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5 Incredible Ways The Blockchain is Reshaping The Supply Chain

Cryptocurrencies have gained mass popularity and acceptance across the globe. The brilliance of the technology from which they sprung baffles and attracts new businesses from all corners of the commerce arena, at a surprisingly fast-growing pace.<p>Blockchain technology or a "distributed ledger" is a …

It's Not Mexico That Will Ultimately 'Steal' Those Carrier Jobs

It's easy to understand why Carrier's decision under pressure to spare about 800 of its Indianapolis workers seemed like great news. The bad news? …

Manufacturing

Amazon's Real Future Isn't Drones. It's Self-Driving Trucks

Here in the US, trucks carry 10 billion tons of freight each year. That's 70 percent of all goods shipped across the country, according to the …

Enterprise Tech

Supply Chain Trends To Follow In 2017

The problem with trends is that they are like a freight train gaining speed; everyone can see the train, but at what point do you say the train is really moving at speed? With that in mind, here are the trends I’m following, the predictions I am making, or if not a prediction, the inflection points …

General Motors

Big Tech Has the Supply Chain Blues

Something is rotten in the state of the global supply chain.<p>The technology industry has spent years touting two great virtues: It makes amazing …

Agile Doesn’t Have a Brain

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UPS uses bicycles for holiday deliveries

UPS trucks are a common sight in Fresno-area neighborhoods as the holiday shipping season reaches its peak. But don’t be surprised if you see UPS …

How big data can improve manufacturing

Manufacturers taking advantage of advanced analytics can reduce process flaws, saving time and money.<p><b>In the past 20 years</b> or so, manufacturers have …

MatterFab Launches To Make Metal 3D Printing Affordable

When most people think of 3D printing, they usually think of the plastic trinkets that come out of Makerbot machines. But increasingly, there’s interest in being able to 3D print items out of metal, which allows for more heavy-duty industrial applications of the technology.<p>Metal 3D printers exist …

Distribution Network Optimization Studies: 14 Areas To Get Prepared

• shares<p>If you work in the world of supply chain or logistics management, you understand the volatility of both fuel and restraints on rising freight …

Talent is the Future of Supply Chain Management - Supply Chain 24/7

You would think that issues like cost reductions, customer service levels and fuel prices would top the list of things that keeps distribution, …

Beyond the Hype: The Industrial Challenges for 3D Printing

Technically speaking, the possibilities open to 3D printing are seemingly infinite. For the past few years, using a machine the unit purchase price …

Local Motors Begins 'Testing Phase' Leading Up to Their Live 3D Printing of a Car

In just over four months, Local Motors, a company which has garnered a lot of attention over the last year as it teamed with Oak Ridge National …

3D Printing

Directed Electrophoretic Deposition

If you thought that the current 3D printing technologies, such as FDM, SLS, SLA, and Jetting were advancing rapidly, then wait until you hear about …

7 KPIs You Should Track Using Workforce Management Software

Is your service enterprise operating at optimized capacity? Here are seven of the most important field service KPI for your organization.

5 Ways Field Service Software can Boost Your Response Time

Field service companies need a field service software to please customers based upon timely and efficient response to their needs.

Small brackets manufactured in one day for A350 XWB

Airbus is expanding use of 3-D printing (additive layer manufacturing) technology to manufacture parts for the company's line of aircraft. This …

America's Greatest Inventors Don't Dream Up Novel Ideas -- They Execute On Old Ones

From a church basement in Cleveland, John Spirk, John Nottingham and their team of 70 engineers, designers and tinkerers have patented more products than any group their size since Thomas Edison's days. But Spirk says their company, Nottingham Spirk, didn’t come up with any of the original …

The disruptive power of 3D printing

<b>Advocates of 3D printing say that small, in-home machines will allow tinkerers and makers to unleash a wave of creative energy, constructing whatever they can imagine, whether replacement shower curtain rings, works of art or even cars.</b><p>"The technology has not yet evolved to replace full …

The very real threat to your job

Since arriving on the scene 30 years ago, 3D printing has become one of the world’s most exciting technologies, tipped to change production the way …

Intellectual Property

MadeSolid Is Creating Next-Gen 3D Printing Materials

It seems like we can’t go a week these days without hearing about some new startup making a new 3D printer that wants to be better and cheaper than everything else. I’m not complaining, of course — competition is good for everyone. But it’s a tough space if you’re looking to stand out.<p>MadeSolid, a …

3D Printing for Agriculture

Someday, farmers will not only grow their own filament as a crop, but they'll also use it to create critical parts to keep their machinery turning …

How a Profession Went From Zero to Hero

Supply chain management (SCM) is no longer the Rodney Dangerfield of corporate functions.<p>While sales and marketing wins customers, SCM keeps them …

Manufacturing

The Year in Review: Field Service

2012 has been a fast paced year for the field service industry. There were some challenges that definitely impacted field service operations on …

2013 Predictions in Field Service

It is time to break out the crystal ball and take a look at some predictions for the field service industry. While no one can accurately predict...

Is Your Vehicle a Mobile Device? Telematics and the Service Industry

Service Can Make or Break a Company - An Infographic from ClickSoftware

Check out this great infographic from ClickSoftware that breaks down the ins and outs of customer service.