Resolving fluidity challenges in today’s bottlenecked supply chain environment with technology

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

In today’s demanding supply chain environment, SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are facing unprecedented supply chain challenges much like larger companies and, as a result, have been investing in their own fleets due to the lack of equipment available in the marketplace

How to Remove Measurement Bottlenecks

MEM

While bottlenecks outside of the facility are difficult to control, manufacturers can take measurement to prevent bottlenecks on the assembly line. While it is a common bottleneck, manufacturers cannot simply stop measuring their parts. Removing the bottleneck.

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Removing Production Bottlenecks through Automation

Universal Robots

In the search for a way to efficiently drill holes through the pieces of foam used for the upholstery to create the tufted look, Fibreline determined automation was the key to achieving their production goals.

Digital Health Company Epicore Biosystems Won’t Sweat Supply-Chain Bottlenecks

Plastics Today

The maker of sweat-sensing wearables partners with 3M and Innovize to ensure uninterrupted materials supply and production

AMBA’s Online Tool Lets Mold Makers Share Surplus or Deficit Capacity

Plastics Today

Mold makers with open capacity can easily connect with peers experiencing production bottlenecks

Visibility & Resiliency: Letting Your Factory Work For You

Cisco Industrial Automation

Industry research shows that by 2023, 30% of manufacturers will enhance their shop floor digital twin with real-time signal transponder data, leading to an 80% reduction in logistic bottlenecks in shop floor and storage areas – Source: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Manufacturing 2021.

Smart mounting software helps techs assemble control cabinets

Design World

Control cabinet and switchgear manufacturing is under increasing time pressures and the lack of skilled employees may also be causing bottlenecks in many cases.

Recession or not, slower growth in spending is inevitable

Plastics News

While there may still be many plastics processors that continue to experience bottlenecks in the supply chain, a growing number of manufacturers now find themselves struggling with just the opposite problem — oversupply and lagging demand

Manufacturing Smartly with Digital Assembly of Control Cabinets

Control.com

A shortage in skilled labor prompted EPLAN to create the new Eplan Smart Mounting software to alleviate manufacturing bottlenecks by efficiently mapping out control cabinets digitally before they are manufactured

Easily Automate Workflows in the Warehouse With the Combined Power of Ivanti Neurons for IIoT and Velocity for Business Process Automation

Manufacturing Tomorrow

The Combination of Ivanti Neurons for IIoT and Velocity Enables Supply Chain Operators to Easily Automate and Solve Bottlenecks in Business Processes and Keep Warehouse Operations Moving Smoothly

UK factory growth slows to weakest in 18 months as business optimism falls

The Guardian Manufacturing

Supply bottlenecks, cost pressures and softer demand hit British industry Growth in UK factories’ order books and output has slowed to its weakest in 18 months as cost pressures, supply bottlenecks and softer demand hit British industry.

Factories bearing the brunt of UK economic slowdown

The Guardian Manufacturing

Higher costs, weaker demand and bottlenecks sink manufacturing output to lowest level since start of pandemic Britain’s factories are bearing the brunt of the slowdown in the economy as higher costs, weaker demand and supply bottlenecks combine to send output plunging.

Production Multisensor CMM Inspection On The Production Floor

Metrology

Rapid part changes, raw material bottlenecks and labor shortages continue to drive demand for multisensor inspection machines with the option to automate.

Remote Machine Monitoring Connects the Shopfloor

Modern Machine Shop

FactoryWiz says its data collection system enables users to visualize real-time performance data, work with actionable information, identify shop floor production bottlenecks, track machine uptime anytime, anywhere and download/upload (DNC) part programs Photo Credit: FactoryWiz.

AM Forward for American Supply Chain Resiliency: Neal Orringer, President of ASTRO America

Additive Manufacturing

Topics Include: 2:00 – Addressing Supply Chain Bottlenecks. Available in your favorite app: On this episode the AM Voices podcast, Adam J.

Canada invests in Hamilton transload to relieve supply congestion

Canadian Manufacturing

It represents a long-term commitment to work with stakeholders on strategic infrastructure projects to address transportation bottlenecks, vulnerabilities, and congestion along Canada’s trade corridors. HAMILTON — Canada’s Transport Minister Omar Alghabra has announced funding of up to $5 million under the National Trade Corridors Fund for the Building Capacity in Canada’s Steel Supply Chain project.

