Articles by tag: supply chain

A Domestic U.S. Mining & Rare Metals Supply Chain Still Lacks Industry & Political Support

Mining & Rare Metals Supply Chain

The U.S. is in need of a domestic mining & rare metals supply chain. There’s a natural motivation around developing this kind of supply chain, as it’s smart production strategy to give U.S.  companies more diversity in their sourcing & manufacturing partners. There’s also a national imperative to keep America’s supply chains resilient, one […]

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Transforming the Pharma Supply Chain: Reduce Your Ecological Footprint by Embracing Green Packaging and Energy Efficiency

In the pharmaceutical industry, where the supply chain’s complexity often complicates sustainability efforts, Benchmark Products is emerging as a beacon of environmental responsibility. Through a strategic blend of green packaging, energy-efficient operations, and waste reduction, Benchmark Products not only addresses its ecological footprint but also sets a precedent for the sector. This comprehensive approach […]

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Increasing Transparency Through AI and Machine Learning Provides Necessary Preparation for the New Industrial World

How is the migration to AI and machine learning poised to revolutionize supply chain optimization in the construction industry? Kelly J. Massad, the CEO of Mainstay Digital, highlights the transformative potential of AI and machine learning in enhancing visibility and transparency across the supply chain, ensuring a more efficient and streamlined process. “By increasing […]

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Engineering & Construction
Thin Margins: The Paper Shortage and Its Toll on the Printing Industry

In today’s dynamic business landscape, adaptability is key to survival. The printing industry, known for its resilience and evolution, recently faced an unprecedented and formidable challenge with a worldwide paper shortage. This part 1 episode of Unlocking Potential dives deep into the heart of this crisis, exploring its causes, consequences, and actionable solutions. At the […]

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Bad Birdie Rises in the World of Sports Fashion Through Promotion of Vibrancy and Personality

The world of golf and sports apparel has seen so many changes, but Bad Birdie Golf stands out with its unique and vibrant approach. For a fresh episode of “Hammer Down,” host Mike Bush looked into the company’s stylistic revolution, featuring Jordan Dickerson, the mastermind behind Bad Birdie’s supply chain. The episode offered a […]

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Professional AV
Redefining AV Technology: Turning Supply Chain Challenges into Triumphs in 2023

Amidst the backdrop of ongoing supply chain challenges, 2023 has been a pivotal year for the Audio-Visual (AV) industry, marked by significant innovations and shifts in traditional practices. This context sets the stage for an in-depth exploration of the year’s most impactful developments and future projections in AV technology. Matt Boyer, Director of Technology […]

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Insights on the status of the AV Industry Supply Chain

In a time when the AV industry supply chain faces unprecedented challenges, understanding its current status and future trajectory is crucial. In this week’s segment of “Dear Matt,” presented by Vistacom, host Matt Boyer, the Director of Technology at Vistacom, brings his over 30 years of experience in the audiovisual industry to the status […]

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Women's empowerment
Seizing the Narrative: The Transformative Impact of Storytelling on Women’s Empowerment
April 19, 2024

With gender equality becoming a significant global agenda, the narrative around women’s empowerment is more relevant than ever. Amid rising awareness and shifting societal norms, women are increasingly seeking avenues for self-expression and empowerment. A recent study by the Global Gender Gap Report highlights that while progress is being made, substantial efforts are still […]

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V2G technology
Plug into the Future: Decoding V2G for Utility Applications
April 19, 2024

Brian Rudy from Verizon IoT and Melissa Chan of Fermata Energy explore the cutting-edge potential of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Their discussion highlights how this innovation transforms electric vehicles into dynamic energy storage units, capable of stabilizing the grid by storing and discharging power as needed. This technology represents a significant shift […]

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zero trust architecture
Secure Grid Modernization with Zero Trust Architecture
April 19, 2024

Ray Bauer of Verizon Business engages with Del Rodriguez from Palo Alto Networks at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Rodriguez shares insights into the significance of cybersecurity within the utility sector, particularly in light of increasing cyber threats and the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT). Bauer and Rodriguez discuss Palo Alto Networks’ initiatives to enhance […]

