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In today's business world lack of agility is a problem. Bad weather, earthquakes and geopolitical events can disrupt supply chains with little or no warning. A procurement function that fails to respond risks shutting down manufacturing. And...
In recent years the auto industry has moved from building cars to building platforms. Lowering costs while increasing flexibility, platform engineering means seemingly different cars share common underpinnings. By reducing complexity through...
Few things in manufacturing are more important than effective quality control. While it's well-known that quality control is essential for keeping your customers happy and preserving the reputation of your brand, quality control is also able to help...
A manufacturer’s products are only as good as the parts they use. If the parts vary, performance for the whole product will be unpredictable, which can quickly have customers looking for other manufacturers. This is especially true when working with...
In order to be successful, procurement specialists must navigate the ever-changing landscape of the market, staying on top of the latest trends in procurement and manufacturing. With 2019 still young, there are plenty of important procurement trends...
Like most every industry, the medical manufacturing industry is rapidly evolving, and 2019 is set to bring a number of interesting new trends and developments. Below, we'll take a look at the top three medical manufacturing trends that you will want...
The automotive industry is in flux. Demand is falling, or maybe not. Autonomy is on the way, but perhaps not yet. Consumers want greener, safer cars, but they want performance too. And then there's connectivity: are cars really becoming cellphones...
How to Achieve Profitability with Custom Bearings The choice of bearings can determine how well a product meets customer needs. By extension then, company reputation rests on how well those rotating elements do their job.
Off-road vehicles such as ATVs and snowmobiles often must take a lot of abuse. Therefore, manufacturers of these vehicles must build their vehicles using components that are designed to take abuse as well. Bearings play a critical role in the...
Effective procurement strategies are essential for success in the automotive industry, as automotive manufacturers must be able to ensure they procure components that are both affordable and high-quality. To improve the results of the procurement...