Carolyn Heinze, contributing editor


Manufacturing IT, MES January 11, 2008

Buying advantage: Today’s supplier networks offer more than just reduced prices

Peggy Magliari, director of materials at The Knapheide Manufacturing Company, a maker of truck bodies based in Quincy, Ill., says "Dealing with endorsed suppliers that you know other members have used is a huge benefit” to connecting to a supplier network.

By Carolyn Heinze, contributing editor
Manufacturing IT, MES December 14, 2007

The right approach: Manufacturers’ desire for unique business process is spawning more niche-oriented software

As manufacturers focus more on creating unique business processes as a way of separating themselves from the competition, software vendors are responding with solutions that address specific user needs. 

By Carolyn Heinze, contributing editor
HMI, OI August 6, 2007

Pharma firms tap RF-enabled logistics services for sensitive products shipping

When it comes to complying with government regulations, pharmaceutical manufacturers have special needs. Requirements surrounding the tracking and monitoring of temperature sensitive products—such as such as vaccines, cultures, and tissue samples used in clinical trials—during shipping are a prime example.

By Carolyn Heinze, contributing editor
PID, APC May 1, 2007

Columbia Sportswear maintains its message while on the move using Microsoft Exchange Server

Anyone who likes sitting at a desk all day would not be happy working at Columbia Sportswear. More than 1,000 of its 2,700 employees spend 40 percent of their time on the road, with much of that travel taking them to remote locales where the company's outdoor clothing and recreational equipment typically can be found.

By Carolyn Heinze, contributing editor
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