Most readers of this blog are probably aware of the ongoing electronics components shortage, but are you aware of what caused it, how to minimize the effects of the shortage and how to plan in advance for future shortages? Are you aware of rising prices of chip resistors because of the strain on supply?
Tariffs are in the news, and you might be asking yourself: how will the new tariffs affect my business?
If you read business news you've seen the word "blockchain." Maybe you even know what it means. This video from CNNMoney helped me understand what blockchain is and how it can help with supply chain management. Take a look:
One of the keys to a quality plastic injection molded part is an accurate mold – one that produces consistent pieces time and time again. So how is that accomplished?
Have you ever traveled to a country where the residents don't speak your language? Trying to make yourself understood and trying to understand someone else when neither of you is speaking your native language is hard enough when you're a tourist trying to find a museum, a good restaurant or the bathroom. Imagine trying to develop a product with...
How would you describe you or your company when it comes to technology?
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Of all the questions we hear, "why did my quote change" is one of the simplest and toughest to answer. The quote changed because of...well...change. But the reasons for the change can be complicated. In fact there might be more than one reason why your quote changed. Let's take a look at some of the factors that can cause an adjustment to your...
Once again, we've pulled together some links to stories that caught our eye in everything from distribution and logistics to the skills gap in manufacturing and the "final frontier." Hope you enjoy!
I don’t know if it’s the time of year or what but my emailbox and Twitter feeds are suddenly filled with stories about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT or Industrial Internet) and what that means to manufacturing as we know it.