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Diaper Manufacturer Gets a Handle on Materials Sourcing with Automated Data Collection Software

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Oct 30, 2014

The disposable diaper industry is extremely competitive. It's also relatively young in terms of manufacturing. The Atlantic explained that the U.S. market is largely in favor of disposable diapers, seeing as 95 percent of babies wear them. In fact, each child goes through roughly 8,000 disposable diapers on an annual basis. But the invention only goes back to the 1940s and first "Boater" was offered for sale in 1949. Marion Donovan not only invented the product but was also manufacturing them before the trend eventually took off.

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Topics: JD Edwards World

Real-Time Inventory Management is Key to Dietary Supplement Manufacturers Success

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Among manufacturers, dietary supplement makers face a special set of regulations enforced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. They're referred to as the current good manufacturing practices, and they outline the ways in which dietary supplement makers should manufacture their products responsibly. The final rules were established in 2007 and aim to make sure consistency and quality standards are followed. This includes ensuring identity, purity, strength and composition of dietary supplements don't vary.

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Topics: Inventory Management

Data Collection and Analytics Pave the Way for American Manufacturing

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Oct 27, 2014

Manufacturing in the U.S. has undergone quite a few changes over the last 40 years. The 1970s have long been heralded as the peak for American output and productivity, and the ensuing years saw a large number of factories and work move to foreign shores. In fact, NPR reported the U.S. claimed 30 percent of the total manufacturing activity in the 1980s; that number has dropped to 17 percent today.

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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution

3 Obstacles to Overcome to Achieve a High-Performing Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Supply chain optimization is often on many manufacturers' lists of objectives, but it's one goal that frequently doesn't get crossed off. There are numerous risks involved with supply chain management that are detrimental to the flow of goods and production. It's an issue that manufacturers have tried to overcome with increasing zeal.

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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution

Pet Food Manufacturers Seek Greater Traceability with Mobile Data Collection

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Whether a manufacturer provides food for human consumption or for animals, they need to ensure they're prepared for a recall. Organizations are facing increased scrutiny over labeling and contents of the items they place on store shelves.

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Topics: Government Compliance

Labeling Errors Raise Questions About the Seafood Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Oct 15, 2014

Food producers in the U.S. face a significant amount of scrutiny in maintaining accurate and updated records of their merchandise. Food traceability in particular is an important aspect of many government regulations that can mean the difference between streamlined operations and having work come to a near standstill during a recall or audit.

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Topics: Mobile Data Collection

Why Do Manufacturers Continue to Use Error-prone Data Collection Strategies?

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Oct 13, 2014

There's no longer room in manufacturing for gut feelings. With the advent of automated data collection and other information technology solutions, the tools are decisively there. Manufacturers can gain clear insight into their supply chains, from the smallest component to large-scale distribution. So why do so many organizations continue to depend on inaccurate data collection and workflow solutions that aren't based on hard facts?

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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution

North Dakota's Energy Sector Can Benefit from Automated Data Collection

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Oct 8, 2014

Automated data collection plays a big role in helping manufacturers maintain compliance with government regulations and new legislation. In many cases, organizations are asked to implement changes within a closed time frame if they wish to avoid paying fines and penalties for noncompliance.

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Topics: Government Compliance

Why Measuring ROI on Software Investments Matters for Manufacturers

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Oct 3, 2014

Manufacturing, by its very nature, is a very practical industry. Organizations have to manage inventory, warehousing, distribution, workflows and a whole host of daily tasks that are heavily reliant on accurate, up-to-date information to ensure processes are running smoothly. There are too many moving parts to invest half-heartedly in software and infrastructure and expect to keep a firm handle on all of the various components in today's manufacturing environment.

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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution

How Mobile Data Collection Technology Can Help Manage Fluctuating Demand

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Oct 1, 2014

Organizations that operate either a warehouse or distribution center understand the complexities that can accompany increased customer demand. They need to maintain inventory levels that accommodate a jump in purchase orders but avoid overstocking, which leads to cost overruns and wastage. It's a difficult balance that requires strong solutions. Manufacturers that partner with retailers especially need the right tools to keep up with a steady onslaught of promotions and sales that can quickly deplete a company's inventory.

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Topics: SAP

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