Havells’ partnership with Dassault Systèmes to Boost the Productivity and Operational Efficiency of Its Factories.

Dinesh Mishra

This empowers them with decision making, from shop floor to top floor, hence eliminating non-value added activities and process bottlenecks. India’s largest fast-moving electrical goods manufacturer is using Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA applications for its Manufacturing Execution System (MES).

Two Reasons to Form Additive Tooling Partnerships

Mold Making Technology

Solve bottlenecks in your moldmaking process. Building partnerships that involve experienced AM resources can also solve bottlenecks in your moldmaking process, such as waiting on steel, heat treatment, programming and complex geometry requiring significant EDM and electrodes. 3D printing mold inserts can produce 80-98% complete inserts, including heat treatment, requiring minimal to no finish machining. Photo Credit, all images: Next Chapter Manufacturing.

MC Machinery to Showcase Newest Lasers, Press Brakes and More at FABTECH

Fabricating & Metal Work

The ASTES4 Skyway High Speed laser sorting system is a solution for fabricators facing worker shortages and bottlenecks resulting from the increased productivity of higher-volume fiber lasers.

Supply Chain Chaos: How Companies Are Responding and Adapting to the New Reality

21st Century Tech

But when we ordered a sofa trundle bed we ran up against a supply chain bottleneck. Recently, the CBS news program, 60 Minutes , ran a piece describing the very problem with global supply chain bottlenecks in the port of Los Angeles that likely had befouled our sofabed purchase.

Canada adopts joint statement on collaborating with other economies to mitigate broken supply chains

Canadian Manufacturing

and the United States intend to work together to create a crisis response to help alleviate transportation, logistics, supply chain disruptions, bottlenecks and long-term resilience challenges. OTTAWA — The U.S.

The big picture: Trends in artificial intelligence for manufacturers

Automation Mag

AI can predict maintenance failures earlier and schedule a diagnostic or repair at a convenient, or non-bottleneck time. This bottleneck is prohibitive for many companies for a variety of reasons. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is touted as a panacea by many.

Unifor federal lobby calls for stronger policies and action on affordability for workers

Canadian Manufacturing

Unifor leadership and staff standing out front of Queen’s Park (CNW Group/Unifor).

CME releases statement following National Supply Chain Task Force report

Canadian Manufacturing

“This report and its recommendations are a good first step towards fixing supply chain bottlenecks and making Canada a better place to do business. OTTAWA — Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) says they applaud the recommendations found in the final report of the National Supply Chain Task Force and welcomes the call from Transportation Minister Omar Alghabra for a national supply chain strategy.

Hybrid Milling/Drilling Machine Reduces Total Mold Machining Time

Mold Making Technology

MSI Mold Builders identified a bottleneck at the very start of its manufacturing process where it squared mold blocks and drilled and tapped eye-bolt holes to rapidly and safely move large blocks around the floor.

Weiler Abrasives to Showcase Industry Solutions at FABTECH 2022

Fabricating & Metal Work

Weiler Abrasives specialists will also be scheduling consultations at the booth to help visitors understand their abrasive spend, along with ways to increase productivity and eliminate grinding and finishing bottlenecks.

The Future of Smart Supply Chain with Industry 4.0

ATS

Share. The importance of the supply chain is most easily illustrated by the vast scale of the repercussions that follow when supply chain problems occur.

Smart Operations: the future of smart industry

Nexus Integra

Real-time data removes bottlenecks from all business processes. Intelligent operations are already part of our daily lives without us even realizing it.

CME applauds supply chain task force recommendations; calls for immediate action

Automation Mag

This report and its recommendations are a good first step towards fixing supply chain bottlenecks and making Canada a better place to do business. Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) released a statement applauding the recommendations in the final National Supply Chain Task Force.

Data Collection Software Increases Efficiency, Reduces Downtime

Mold Making Technology

According to Wintriss, the software can significantly increase manufacturing capacity and profitability by identifying and quantifying excessive production losses and bottlenecks. Photo Credit: Wintriss Controls Group.

