How to Improve Manufacturing Floor Data Collection


To log, track and trace everything’, your vision of a better manufacturing floor. Here’s how you can improve manufacturing floor data collection, long-term. A key component of any manufacturing process is data collection. Improving Manufacturing Floor Data Collection.

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Nearshoring & Reshoring Will Continue to Increase Thanks to these Main Benefits


Offshoring is basically when a company moves manufacturing to a foreign country in an attempt to save money. For a time, this model of manufacturing seemed to be the paragon of effective business. Why Are Manufacturers Focusing on Reshoring and Nearshoring?

Doing Business in Brazil


Manufacturing in Brazil. After the intense investment in infrastructure to support the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, along with the recent “Brasil Major” initiative, Brazil is an emerging powerhouse rich in natural resources and with a strong focus on manufacturing and the supply chain.

Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

Last September, a jury at Southwark crown court in south London found Amazon guilty of shipping dangerous goods by air. The prosecution was brought by [the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority] under the air navigation (dangerous goods) regulations 2002.

Steel Tariff Proposition: Will It Work?


Ideally, implementing the tariff would result in the accomplishment of three main objectives: bolstering the economy via an influx of funding into local production, lowering the price of steel by avoiding fines imposed by foreign manufacturers, and moving jobs “back” to the U.S.

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Initially, this led to operating losses and write-offs and was turned around in 2002. 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.

Professor Yossi Sheffi on Resilience, Visibility, and Biggest Risks this Holiday Season


Professor Yossi Sheffi was on a sabbatical in the UK in 2002, when the world was still reeling from the 9/11 attacks. Consider manufacturing companies: “It used to be—go to China for products, parts, and material.

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Lessons to Glean From the West Coast Port Dispute

Supply Chain @ MIT

But the implications of this standoff between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association go beyond idle ships and stranded freight containers. First, over the next several years, new shipping options will become available to US companies.

Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Locus Robotics

e-Commerce operators cannot find enough workers to ship what they sell. As detailed in the chart, distribution center wages for warehouse workers were basically flat from 2002 through 2013 before starting to see a rapid increase. faster shipping times), or lowering price points (e.g.,