The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014


Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014. Is Manufacturing Really a Good Career Choice?

Manufacturing in US Expands at Fastest Pace Since May 2004

Material Handling & Logistics

factories expanded in February at the fastest rate since May 2004, indicating sustained strength in manufacturing as demand remains solid, according to figures from the Institute for Supply Management released on March 1.

Auto Manufacturers Struggle with Mexican Supply Chains


In fact, one in five vehicles produced in North America is made in Mexico , according to the Detroit Free Press - double the rate recorded in 2004. Mexico plays an important role in the North American auto industry.

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?


Approximately 60 percent of today's unfilled manufacturing jobs are due to a shortage of applicants with sufficient proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and math ( STEM ) skills. This estimate is according to responses provided by 83 percent of the manufacturing executives who participated in a survey conducted as part of an industry study by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte Consulting LLP. capacity to keep pace with needs of manufacturing.

Continued Good News Concerning U.S. Manufacturing Momentum- But Also A Cause for Concern

Supply Chain Matters

manufacturing activity. the highest level since April 2004. manufacturing momentum is indeed a significant headline. Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy Transportation and Logistics Supply chain Matters blog U.S. manufacturing resurgence Business media is alive with today’s headlines concerning the August report of U.S.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The End of Made In China Manufacturing


The phrase “Made in China” embodies cheap labor, the outsourcing of American manufacturing jobs, and China’s transformation into one of the world’s economic superpowers. However, it seems the end of the Made in China manufacturing era may be in sight.

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The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch


Strong Projections in Manufacturing Will Tighten Shipping Capacity Further. As the stock market continues to climb, the likelihood of increased manufacturing in the U.S. factory activity has risen to the highest levels since 2004, in response to the active hurricane season as well.

Campbell Soup Company upgrades Demand Sensing

Supply Chain Movement

Demand Sensing provides an automated way for manufacturers to extract value from big data, using pattern recognition algorithms to create the best possible prediction of future sales for every item in every location.

Top 5 coffee roaster manufacturers

Exapro Hub

As coffee roaster manufacturers have the passion for good coffee, Exapro has the passion for used industrial machinery market and its evolution since 2004. This study was conducted after the surprising results from our last analysis regarding the top 5 press brakes cnc/nc manufacturers.

Tackling Item Complexity

Supply Chain Shaman

This case study from 2004 outlines a process to manage complexity and improve agility. World Kitchen’s supply chain– with significant manufacturing and distribution operations throughout North America and Asia– was complex. Personalization. Market microsegmentation.

Top 5 press brakes cnc/nc manufacturers

Exapro Hub

Since 2004, Exapro has been observing the used industrial machinery market. In recent years, some manufacturers have built their reputation and have become leaders. We will reveal to you the part that manufacturers represent among our catalog.

Welcome 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

In parallel, SAP launched technology platforms: NetWeaver in 2004 followed by HANA 2.0 Digital Manufacturing Success. In the next two years, companies will make the most progress in the area of digital manufacturing. Welcome to a new year. Congratulations.

US Manufacturing Caps Best Year Since '04: ISM

Material Handling & Logistics

Manufacturing expanded in December at the fastest pace in three months, as gains in orders and production capped the strongest year for factories since 2004, the Institute for Supply Management said on January 3. The gauge of supplier deliveries climbed to 57.9 from 56.5,

Time to rethink: How much further can your business go?


Manufacturing, retail, oil & gas, aviation services – you name it, it’s likely to be applicable. It was a record store chain in the UK, which closed down in 2004 in the wake of digital music consumption. What does the future hold for your business?

7 Rules of Fashion Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Opz

When QR strategy has become saturated, companies have to find the ways to differentiate themselves, some adopt ERP system, others adopt Just-in-Time manufacturing concept. In 2004, Kasra Ferdows, Michael A.

[Infographic]: How Visual Aids Can Improve Safety in the Workplace


Our aim at Cerasis continues and will always be to provide the most important information to those in the manufacturing, distribution, supply chain, and logistics industry. Today we bring you some digestible information around safety in the workplace.

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. The second presentation given in 2004, shared the results.

7 Ways to Create Perfect Agile Supply Chain Machine

Supply Chain Opz

The primary focus was to make a manufacturing system became more flexible and could adapt to changes. published the article entitled " Leagility: Integrating the lean and agile manufacturing paradigms in the total supply chain " to describe how agility and lean concept are related.

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Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

Talking Logistics

I remember speaking a few years ago with Art Mesher, Descartes’ CEO from November 2004 through November 2013, and he attributed the turnaround to Descartes’ shift from a “culture of selling” to a “culture of serving.”

