From advanced robotics in R&D labs to computer vision in warehouses, technology is making an impact on every step of the manufacturing process. “Lights-out manufacturing” refers to factories that operate autonomously and require no human presence. Because they don’t need human supervision, they don’t require lighting and can consist of several machines functioning in the […]

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Regardless of the size of your business, boosting productivity is essential to enhancing gross profits and maintaining competitiveness. Productivity on the manufacturing floor depends on a combination of efficient employees, equipment and processes. Driving improvement in all of these areas involves examining the current practices in place and making adjustments to systems, employee training and […]

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Logistics management activities typically include inbound and outbound transportation management, fleet management, warehousing, materials handling, order fulfilment, logistics network design, inventory control, supply/demand planning and management of third-party logistics services providers. To varying degrees, logistics management functions include customer service, sourcing and procurement, production planning and scheduling, packaging, and assembly. Logistics management is part of all […]

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