Amazon has changed the way we do business. Supply chain companies need to get on board with Amazon’s e-commerce strategy or risk losing business. It is no secret that Amazon has dominated the online retail industry. Amazon Prime has shifted consumer expectations so that waiting 5-7 business days for your online order is no longer
The analog supply chain model is outmoded and inefficient. Here’s how digital transformation is reinventing manufacturing. Highlights: Manufacturers are increasingly adopting artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. The traditional analog supply chain model is unable to compete with digital disruptors in a volatile market. Digital transformation empowers manufacturers to create sought-after personalized experiences for buyers.
Implementing robotics and automation for manufacturing can be costly and a challenge for public perception – but, ultimately, these technologies are crucial assets for the industry. Highlights: Hurdles companies face concerning automation include public perception, potential safety hazards, and cost. However, robots actually make factories safer and protect human workers from having to perform dangerous
The global Supply chain provides goods faster and more efficiently than ever before. Here are the top supply chain skills for one of the most important industries: manufacturing. Highlights: Sitting at the intersection of raw materials acquisition and distribution of finished goods, manufacturing is one of the most crucial functions within the global Supply Chain.
Putting your audience’s informational needs first when publishing blog content is the only way to guarantee success in the modern marketing landscape. Highlights: Audiences are increasingly ignoring promotional messaging. Buyers are seeking value from vendors outside the sales funnel. Information is your best asset — publish what you know. The latest industry research from the
Brand awareness is key in optimizing your content marketing efforts but can be challenging to quantify. Here are four metrics to help you measure brand awareness. Highlights: Use tools, like SharedCount, to track the number of times a piece of your content has been shared across different social media platforms. Use the analytics from blog
As automation technologies become increasingly sophisticated, companies throughout the supply chain are realizing the beneficial impact of automation on materials handling. Highlights: Manufacturers of automation technologies are predicted to grow significantly over the next 5 years. Automating the “first mile” of the supply chain helps reduce labor challenges and leads to increased productivity. Robotics technologies
We get many queries from manufacturers about social marketing — mostly, why and how should I use it — so here are our answers to the most-popular questions manufacturers ask about social media. Highlights: Facilitate networking opportunities, thought leadership, and prospect/client relationships. Consider using popular platforms like YouTube and Instagram to engage users and drive
A McKinsey & Company report studied the impact of automation in manufacturing driven by rapid advances in robotics, AI, and machine learning. Highlights: New robotics technologies are cheaper, faster, and smarter than before. 87% of hours workers spend in production could be automated with existing technologies. Learn what four factors to consider when making decisions
Here’s why manufacturing marketers should skip the sales pitch and create content that prioritizes the needs of their target audience. Highlights: Research indicates that only about half of manufacturing marketers are prioritizing their audience’s needs when creating content. Inbound marketing (like content marketing) is more effective than outbound marketing for B2B businesses. A documented strategy
When it comes to growing your material handling business, digital marketing can set your company apart, capture quality leads, and keep your sales pipeline full. Highlights: Material handling is extremely competitive and faces challenges like rising interest rates, trade policies that are increasingly inhospitable, and a scarcity of skilled labor, among others. Blog posts,
It’s time for consumers to stand up to tech giants and force them to procure raw materials, used in an ethical and sustainable manner, for smart devices. Highlights: Smart devices have created a dependency on batteries. Blockchain is being considered to track cobalt from its source in the production of lithium ion batteries. The number