Introducing “Blockchain: Powering Unprecedented Supply Chain Visibility”

Modern supply chains were built to bridge the gap between original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and consumers in the most remote locations. And, while this expansion has created unprecedented growth opportunities, it has also led to obstructed supply chain visibility, poor traceability, unstandardized processes and data silos. These challenges are particularly evident for serviceable products that […]

After-sales Service Takes a Front Seat for CLAAS Agricultural Equipment

As the world continues to change and evolve, innovative OEM executives are shifting their focus from the product side of their business to after-sales service. In fact, McKinsey and Company recently revealed that upwards of 15 percent of OEMs’ total revenues come from parts and service. So, while organizations’ product-based revenues decline, and margins diminish […]

Creating a Manufacturing Powerhouse Brings Opportunities in Service

What do you get when you cross Marvel’s Green Lantern with Wolverine? A no-nonsense, critical thinking powerhouse: the Green Wolverine. What about Phoenix Force and Wonder Woman? Think: resilient leader with a knack for saving lives in the nick of time, Wonder Phoenix! Now, what do you get when you combine Germany’s heavyweight industrial maker, […]

How History Can Predict the Future of Manufacturing

The end of the season brought weaker than expected automotive sales, bringing the industry to its steepest decline so far this year. Sales dropped 7% from the previous July, to 1.4 million cars and light trucks. And with the automotive industry standing as the country’s largest manufacturing sector, this auto sales spiral could have huge […]

Manufacturing Success: Powering the Supply Chain with Product Uptime

The success of any manufacturer lies in its ability to deliver the perfect end-customer experience: the right product, in the right quantity, at the right price, at the right time. Because of this multi-level criteria, global competitiveness depends on the performance of organizations at every level of the manufacturing supply chain. Competitiveness, as a result, depends […]