ABB Unveils New Battery Manufacturing Methodology

MEM

Our approach aims to support the production increases in gigawatt factories around the world to reduce the bottleneck in this fast-growing sector,” said Staffan Sodergard, Global Product Line Manager for Battery Manufacturing at ABB.

Data Collection Software Increases Efficiency, Reduces Downtime

Modern Machine Shop

According to Wintriss, the software can significantly increase manufacturing capacity and profitability by identifying and quantifying excessive production losses and bottlenecks. Photo Credit: Wintriss Controls Group.

Würth Group Continues on its Growth Track

Fastener News Desk

“Supply and material bottlenecks, price increases, the COVID-19 pandemic and, since February, the conflict in Ukraine: Coping with these crises which are currently hitting the economy is very challenging for all of us. Sales rose by 18.4 percent to EUR 9.9

U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Totaled $178.1 Million in August; 8.9% Over 2021

Fabricating & Metal Work

Forecasts of a complete recovery are still more than one year away as we face economic headwinds and supply chain bottlenecks.”. August 2022 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $178.1 million, according to the U.S.

Modern digital technologies and Cloud plays a prominent role in the transformation of supply chains: Kaushik Mitra, Senior Director, Oracle   

Dinesh Mishra

In an exclusive interview, Kaushik Mitra, Senior Director- ERP/EPM Sales, Oracle India, explains the role of Cloud in allowing businesses to address their bottlenecks pertaining to complex supply chains.

Five things you need to know about the Liberals’ fall economic update

Canadian Manufacturing

With Liberals facing criticism for bottlenecks in Canada’s immigration process, another $50 million will go toward the immigration department in the current fiscal year “to address ongoing application backlogs, speed up processing and allow for skilled newcomers to fill critical labour gaps faster.”.

Decommissioning North Sea wells could cost £20bn

E&T

However, the growth in other renewable energies, such as offshore wind, could cause bottlenecks in demand for decommissioning services, the report says. . The North Sea has witnessed an increase in decommissioning projects within the last year, a trend that is expected to significantly accelerate in the next decade, according to a new industry report. .

BoC says that stimulus measures should have been withdrawn earlier to combat inflation

Canadian Manufacturing

Bottlenecks occurred in these sectors because of demand surges driven by a combination of stimulus policies, shutdowns and re-opening, as well as by consumers shifting away from services.” ” The deputy governor said the stimulus delivered simultaneously by countries through government support programs and lower interest rates had spillover effects globally and contributed to supply chain bottlenecks.

Sifting through the Hype: A Brief Guide to Discerning Truth in Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

The fastest printer in the west isn’t worth the name if its post-processing more than doubles the work time, creating an inherent bottleneck. It’s the most magical time of year! No, not that one quite yet, whatever retail establishments want you to think.

How 3D printing is reshaping the future of supply chains

Manufacturer's Monthly

Recent changes to the supply chain emerged shortly after the global pandemic was announced, particularly during COVID-19 lockdowns, due to abrupt shifts in demand that created bottlenecks at ports worldwide.

Germany’s private sector activity sees downturn in August

AU Manufacturing

This was reportedly due to a softening of some material prices and a further easing of supply bottlenecks. . Market activity in Germany’s private sector slipped for the second consecutive month and at a faster rate, according to the S&P Global’s Flash purchasing managers’ index report. .

Federal government invests in supply chain capacity at Edmonton airport

Canadian Manufacturing

It represents a long-term commitment by the Government of Canada to work with stakeholders on strategic infrastructure projects to address transportation bottlenecks, vulnerabilities, and congestion along Canada’s trade corridors. EDMONTON — On Jul. 21, the Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, announced up to $100 million in funding under the National Trade Corridors Fund to increase cargo and logistics handling operations at the Edmonton International Airport.

Quality Assurance for Production-Scale Additive Manufacturing: Stratasys Acquires Software Company Riven

Additive Manufacturing

Parts inspection in particular can be a significant bottleneck in the production process, in many cases creating delays of weeks or months. EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. & & REHOVOT, Israel/October 25, 2022 — Stratasys announced the acquisition of quality assurance software company Riven.