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private wireless networks
Private Wireless Networks
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Wayne Weeks discusses the evolving utility industry with John Gaster, CEO of KSI Data Sciences at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Together, they explore how KSI focuses on harnessing data from remote sensing devices to enhance the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of utility operations. Gaster emphasizes the significant role of AI and machine learning in […]

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Enhancing Supply Chain Visibility and Efficiency Through Radio Communications
November 29, 2023

While the logistics industry often gravitates toward cutting-edge technology, Wesley Boyce, an Assistant Professor of Practice in Supply Chain Management and Analytics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, brings to light the enduring significance of radio communication. In a world enthralled by digital innovation, he argues that the simplicity of radios could be their greatest […]

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Bart De Muynck on Navigating the Supply Chain
October 4, 2023

How is AI transforming the logistics industry, and what are the key trends shaping its future? Join Chris Torrence, Chief Strategy Officer at Optym, as he welcomes Bart De Muynck, a strategic advisor in logistics and technology. The dynamic conversation between the two industry veterans touches on various macro-level trends in the supply chain, […]

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It’s Time For U.S. Companies To Embrace Lean Manufacturing
September 11, 2023

The U.S. manufacturing sector has seen a decline, with domestic producers’ market share for goods dropping to 66% in 2022 and productivity remaining stagnant since 2011. Manufacturers grapple with challenges ranging from supply chain disruptions to accessing cutting-edge production technology. However, lean manufacturing, rooted in employee engagement and data-driven approaches, emerges as a beacon of […]

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From Potential Strikes to Bankruptcies, the Supply Chain Took a Few Punches This Summer. What’s the Outlook for the Rest of 2023?
August 15, 2023

In the past few weeks, the logistics industry has faced unparalleled challenges. From narrowly avoiding the costliest strike in US history, to major players like Yellow Corporation declaring bankruptcy, it’s evident that the supply chain is experiencing significant turbulence. Amidst this, industry reports indicate a “market cycle slump,” even as the growth of e-commerce […]

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India Emerges as a Powerful Contender in Global Supply Chain Diversification, But Isn’t a Panacea. Here’s What You Need to Know.
August 1, 2023

The global supply chain is currently undergoing several seismic shifts. Having now surpassed China as the most populous country in the world, India is emerging as a strategic alternative for multinational corporations considering diversification from a China-centric approach. Combining software and manufacturing prowess with competitive pricing, India now stands as a strong contender in […]

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Chipotle’s Expansion Strategy and Market Research Efforts are Sizzling Hot. Other Restaurants Take Note.
July 27, 2023

Chipotle’s big foil burritos and piled-high burrito bowls are  coming soon to hundreds of small towns across America as part of the company’s massive growth and expansion plan. Despite potential supply challenges due to its reliance on fresh ingredients, Chipotle is ready to take on established chains like McDonald’s and Applebee’s. Chipotle’s new strategy […]

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A UPS Strike Was Averted, But Supply Chain Fragility and its Labor Model Are Now Back in Focus
July 27, 2023

The recent UPS Teamster strike that was narrowly avoided has brought to the fore concerns about the state of the global supply chain. As e-commerce has evolved and the immediacy of delivery has become the norm, we find ourselves questioning the sustainability of such a model. Our reliance on single supplier, high-speed logistics creates […]

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Optimism in the Face of Disruption: Chatting with Anne Partington on Manufacturing Operations and Decarbonization
July 18, 2023

As we propel ourselves into the mid-decade of the 2020s, the manufacturing operations all over the world are under significant disruption. Technology advancements, the rise of 5G, the pandemic’s influence, and more recently, decarbonization efforts in the fight against climate change have redefined the landscape. As vast capital shifts into the decarbonization movement, it […]

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3M Brings Innovation to the Manufacturing Supply Chain Environment
May 15, 2023

Exciting insights from Carl Doeksen, Global Robotics and Automation Director at 3M, on the changing landscape of robotics and automation. “Automation is the key to staying competitive in the B2B landscape. By fostering a culture of innovation, collaborating closely with customers, and leveraging diverse expertise, businesses can position themselves as leaders in their respective industries.” […]

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