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Guinness Ghana appoints first Ghanaian Supply Chain Director

August 29, 2016

Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) has appointed Isaac Tosu as the Supply Chain Director effective September 2017, reporting to the Managing Director. The first Ghana to assume this position, he be a member of the Executive Management Team. Isaac Tosu's responsibilities will include embedding operational excellence and enhancing Supply organizational...

Smart manufacturing in India

August 29, 2016

Staying connected has never been easier. The internet has changed the way we lead our lives. Manufacturing is no exception. Manufacturers are being impelled to adopt internet and digital technologies, the Industrial Internet-led Revolution. All this at a speed and scale that is unimaginable yet inevitable. This digital transformation will...

Auto Focus: Local manufacturing services add value to region’s industry

August 22, 2016

When we talk about the automotive supply chain, the focus is often on component manufacturers, the companies that produce the parts that are assembled into vehicles at the automakers’ plants. However, that view overlooks a sizeable supporting cast, since component suppliers rely on a network of others to...

I, Human: Spending on staff more important than robots to harness fourth industrial revolution

August 22, 2016

Manufacturers are putting skills ahead of software even as they race to implement new technology to improve productivity, a new survey has found. More than eight in ten manufacturing firms said they would be investing in skills to realise the potential of the so-called “fourth industrial revolution”, according to...

Mass Customization: Transforming Manufacturing with Demand-Driven, Make-to-Order and Configure-to-Order Capabilities

August 18, 2016

Today, customers expect manufacturers to deliver what they want when they want it. They want more choices. More value. More customization. Faster. “Mass Customization,” the ability to efficiently and cost-effectively deliver on-time, custom configured products to customers, is being adopted in nearly every industry Offshore manufacturers are at a disadvantage as...

Fresenius Kabi Earmarks $250M for Illinois Manufacturing Site Expansion

August 18, 2016

Fresenius Kabi will invest approximately $250 million over 10 years to expand its Melrose Park, IL, site that manufactures generic, sterile injectable pharmaceuticals. The expansion of the current Melrose Park site into a manufacturing campus is a multistage, multiyear project with ground breaking planned for 2017 and final...

Northeastern partners with GE to create ‘hands-on’ manufacturing degree

August 18, 2016

Northeastern University and General Electric have announced a partnership that will allow students to get “hands-on” experience at the company while earning an accelerated bachelor’s degree, the university said in a statement Tuesday. The accelerated degree, a Bachelor of Science in Advanced Manufacturing, is expected to launch in the...

When Refrigeration was Controversial

August 15, 2016

Imagine summer without the refrigerator: hot days with no cold beer, no ice for your lemonade, and…probably very little fresh food at all. Artificial cold is key to every part of our current food supply chain, from the farm to the grocery store to the table. But when it...

Business

Guinness Ghana appoints first Ghanaian Supply Chain Director

Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) has appointed Isaac Tosu as the Supply Chain Director effective September 2017, reporting to the Managing Director. The first Ghana to assume this position...

Technology

Birst Networked BI, Analytics Enable the Digital Supply Chain

Birst, announced unique collaboration and real-time capabilities of its Networked BI & Analytics platform, which enable customers to create digital supply chains. With visibility and analytics up and...

Logistics & Manufacturing

Auto Focus: Local manufacturing services add value to region’s industry

When we talk about the automotive supply chain, the focus is often on component manufacturers, the companies that produce the parts that are assembled into vehicles at the...

Procurement

Despite PMI's dip, economic stability seen in manufacturing

China's official purchasing managers index for manufacturing has dropped into contraction territory, while the Caixin PMI survey showed an upturn in operating conditions in this sector. Analysts said that...

Transportation & Warehousing

Shutting Down: America’s Largest Distributor of Christian Products

The largest distributor of Christian products in the United States has announced plans to “wind down operations” due to competition from online retailers and the financial hit from...