What changed manufacturing in 2017? – A quick review

2017 was a happening year for Manufacturing as an industry. Many new technologies entered the scene and revolutionized the market.   360° Vision   The ability to simulate a 3D version of the desired project with a full view vision even before manufacturing it, doesn’t only save money and efforts but also cuts down on resource consumption and saves times. It...

IoT Security: The Latest Addition to The Manufacturer’s Quiver

Industry 4.0 or the fourth Industrial Revolution became a reality today owing to the latest entrant on the manufacturing scene, Internet of Things.   A ‘smart factory’ is connected to supply chain networks; the data flow from the machines and the factory to the cloud. This enables synchronized and united control in all aspects of manufacturing, offering an easier, smarter,...

Going Lean and Green: The Manufacturing Sectors on a diet

The manufacturers of today want more than just a company which manufactures. They aim for an organization which would be good for its employees, its community and the environment.   Lean and Green processes are the tools which have been developed to achieve this dream.   Lean processes are the gold standard of manufacturing today. These processes aim at reducing resource...

Will Green Manufacturing Processes change the Manufacturing Sectors?

If you are looking for a brief answer: YES.   If you are looking for reasons to support your answer, here are some:     Reduced Resource Use     While redesigning, re-engineering, restructuring and retooling processes and operations to make them more sustainable socially and environmentally, many leading facilities have figured out that using green processes leads to lower resource use as well. Many facilities...

The good old Agile Manufacturing Processes and The World of Manufacturing

What is Agile Manufacturing?   Agile manufacturing processes enable an organization to respond quickly to customer needs and the market changed by equipping it with require processes, tools and training the workforce.   The very usefulness of agile processing lies in developing of manufacturing support technology that allows the designers,  marketers and the production personnel to share a common database of parts...

How Logistics and SCM Industry Manufactures are leaning towards Agile and Green

Logistics and Supply chain management systems are the backbone of the manufacturing industry as a whole. They provide the concrete that builds the industry and helps it thrive.   An agile supply chain is network based, virtual, market sensitive and process integration oriented.   It is an operational strategy for inducing flexibility and velocity to the supply chain. Facilities which follow this...

Going Green and Lean: Process Manufacturing sector upgrades its Arsenal

Today’s intense competition, forces organizations to constantly look for more efficient, cost-effective ways to keep their products affordable and finances solvent.   Lean processes work towards eliminating waste from the system in a systematic and continuous approach.   Here, waste can be policies, procedures, production process, anything that consumes resources but doesn’t add value to the product.   Green processes need to be...

Discrete Manufacturing: Green and Lean yet?

Discrete manufacturing has a quite dynamic process flow. It doesn’t enforce an assembly line style strict and inflexible manufacturing process but a rather flexible one. Any process may run independently of others. This provides great scope for streamlining and reducing overheads in the process.   By being green, we mean a manufacturing process which is eco-friendly. On the other hand,...

Hybrid Additive Manufacturing: The Next Big Thing?

Hybrid Additive Manufacturing (HAM) is the recent entrant to the manufacturing processes scene and it is here to stay. Let’s understand why:   Bring Your Own Recipe   Hybrid Additive Manufacturing processes allow companies to create their own recipes of metals depending on their needs. This not only provides more flexibility but also reduces wastage and saves overheads.   The Bliss of Power...

How are Agile Manufacturing trends changing the face of Logistics and SCM?

Agile manufacturing is quite resources intensive. Keeping this fact in mind, one does wonder, in a world driven by outsourcing, why would anyone want to follow the completely in-house route? Well if you are in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management industry, You Do. What trends are we talking about here? Where did they come from? A highly spearheaded and customized...