The relationship between manufacturers and distributors can be complicated at times. The heavy reliance on each other to move products and the continuous care and feeding in a rapidly changing environment, can create tension and weaken this relationship. Through years of experience working with distributors and manufacturers, some best practices have been identified that may […]
The manufacturing industry is a powerful engine when it comes to moving the economy forward. In 2018, plants across the U.S. created over $2.33 billion in products, yet there are still jobs that are unfilled. The reason? “Not enough skilled workers.” “A 2021 study conducted by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute (MI) predicts that 2.1 […]
Quality system audit schedules are typically published at the beginning of each year; however, internal auditing personnel may find themselves unprepared when actual audit dates approach. In such instances, companies undertake last minute preparations of checklists and audit questions that generally take months to develop. This can lead to a rushed audit process where corrective […]
Paul Van Hout, Pragmatyxs CEO at Oracle Open World discussing the benefits of Oracle Cloud and how those benefits are utilized by Pragmatyxs.
The food labeling industry has continued to discuss whether genetically modified goods should have labeling requirements. A few states have had bills proposed but none so far have passed; while some manufacturers are marketing all natural products to drive sales others are arguing that there are no health concerns with genetically modified goods. The issue […]
The days of manual data inventory management are over; these methods produce counting errors and most importantly an inefficient use of time with your labor force. Utilizing mobile supply chain applications can free your warehouse operations personnel to be more accurate in their performance, providing product delivery and inventory that is being properly tracked and […]
The ultimate goal in a successful supply chain is customer and partner satisfaction. A satisfied customer or business partner can determine how successful and even how long you are in business for. One of the biggest keys to reaching that goal is to provide a product or service in a timely manner while continuing to […]
Product labeling and identification are of paramount importance to global manufacturers and distributors. Fast and accurate labeling is essential in meeting customer and regulatory requirements and ensuring the right product is being shipped — on-time. Despite these needs the present state of “enterprise” product labeling often consists of a hodgepodge of homegrown or obsolete standalone […]