How Digital Data Enables Strategic Fit

While Carhartt traces its roots back 133 years, the company is now implementing digital tools (cloud, analytics, artificial intelligence, etc.) to improve its overall supply chain operations.

To implement process improvements, data must be timely, accurate, and relevant. A common expression amongst operations leaders: for something to be “meaningful” it also needs to be “measurable.” Hence the requirement for real-time data analytics.

Carhartt continues to improve its operational capabilities—for example increasing factory automation—as a means to further enhance a differentiated business strategy […]

High Tech Farming Yields a Lot More with a Lot Less in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is ahead of the game in farming.

Whereas the rest of the world is trying to adapt to the effects of climate change on food production, Dutch farmers have anticipated the problem and used science and ingenuity to align their outputs with consumers’ needs and wants. It has paid off: the country is the second largest exporter of food behind the United States! They are achieving world class excellence along the four competitive priorities of an operations strategy: quality, […]

Unpacking the Process of Making Cardboard

Cardboard manufacturing is big business, and it keeps growing.

Cardboard has been used to package items for decades, but with the explosive growth of online shopping during the pandemic, it has become a staple in every household. Manufacturers are betting on sustained growth and are investing in huge, vertically integrated operations from pine harvesting to box making. Cardboard is more than 90% recyclable and has a competitive advantage over plastic in an environmentally conscious world.


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Free Autonomous Ride-Sharing in Las Vegas

Motional and Lyft have teamed up to offer Las Vegas patrons an autonomous ride-hail experience.

Lyft divested its autonomous vehicle unit in 2021, but has continued to invest in ways to incorporate the technology.

Free rides continue this year, with drivers behind the wheel just in case.  The full driverless ride is on track to become available in 2023.


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