Manufacturing Archive

How the Chips Crisis Affects the Automotive Industry

The severe shortages of semiconductor chips will have a major influence on global vehicle manufacturing in 2021 and the following year, causing the automotive industry to suffer massive losses. According to a Bloomberg report, there is a severe scarcity of display driver chips, which is causing problems for a myriad of industries, including the automotive

Challenges for Tech Industry in Supply Chain Management

Disruption in the manufacturing process due to the global pandemic of COVID-19 has also taken a toll on the tech industry. Global lockdown has accelerated consumer’s shift to e-commerce, thus leading to rising demand for omnichannel solutions. Responding to this trend, a mature supply network is crucial to overcome the complexity of manufacturing high-tech products.

A Guide to Building Warehouse Management System for Retail Businesses

If you are in the e-commerce business, modern software solutions help you keep operations running smoothly and efficiently. This is the reason why a warehouse management system is crucial for businesses in the retail industry. What is a warehouse management system? Warehouse management system (WMS) is a software solution specifically designed to support the daily

Logistics Insights in 2021: What Skills are In-demand & What Trends Shape The Industry? 

Covid-19 has led to an unprecedented crisis in many businesses globally, forcing most employees to undergo an overnight transition into remote workers. Be it a temporary policy for companies or evolves into a permanent one, it is imminent that the pandemic accelerated an organisation’s digital transformation journey. In-demand skills & talent mobility  LinkedIn predicted that

Future Shock: Are You Up to the Omnichannel Challenge?

Picture this: You stand outside and hear thunder. Looking up to the sky, you see a dark grey cloud. You take out your smartphone to find a website selling umbrellas. After choosing the style and colour, you press ‘Order’. In a mere 5 minutes, a drone is hovering above you, gently delivering the purchase into

5 Priorities for Retail Supply Chain during the On-Going COVID-19 Pandemic 

As the COVID-19 cases continue to rise globally, retailers have stepped up their efforts when it comes to providing consumers with essential goods and to protect the health and wellbeing of communities. In 2020, the global trade witnessed a significant downturn due to reduction of Chinese imports and the subsequent decline in activity. As of

Supply Chain Strategic Partnership & Partnership Maintaining 

One study showed that strategic suppliers partnership has a positive and significant effect on the integration of supply chain and supply chain performance. Supply chain partnership also helps increase the cooperation and communication between functions and firms, such as balancing production, synchronizing logistics, and shortening the time to market new products remarkably. Strengthening flexibility and

How to Find the Right Digital Manufacturing for Your Supply Chain 

A handful of forward-thinking manufacturers have evolved significantly over the past decade into digital supply chains that are far more agile, efficient, reliable, and versatile than their traditional predecessors. This is great news for like-minded companies and procurement teams wanting to partner with manufacturers that place importance on technology. So, how do you find the

Building Supply Chain Future with 3D Printing 

3D printing, known as “additive manufacturing”, has been capturing the imagination of everyone from entrepreneurs to at-home hobbyists in recent years. Today, there is a growing surge in mainstream interest in 3D printing, with exciting new breakthroughs and applications being introduced periodically. Among commercial industries, there is a growing hype and excitement that 3D printing

Preparing Supply Chain for AI, Blockchain & Machine Learning: 5 Questions to Ask

Data is the new oil – it becomes more essential than ever. Technological leaps like blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning run on data. They’re already beginning to transform supply chain operations across many sectors. So, is your supply chain organization prepared to adopt these emerging technologies and generate operational improvements to deliver the anticipated