The 5 Benefits of Virtual Reality in Manufacturing


For manufacturers, virtual reality represents a major breakthrough in how products are created. Let’s take an in-depth look into the world of virtual reality, what’s holding it back, and why manufacturers are looking to virtual reality in manufacturing.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats


Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers.

How Manufacturing in the US Continues to Grow Despite Fears Over Higher Costs, Lower Percentage of GDP & Election-Year Woes


On July 1, 2016, the Institute for Supply Management announced the manufacturing index rose to 53.2 GDP, which holds major hopes for the future of manufacturing. manufacturers into beliefs of an impending recession. While the future of manufacturing in the US has yet to be written, the overwhelming amount of evidence points toward a fresh, growing industry into the remainder of the year. Current Facts on Manufacturing in the US.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Good-Night "Eddy" Miller

Supply Chains Rock

I met Ed Miller not long after I joined IBM in 2001. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Attracting Millennials to Manufacturing: Understanding Millennial Experience in Order to Gain Talent


Editor’s Note: As an older Millennial who landed in Transportation Management & Logistics marketing, our target audience are manufacturers who ship freight. However, what I didn’t expect was how much joy I would get out of understanding manufacturing.

Using Big Data to Drive Manufacturing Sales: 3 Big Takeaways from the USMTO Reports


How Can USMTO Reports Help Drive Manufacturing Sales and your Bottom Line? The United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) data report is compiled monthly by the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). Who is Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)?

Understanding Machine Learning: A New Era of Intelligence and Business


Ever since the fictional ‘sentient computer’ HAL 9000 went rogue in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, people have been uneasy about the idea of machines being able to think for themselves. All Distribution Industries All Industries All Manufacturing Industries ManufacturingI’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.

[Infographic] How did Reshoring and 3rd Party Logistics Operations fare in 2016?


million manufacturing jobs traveled overseas to China between 2001 and 2013, not counting millions of other jobs outsourced overseas through the close of the 20 th century and spurring the demand for change in the political conversation.

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Today the Company’s core businesses are cordless phones, contract manufacturing services and children learning products. The North American operation is the top manufacturer in the US cordless market. In 2001, we were in trouble, but in 2004, we had made a lot of progress.

Dissecting the Headwinds and Tailwinds of Digital Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

I liken it to the ecommerce frenzy of 2001. 3D Printing: Localization of manufacturing through the sharing of digital images using additive manufacturing. Headwinds: A force of resistance. Tailwinds: A favorable force blowing in the same direction.

Checklist: Logistics challenges in China

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain in China was once an afterthought or was only thought of in terms of the ‘Make’ and ‘Ship’ processes included in manufacturing in China. Back in 2001, China was just revving its engine, a $1.3 15 questions about Chinese supply chains.

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The ROI Challenge for Supply Chain Projects: Lessons from The Trenches by an Aging Jedi Knight


The director of Supply Chain (or inventory, manufacturing, analytics, customer order fulfillment, etc.) Two of my favorites are Kroeger (2014) and John Milne’s IBM application for central planning (2001).

2018: What Will It Look Like?

Supply Chain Insights

The untethered exuberance reminds me of the race for Y2K, the futile experimentation with trading exchanges in 2001, or the race for e-commerce. Manufacturers and retailers are bundling goods and services to drive solutions. I hate prediction articles.

Industry 4.0 and the Long Game

Enterra Insights

Nigel Duckworth ( @nigelduckworth ), a marketing strategist at One Network Enterprises, notes it can be difficult for manufacturers to concentrate on the long game with a swirl of new technologies constantly vying for attention. Katie Vazeos, a marketing strategist with Fronetics, reports a Deloitte study released earlier this year identified the top three priorities for manufacturing companies in 2019.[3] This year will solidify the digital movement in manufacturing.”

The History of the Shipping Container


Export manufacturing starts moving away from ports. More types of goods are traded economically, and much manufacturing is transferring to developing economies. Did You Know That … The first of 14 residential shipping container complexes now built in the UK is completed in 2001.

Oracle showcases Industry 4.0 at Hannover Messe 2019

Oracle SCM

In 2001 the hype moved on to M-Commerce (retail using mobile devices), in 2010 Cloud Computing was the big topic, and autonomous vehicles were one of the trends in 2017. Manufacturers are yet to completely use Industry 4.0 CEBIT and Hannover Messe.

Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

Supply Chain Shaman

During the conversation, he thanked me as an ex-Gartner analyst for putting Ariba on problem-watch in May 2001. Cisco had a kick in the gut in 2001. Caught in this e-commerce hype, Cisco Systems did not foresee the bubble getting ready to burst in 2001. I was on my way to Peru.

XX and XY: A Different World in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

There was no line in the bathroom at the Kansas City CLM conference in 2001, but there will be at the CSCMP conference in San Antonio in 2013. The deserts of the southwest sprawl below me as the plane ascends from San Diego.

What Is Old Is New Again. Maybe, Just Maybe, the Emperor Is Getting Some Clothes.

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the Memorial Day weekend, I stumbled on an old article that I wrote in 2001. It was funded by 50 large consumer products manufacturing companies (CPG). In the dawn of e-commerce, conservative manufacturers, anteed up $240 million in four months.

