Automotive

A roadmap for safely navigating the boom in auto manufacturing in Mexico

Automotive, Cross Border, Industrial Manufacturing, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain, Transportation Management
March 18, 2014

Want to source smarter south of the border? Imagine a birds-eye view of a freeway at rush hour in any major American city, as the lanes fill up with every conceivable make and model of automobile. There, in the resulting gridlock and traffic snarl...

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Why visibility is essential to navigating a high-performing industrial supply chain.

Aerospace, Automotive, Industrial Manufacturing, Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain
January 29, 2014

As any pilot knows, visibility is essential to safely reaching a desired destination. Modern instrument landing systems can help planes land when visibility conditions are poor. However, pilots still need visual references from the runway to maneuver...

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Getting on the Road to a Smarter Industrial Manufacturing Supply Chain

Aerospace, Automotive, Industrial Manufacturing
October 21, 2013

Take a page from the automotive industry’s playbook. Few markets have been as effective at transforming processes, eliminating waste and driving continuous improvement as the automotive industry. It started after World War II when the Toyota Produ...

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Top 6 Reasons Manufacturing is Moving to Mexico

Aerospace, Automotive, Inbound Manufacturing Product Flow, Industrial Manufacturing, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain
July 16, 2013

Looking to cut transportation costs, minimize inventory & get products to market faster? Know the benefits and challenges before you take automotive, aerospace or industrial production south of the border. As the automotive and aerospace i...

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Measuring Logistics Density to Improve Your Capacity Utilization

Automotive, Supply Chain, Transportation Management
June 24, 2013

Just as density exists in every element in the periodic table of elements, logistics density is also everywhere in the world of supply chain management. Logistics density can be discovered in the route design of inbound manufacturing logistics, in se...

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Increased Supply Chain Visibility: A Competitive Advantage

Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Inbound Manufacturing Product Flow, Industrial Manufacturing, Retail, Supply Chain
May 10, 2013

When you are searching for answers on how to improve your supply chain, you will find an array of sources that speak to different strategies and tactics that can be implemented to help. But there is one common theme you will always come across:  vis...

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The Importance of a Contingency Plan

Automotive, Industries, Supply Chain
February 26, 2013

A couple of weeks ago the Northeast was hit with a blizzard that brought heavy snowfall and high winds, which caused disruption for families and businesses. People lost power, highways were closed and almost 5,000 flights were cancelled. However, log...

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Automotive Manufacturer Gains Success with Consolidated Logistics

Automotive, Industries, Supply Chain
February 21, 2013

Today’s automotive manufacturers and suppliers are seeking creative ways to drive costs out of their operations, balance inventory and speed products to market. To lead the competition, automotive companies require a flexible manufacturing model th...

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