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. Manufacturing manufacturing blog post

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.

[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.

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.

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?

Welcome 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

In parallel, SAP launched technology platforms: NetWeaver in 2004 followed by HANA 2.0 Examples include allocation, available-to-Promise, and transportation routing. Digital Manufacturing Success. Outside-in Transportation. Welcome to a new year. Congratulations.

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.”

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. Most often the focus is on transportation or logistics, but does not take into consideration the trade-offs between make, source and deliver. Use of third-party data for transportation lane and drayage times by day/time of week. Integration with manufacturing systems to understand actual run times and Operating Efficiency (OEE). Manufacturing.

Supply Chain Execution Convergence: Rethinking, Redesigning, and Re-evaluating the Traditional Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

The idea is to bring together the individual silos within a business, from the front end to the back end, from warehousing, manufacturing, logistics, purchasing, etc. Supply chain execution convergence is a topic that has been gaining in popularity.

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.) GT Nexus is one of the strongest providers of transportation visibility for the global ecosystem.

Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

speed, simplicity and predictability of formalities) by border control agencies, including customs; Quality of trade and transport related infrastructure (e.g., When I visited Cuba with my father in 2004, we drove several hours from Cienfuegos to Camaguey to visit my aunt Z and her family.

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Seeing Beyond the Firewall

Supply Chain Shaman

The majority of manufacturing and retail companies want better performing supply chains. Since most companies invested in the automation of the enterprise, not the value network, visibility within the company and the transportation network is a strength.

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.

US Economy Still Growing But at Slower Pace

Material Handling & Logistics

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March, and the overall economy grew for the 107th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business. Transportation Equipment). -- "In the U.S.,

Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

Localized manufacturing. Shipment and manufacturing of the unit of one. This impact declined at the start of the last decade, and the impact of the third-industrial revolution stopped in 2004.

This Week in Logistics News (July 14-18, 2014)

Talking Logistics

At the center of Atlas’ product line is Atlas Exchange, a secure document exchange providing a “connect-once, access-all” network, securely linking retailers, manufacturers, suppliers and logistics service providers. We are a transportation company – we are not law enforcement.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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. Meanwhile, manufacturers have already started to ramp up production in advance of the 2017 holiday shopping season, and U.S. factory activity has risen to the highest levels since 2004, in response to the active hurricane season as well. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Reducing Supply Chain Costs

Logistics Bureau

Manufacturers: best in class <10.3% industry average 6.8%. They also give you better negotiating information for suppliers and other third parties (transporters, warehousing companies, product assemblers and others) contributing to your supply chain operations.

How Supply Chain Strategy Misalignment is Killing Kmart USA

Logistics Bureau

The two companies switched positions in 1991, an event which heralded the start of a decade-long decline for Kmart, which ended in bankruptcy in 2002 and led to a subsequent merger with Sears in 2004. To optimise transportation and distribution.

Land challenges for Hong Kong's logistics sector


Leveraging Hong Kong’s extensive connectivity and privileged free-port status, coupled with cost effective multi-modal transportation options, provide an ideal platform from which to serve all markets in Asia as a Regional Distribution Centre (RDC).

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016


2004=100). Manufacturing & Trade Sales: Total combined sales and manufacturing shipments totaled nearly $1.317 trillion in October 2015, down 0.2% A reading above 50 indicates that the manufacturing economy is generally expanding.). . MARKET: .

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016


2004=100). Source: US Census) Manufacturing & Trade Sales Total combined sales and manufacturing shipments totaled nearly $1.296 trillion in January 2016, down 0.4% Manufacturing & Trade Inventory: Total value of inventory on hand is estimated at $1.812 trillion in January, up 0.1% Source: Cass Information Systems | (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies).

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Tesla and the Future of the Trucking Industry


The global trucking industry is currently facing two great challenges for sustainability: to transport a significantly higher volume of goods, and to further develop new means of delivery concepts. Trucking is the main means for freight transportation in the United States.

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace


has partnered with Natural Resources Canada’s SmartWay program in an initiative to reduce fuel costs and emissions from freight transportation. The SmartWay Transport Partnership helps businesses reduce fuel costs while transporting goods in the cleanest most efficient way possible.

This Week in Logistics News (May 16-20, 2016)

Talking Logistics

You get on the M25 and before long you have a front seat view of the biggest transportation challenge facing companies in England and many other countries around the world: traffic congestion. UPS To Launch On-Demand 3D Printing Manufacturing Network.