Throwing Down the Gauntlet

Supply Chain Shaman

Hau L Lee, Triple-A Supply Chains, Harvard Business Review, October 2004. ” Institute for Manufacturing, 2013. __. Contract manufacturers operate at low margins and lack resiliency. “We live in a world where supply chains, not companies, compete for market dominance.

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. Ancak 2004’te di?er

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Stories of Supply Chain Leadership: An Interview with Joan Motsinger of Seagate

Supply Chain Shaman

In our work on the Supply Chains to Admire report , we tracked the progress of manufacturing, retailing and distribution companies for the period of 2006 to 2013 and 2009-2013. When I think back, at the beginning of the decade, it was about designing the product for manufacturing.

Late Night Thoughts on Productivity, Efficiency and Global Supply Chain Effectivness

Supply Chain Shaman

He constructs an argument that productivity from the third industrial revolution of personal computers and mobile phones ended in 2004. Why did the impact stop in 2004? The same holds for contract manufacturers. It is late. I cannot sleep.

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10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read


I threw in a healthy dose of interesting (globalization, shipping trends and the business of logistics), a dash of history (the evolution of longitude), a sprinkle of next generation manufacturing (lean manufacturing) and some great company success stories (FedEx, Walmart. 2004).

Why I No Longer Believe in the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25

Supply Chain Shaman

While the name has changed, the methodology has remained fairly constant, with a only a few changes, since 2004. The Altman Z-score factor is an output of a credit strength test that gauges a publicly traded manufacturing company’s likelihood of bankruptcy.

Will your supply chain lead in the next decade?


Gartner highlights three reasons: Necessity – Too many organizations, especially manufacturers, rely on stale data and old processes that could be streamlined and enhanced with technology. In 2004, Walmart wasn’t concerned about Amazon; it was just an upstart online bookstore.

Navy Awards Two Shipbuilding Contracts for New Submarines

Operations and Supply Chain Management

The latest deal covers the building of two submarines a year, with the block buy expanded to 10 ships from the eight ordered in the previous batch of boats which first entered service in 2004. Cost learning curve Manufacturing Purchasing Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain StrategyDiscussion Questions: Read the following article carefully. What are the details of the contracts that that the Navy struck with General Dynamics and Huntington Ingalls?

Triple-A Supply Chain: 10 Strategies to Supercharge Performance

Supply Chain Opz

Multi-dimensional view of strategy took place in 1999 in the paper " Leagility: Integrating the lean and agile manufacturing paradigms in the total supply chain " by Naylor et al. Lee 2004 had a different opinion. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright.

Gartner: Supply Chain Led the Last Decade


The presentation began by asking the audience to think back to 2004 - when MySpace was still king and the supply chain really focused on logistics. It was a part of manufacturing.

How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Supply Chain Shaman

I have worked with this client since 2004. Manufacturing is designed and planned in isolation. Integration with manufacturing systems to understand actual run times and Operating Efficiency (OEE). Manufacturing. Manufacturing programs are implemented as standalone programs. Manufacturing trade-offs are closely aligned to network design, tactical planning, and supplier development programs. There is balance in S&OP between sales and manufacturing.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Founded in 2002 under the name of Agilisys, Infor rebranded in 2004. There is seldom one technology used within a manufacturing company to connect B2b value networks.) As an analyst, when technology providers acquire and divest companies, I get invited to pre-announcement conferences.

Logility Buys Halo BI

Supply Chain Shaman

Prior acquisitions include: Demand Management, (often termed Demand Solutions) supply chain planning for mid-market, 2004 for $9.5M In addition to enhancing the Logility suite, Halo’s solutions will be sold in parallel as one of four brands–Voyager (the traditional supply chain planning platform), Demand Solutions (purchased by Logility in 2004 ), NGC ( sourcing and Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) for Retail), and Halo’s advanced analytics.

Are You Active in the Digital Transformation Drinking Game?

Supply Chain Shaman

3-D Printing: localization of manufacturing through the sharing of digital images using additive manufacturing. SAP R/3 released in 1992 and SAP Netweaver in 2004. I think that there is a reason that American productivity in the third industrial evolution stalled in 2004.

Expediting Recalls in the Food and Beverage Industry


Even so, the first half of 2018 has seen an abnormal spate of recalls from some of the world’s largest growers and manufacturers. Why is that, and how can F&B manufacturers speed up the process? The transportation company may be using a depreciated copy of Excel on a PC from 2004.

Bait and Switch

Supply Chain Shaman

The first definition of Demand-driven Supply Chains was pushed into the market by AMR Research (now part of the Gartner Group) in 2004. I also like the work that is happening at the Demand-driven Institute on the redesign of manufacturing to be more demand driven.