By Alan Witthuhn

Drive Collaborative Supply Chain Performance with Technology

Global manufacturing enterprises handle vastly complex production processes and supply chain operations. They face an increasingly complex climate of risk through global sourcing, sustainability regulations, geopolitical uncertainties, natural disasters, and IP security concerns. The lack of visibility in the end-to-end supply chain, including Tier II & Tier III suppliers, amplifies these risks. A different approach to manage the supply chain … Read More

By Alan Witthuhn

Supplier Relationships: The Foundational Ingredient of Supply Chain Resilience

  Unanticipated events continue to make one thing clear for businesses – only a strong understanding of risks ensures that the right business continuity plans are in place for times of uncertainties and change. Supply chains are the essential veins of the global economy. The human chain or skilled supply chain labor is responsible for continuously delivering goods and services … Read More

By Scott Hageman

C5MI Tech Talk - Episode Three

C5MI and YASH Technologies – Tech Talk Episode Three   Watch our top experts and clients discuss today’s most transformational technologies. From IoT to process automation, learn how C5MI is delivering cutting edge Industry 4.0 solutions around the globe.    

By Scott Hageman

C5MI Tech Talk - Episode Two

C5MI and YASH Technologies – Tech Talk Episode Two   Watch our top experts and clients discuss today’s most transformational technologies. From IoT to process automation, learn how C5MI is delivering cutting edge Industry 4.0 solutions around the globe.    

By Alan Witthuhn

The True Impact of Digital Supply Chain on Supplier Collaboration

    Historically, supply chain professionals have focused on the four ‘Vs’ – volume, volatility, visibility, and velocity – to optimize results across the value chain and support innovation. While these traditional priorities remain unchanged, supply chain decision-makers have increasingly faced the need to achieve higher levels of performance through the adoption of digital solutions. Then the pandemic hit. COVID-19’s … Read More

By Scott Hageman

C5MI Tech Talk - Episode One

C5MI and YASH Technologies – Tech Talk Episode One   Watch our top experts and clients discuss today’s most transformational technologies. From IoT to process automation, learn how C5MI is delivering cutting edge Industry 4.0 solutions around the globe.    

By Christian Zalesky

Lean 4.0 – The Production System of Industry 4.0

At face value, Lean 4.0 Production Systems is a skillful combination of Lean and Industry 4.0   Why do that?  What’s the value of bringing these two together?  Aren’t they both transformations?  Aren’t they both looking to do the same thing; to do more with less? These two initiatives are not at odds with one another, rather they are complementary … Read More

By Marty Groover

America 2.0 - The Industry 4.0 Supply Chain Post COVID–19 Pandemic

The recent events caused by the COVID – 19 Pandemic are still shocking the world’s supply chain and have exposed the risks to countries that import large portions of a commodity from one or a few countries.  The United States’ $2.568 trillion worth of goods from around the globe in 2019, and many of the top ten commodities like computers … Read More

By Marty Groover

Reliability Centered Maintenance: How Digital Shifts Maintenance from Reactive to Proactive

Over the span of my career, I’ve been exposed to a lot manufacturing operations. Then and now, I see too many manufacturers relying on spreadsheets and manual systems when it comes to maintenance. Not only are they not getting the most out of their equipment, they’re also risking (practically inviting) unplanned interruptions and unexpected downtime. Here’s the core problem: Most … Read More