IQReport December 04, 2020
The Key to Manufacturing Success Post Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised awareness of manufacturing's crucial societal and economic roles. At the same time, it has also caused companies to prioritize cost reduction initiatives and increase the urgency of creating transparent and flexible supply chains.
Now, more than ever, manufacturing companies need to work together to apply data and analytics in their operations to unlock value and achieve sustainable growth.
The World Economic Forum has partnered with Boston Consulting to create a data-sharing framework to help manufacturers use data to increase productivity, labor efficiency, and optimize net working capital.
Read the complete article, This is the key to manufacturing in a post-pandemic world, to learn the three main ways collaboration around data and analytics can benefit manufacturing.
Redesigning Production for Remote Workers
Imagine a workplace where robots are operated remotely by shop floor technicians so that production could continue uninterrupted even if no one could enter the plant.
That idea isn't so far-fetched.
Robotic surgery gives us a glimpse into such a future. For years, surgeons have performed minimally invasive procedures using a set of robotic hands to manipulate medical instruments that are controlled from across the room. Could that kind of technology be adapted to a remote manufacturing workstation? A recent IndustryWeek article, It's Not Far-Fetched: Redesigning Production for Remote Work, provides insights into the potential of how to enable similar technologies into manufacturing. Read the complete article to learn more. Click here to read the complete article.
Momentum Building for the 3DEXPERIENCE WORLD & DELMIAworks User Conference, February 9-11, 2021
As we continue to experience our new normal, we are reimagining how to connect the DELMIAworks customers from around the world. For your health and safety, 3DEXPERIENCE WORLD will be a virtual event in 2021. The event will include three days of exciting general sessions, technical breakout sessions, opportunities to connect with DELMIAworks experts and executives as well as other users in guided networking sessions, and much more—all from the comfort of your home or office.
You will be able to attend keynotes, educational breakouts, both live and on-demand, tour exhibits, participate in surveys, chats, and engaging meetup sessions. And it's FREE. LEARN MORE & REGISTER NOW!
Pod Pack's ERP System Keeps the Coffee Moving
It all started with 400 square feet in New Orleans.
That's not a lot of room to do much of anything, much less pack, and ship single-serve coffee pods. But that is how Pod Pack started in 1996, and the company's bet on single-serve coffee being a growing market quickly paid off. Step by step, the company grew, adding a machine here and a machine there as capacity needs demanded. That initial growth was accomplished through manual processes, record-keeping, and inventory tracking. But as growth continued, those solutions became cumbersome and inefficient, threatening the company's plans for continued growth.
A recent Food Engineering magazine article highlights how DELMIAworks ERP has been nothing short of a fundamental revamping of how Pod Pack operates. The company is now anticipating future growth instead of fearing it as a challenge that will strain it's resources. Click here to read the complete article.
Make Lean Manufacturing Your Competitive Advantage
Lean Manufacturing has become common practice across most manufacturing sectors because it removes inefficiencies from daily operations to deliver reliable results, including:
- Eliminating defective products and production over-runs
- Reducing equipment and labor downtime
- Reducing inventory handling and storage costs
- Eliminating non-value-added movement of people material and equipment
DOWNLOAD THE WHITEPAPER, What is Lean Manufacturing, to learn more about Lean Manufacturing and how it can help you control costs and increase quality to keep your customers happy. DOWNLOAD NOW!