How Cloud ERP Can Protect Your Business From Future Disruptions

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Given the numerous challenges that manufacturers have faced over recent years, many are busy devising smart roadmaps for navigating their business successfully into the future. As well as hoping to minimize the disruption created by external events, such as supply chain disruption or rising prices, these organizations will be looking to drive productivity, improve cost-efficiency, …

How Technology Can Help Infant Formula Manufacturers Meet Quality Control Standards

How Technology Can Help Infant Formula Manufacturers Meet Quality Control Standards

The search for baby formula has put a strain on parents, even as the FDA begins to expedite imports of specific brands. While formula is often associated with babies who don’t consume breast milk, those who suffer from metabolic phenylketonuria, MSUD, and other metabolic disorders, including kids and adults, are also impacted by the shortage …

Chemical Manufacturers Relying on Railways Continue to Experience Supply Chain Issues

Railway Supply Chain Issues

With the holidays right around the corner, Santa’s sleigh may be the only thing fast enough to transport the mass amount of overstock sitting at key U.S. transit ports.  Due to increasing import velocity, sources say ports designed to hold around 9,000 cargo units are now being pushed to their limits holding 35,000 containers or …

Innovations in Deep Analytics Are Critical to the Future of Supply Chains

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Digital transformation accelerated very quickly during the global pandemic, leading to 10 years of innovation in just three months. The abrupt changes came mere weeks after the rules of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect and just a few months before they were enforced. As the risk of new fines piled up …

Vendor Diversification Is Here to Stay

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many manufacturing businesses were forced to expand their vendor network to obtain crucial raw materials. While at the time this might have felt like a short-term solution, with many intending to revert back to using a select group of long-standing vendors, the increasingly challenging economic climate has forced some businesses to …

Pivoting from ‘Just-in-Time’ to ‘Just-in-Case’ Inventory Management

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Recent Supply Chain Disruptions are Making the Case for This Shift in Inventory Management Since the start of 2020, shortages have been an almost constant issue for manufacturing businesses around the world. While we saw consumers adopting a ‘just in case’ mentality when it came to buying household commodities, not all manufacturers were able to …

7 Common Issues Driving Manufacturers to Look for New ERP Solutions

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The current economic climate is causing pains across the entire manufacturing sector. But with many of the same issues plaguing manufacturers across the country, there are strengths in numbers. By identifying with similar issues, you can strategize on how to predict and respond to existing pain points for your business. The worst situation to be …