This Week in Logistics News (August 4-8, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Yes, many stores are still stuck in 2001 when it comes to their IT capabilities, and theyll need more than a flux capacitor to get back to the future. At the top of my family tree, the one planted here after my parents arrived from Cuba, youll find a small bodega nestled in the branches.

Should We Celebrate this Marriage?

Supply Chain Shaman

At the time, we were both deployed as consultants for Manugistics to help a manufacturing company to implement end-to-end planning. Founded in 2001, INTTRA was a joint venture between CMA-CGM, Hamburg Sud, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk Line, MSC, and UASC.

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E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network


E2open and INTTRA will join efforts to strengthen the connections and streamline the information flow between manufacturers, suppliers, shipping service providers, ocean carriers and all the participants in global trade. More than 70,000 partner companies and 200,000 users, many of the biggest brands and manufacturers across a range of industries, use the E2open network and platform to orchestrate their supply chains, creating efficiencies measured in the billions.

Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

According to Lummas et al 2001 , the word "Logistics" in English appeared in the article as early as in 1898. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll. Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed!

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers


Export manufacturing starts moving away from ports. More types of goods are traded economically, and much manufacturing is transferring to developing economies. The first of 14 residential shipping container complexes now built in the UK is completed in 2001. . . Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from Freightos , is a SaaS-enabled marketplace for the logistics industry.

Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

Back in 2001, my friend and logistics expert Art Van Bodegraven traveled to Cuba as part of a logistics delegation. Yesterday, the White House announced that President Obama plans to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of State Sponsors of Terrorism.

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Why Have We Not Reduced Inventory?

Supply Chain Shaman

” CFO of a major manufacturer. I have been an industry analyst since 2001. A decade ago, the supply chain had two buffers: inventory and manufacturing. With the move to outsource manufacturing, inventory became a more important buffer.

Aya??n?z? yorgan?n?za göre uzat?n… – Cut your coat…

Supply Chain Movement

An interview with Toygar Narbay, Chairman of the Board at clothing manufacturer Narkonteks. Effective supply chain management has been vital in building a compelling offering – both as a manufacturer for leading international brands and in developing its own brand. rgiyim imalatç?s?

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What About Them Apples?

Supply Chain Shaman

I also worked in manufacturing during the period of 1978-1992 trying to plan demand. I have been an industry analyst covering the market– Gartner, AMR Research, Altimeter Group and my own company Supply Chain Insights– since 2001.

Building the Network of Networks. Call for Action. Want to Help?

Supply Chain Insights

In 2001 Steve Jobs put 1000 songs in our pocket. Data sits–examples include images, map and location data, sentiment, telematics, warranty, and weather– on the doorsteps of manufacturing companies and retailers. In the 1980s commercial internet providers evolved.

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Is the FAR getting in the way of Early Supplier Involvement in defense projects?


At that point, production and system operations commence (DSMC, 2001). An important outcome of this approach is that the ability of suppliers to significantly influence the product design (and improve manufacturability and cost) is usually informal, and generally quite limited.

Building the Network of Networks. Call for Action. Want to Help?

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2001, Steve Jobs put 1000 songs in our pocket; and steadily, over the last three decades mobile phones changed the pace of business. In the 1980s, commercial internet providers evolved.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Michael Massetti, VP at Gartner!

Supply Chain Game Changer

We dug that company out of terrible financial difficulty after the “internet bubble” burst in 2001. It was not until later in the 1980s that the loose federation between planning, purchasing, manufacturing, and logistics started coming together as an end-to-end entity called supply chain.

Counterfeits: The Enemy of China’s Innovation Economy

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

To a certain extent, the Chinese government has planted many seeds to transform itself from a manufacturing economy to an innovation economy. Christopher Tang. As China’s economy is slowing down, everyone supports the idea that China must innovate.

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Infor’s Acquistion of GT Nexus: If I Had a Magic Wand

Supply Chain Shaman

The company branded as GT Nexus in 2001 and purchased Tradecard in 2013. There is seldom one technology used within a manufacturing company to connect B2b value networks.)

Taming the Supply Chain. Will It Ever Be Social?

Supply Chain Shaman

Last month, I was at a chemical manufacturer, and the Chief Supply Chain Officer walked me to the elevator. For most leaders in supply chain and manufacturing, this is a new world, and not one that is well-understood or valued. In 2001, Forrester and Gartner had also promised that the B2B supply chain exchange (marketplace) organizations would also transform the supply chain about the time of the ecommerce bust in B2B. The supply chain is knotted. It is unruly. It is complex.

Managing Supply Chain Relationships with German Managers


Germany companies are becoming more commonplace in not just automotive supply chains (BMW, Bosch, Daimler), but in chemicals (BASF), pharmaceuticals (Bayer), industrial manufacturing (Siemens), and software (SAP). My interest in writing became important to me in 2001 after I gained an MA in Applied Linguistics and I started to move into writing as a means of securing an income.

E-commerce and the Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

From rapid order intake to omnichannel order fulfillment to establishing the optimal distribution network to meeting next-day or same-day delivery windows, both retailers and manufacturers must innovate, adapt and evolve — or get knocked out their respective markets.”[2]. Retailers have always been curious about the paths consumers take when they decide something needs to be purchased.