The Next Big Thing in Supply Chain: Predictive Maintenance?

September 29, 2018

Companies that operate with complex machinery, robotics and technology within their supply chains know that maintenance is a must-do. Continual efficient working of machines cannot continue without it. Maintenance is frequently a juggling act, trying to balance production levels with downtime and the cost of downtime.

Therefore, it’s much more efficient and effective to plan maintenance. This ‘preventative maintenance’ is undertaken with the view to reducing downtime by giving machines regular reviews and maintenance work. Read more

Understanding JIT Supply Chains

April 10, 2015

Just in Time (JIT) supply chains represent the ideal warehouse management approach, one that is best defined by low inventory levels, a low cost of financing, and most importantly, an adherence to a doctrine of only having what’s required to meet customer demand. However, does that mean that any company, regardless of its size, its industry, its market, its customers’ demand, and or its product offering, can run this type of supply chain? No, it doesn’t.

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