss the challenges of security around the Internet of Things (IoT).

  6. LNS Research: Manufacturers Leveraging Tech Are The Ones Who Stay On Top
    6/26/2014

    Manufacturing executives strive to achieve optimum quality, but they face obstacles in doing so. Reducing costs, meeting compliance requirements, and mitigating risk are three of the major challenges they encounter.

  7. MES Offers A Comprehensive Approach To WIP For Your Manufacturing Clients
    6/25/2014

    Because of the potential benefits, companies have made significant investments in improving work in progress (WIP) inventory in order to boost performance. A new ebook from LNS Research examines why improvements in this area are often elusive.

  8. Manufacturing And Warehousing News — June 23, 2014
    6/23/2014

    In the news, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has released the “State of Logistics Report,” and the Advanced Design and Manufacturing and Impact Forum announces its 2014 conference. Also in the news President Barack Obama pledges to boost American manufacturing and to give entrepreneurs greater access to production tools.

  9. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News — June 16, 2014
    6/16/2014

    In the news, U.S. factories are running at 77 percent capacity, the most in six years. Also, an article points out small and medium-sized enterprises aren’t fully leveraging mobile, social, data analytics, and cloud opportunities. And hybrid manufacturing demos at the RAPID conference drew a crowd — the method combines 3D printing with high speed milling in the same chamber.

  10. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — June 9, 2014
    6/9/2014

    In the news, factory orders increased in April — for the third month in a row. Also, articles discuss the benefits of multiphysics simulation, why your customers should consider integrated business planning, and ways to provide affordable personalization.

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