October 2017 : News, Strategies & Insights

5 Keys to Capitalizing on Industry 4.0

At their recently held Global Users Exchange, leading robotics and automation provider Emerson offered their perspective on what they describe as the “five essential competencies critical to realize the value of digital transformation.” Know More >

ISM: Manufacturing Hits Highest Number in 13 Years

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September, and the overall economy grew for the 100th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. Know More >

Most Common Mistakes Made On Industrial Websites

The same cookie cutter marketing tactics used by most big firms and B2B companies won’t work for industrial companies. With an audience that is primarily focused on solving an immediate need, with substantial background on the subject matter, and a limited amount of time, the focus needs to be on those factors that matter most to key decision makers.   Know More>

Hooking a Chain onto Inflation

An interesting perspective has been recently pointed out that I honestly hadn’t put much thought to until now that “Global Supply Chains Contain Inflation.” This report and a number of others mention that the global supply chain has put persistent downward pressure on prices and therefore, governments around the world that are reconsidering their participation in free trade (sound familiar?) should realize that withdrawal could come at a high cost. Know More>

Going Global: 3 Warehouse Considerations for Cross-Border Eccomerce

Alibaba, owner of China’s largest online marketplace, caught the attention of competitors in June when it hosted an event in Detroit targeting American companies to join its marketplace and sell to Chinese consumers. The timing of this event could not have been more appropriate as cross-border ecommerce is beginning to gain traction.  Know More>