Manufacturing Archive

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

2 Types of Inventory Control Systems 

Inventory control systems are technology solutions that integrate all aspects of an organization’s inventory tasks, including shipping, purchasing, receiving, warehouse storage, turnover, tracking, and reordering. While there are some debates regarding the differences between inventory management and inventory control, the truth is that a good inventory control system does it all by taking a holistic

Knowing Supply Chains Better: Terms You Should Know

Many people often believe that logistics and supply chains fall in the same categories. Yet, these terms have their own functions in the logistics industries. For instance, supply chains represent the overall sourcing, processing and delivery of goods to the end customers, while logistics specifically focuses on moving and storing goods between different supply chain

5 Affordable Procurement Software in 2020 

In this day and age, businesses can make the best use of technology to help them make a difference in terms of the acquisition of supplies. In this case, procurement software does just that. Procurement software helps automate the purchasing process and manages all activities related to an organisation’s expenditure. It makes complex processes easier,

COVID-19: Digitations in Supply Chain & What To Adapt 

Overall impact of COVID-19 on the supply chain remains unknown even though it is forecasted normalcy in China return in April, Reuters reported. China’s role in global trade has grown significantly as a primary producer of high-value products and components that are exported globally. China has also become a large customer of global commodities and

Defending Logistics & Transportation from Cyberattacks 

In June 2017, one of the biggest ransomware attacks targeted a shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk, costing the company an estimated $300 million with no way to clean the infected computer system. Maersk had to rebuild a significant portion of its IT infrastructure, installing over 50.000 new PCs, servers, and applications over the next two weeks. 

Coronavirus Impact on Port and Economy Globally 

American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has issued a statement highlighting the impacts that Covid-19 (coronavirus) has upon the ports, the shipping industry, the logistics, the economy, and the human health. As stated in the AAPA Press Release, Covid-19 will impact cargo volumes at several ports during the first quarter of 2020, as they might

Coronavirus: Its Impact on Global Supply Chain & the Solution

Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) which was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019, has now become a global threat as it spreads to more countries and raises death tolls. The impact of the outbreak goes beyond health and safety, with the world’s economic growth already hurting from the virus. The supply chain industry is

The Ultimate Guide for Retailers  to Enter International eCommerce

eCommerce is reshaping the global retail market since the turn of the century’s booming of online shopping trends. Internet access has reached all corners of the world while smartphones have quickly become an intrinsic part in the lives of billions of people. In this case, eCommerce has opened up a whole new shopping world, providing