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May 1, 2019 / by Guest Contributor posted in Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing

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Technology is responsible for bringing about many of the changes the manufacturing industry is currently experiencing. Each day, it's becoming more evident that business processes will soon be primarily technology-driven and that technological trends will impact different sectors of manufacturing and supply chain management.

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Long-Term Maintenance Means Big Savings

March 26, 2019 / by Dan Grant posted in Industrial Supplies and MRO, Fastenal, Manufacturing, Grainger

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Focusing on immediate, upfront savings can actually cost more than it saves. Learn how you can purchase with the long-term in mind AND save. 

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Supply Chain Performance: Do You Have the Visibility You Need?

March 20, 2019 / by Dan Grant posted in Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Procurement

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Learn how one Supply Chain Executive transformed his supply chain in less than a year; effectively securing and improving his company's competitive position through supply chain performance visibility.

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Creating a Competitive Supply Chain in Complex Times

March 4, 2019 / by Dan Grant posted in Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Procurement

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How PepsiCo is edging out the competition by strategically developing programs, groups and a supply chain centered on women. 

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3 Often-Missed Health Checks in the Workplace

November 5, 2017 / by Guest Contributor posted in Manufacturing, Industry News

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workplace-health-safetyPrime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Emily Roberts discusses how businesses can overcome the challenges of employee safety.

Health and safety on the job site is absolutely essential. Ensuring that proper health and safety procedures are in place is about much more than just meeting legal requirements, it is about ensuring that employees have access to safe working conditions and showing that you as an employer take their health and wellbeing seriously. It is also not enough to simply hand out hard hats and other articles of safety, there are a number of other important checks that should be carried out in order to guarantee the safety of your employees.

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The Latest Hack for the Manufacturing Skills Gap

September 21, 2017 / by Dan Grant posted in Manufacturing, Analytics and Technology

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Much has been made in recent years about manufacturers struggling to find enough qualified employees to fuel their organizations. The rise of automation has squeezed out simpler job tasks and shifted the labor need to more cutting-edge competencies that machines and artificial intelligence simply cannot yet perform without human alliance. The latest strategy companies are employing to fill in this gap is using augmented reality to help teach employees the advanced skills modern manufacturing is clamoring for.  

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Looming Freight Capacity Concerns and Rising Rates

August 24, 2017 / by Guest Contributor posted in Manufacturing, Industry News

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Prime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Neal Willis of ReTrans Freight, discusses upcoming freight limitations and price increases.

Summer’s window of vacations and time off are coming to an end and before we know it the holiday season will be upon us all the while freight shipments will continue to ramp up. Freight rates are poised to rise and the capacity situation will undoubtedly drive freight rates higher for shippers. Experts and analysts are warning shippers about the rising costs of freight rates and advising shippers to align 2018 for the pending crunch. Some brokerage heavy, large 3PLs have already fell victim to higher purchased transportation costs and their profits have taken a hit as a result.

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Technology Trends Driving The Future of Manufacturing

June 6, 2017 / by Guest Contributor posted in Manufacturing, Industry News

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OMNIA Partner has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, tech enthusiast and freelance writer, Heather Redding, discusses the technologies changing the face of manufacturing.

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What to Do When Your Engineering Resources are Limited

May 21, 2017 / by Dan Grant posted in Manufacturing, Procurement

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When a company’s engineering department is being stretched to its limits, this can have a debilitating effect on the organization. For one, this constrains the number of projects that can be in full-process at any given time. This in turn stifles production and innovation, which can weaken a company’s bottom line and decrease its competitive advantage.

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