31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

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. manufacturers hurried to produce off-shore, believing significant cost reductions and huge profits would follow. 70% of manufacturers indicate that volatile energy costs are a major concern.

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward

Cerasis

This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.” ” We have many manufacturing shipper customers, and we love to create content of value for them on such subjects as best practices in logistics or trends around the supply chain. This series’s aim is to educate on what we see coming down the pipeline in the world of manufacturing. The only time it was higher was in December 2005, when it had briefly crossed $15.

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The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

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. Like last year, reshoring and the idea of a US Manufacturing comeback, or revivial, or rennaisaince (whatever you want to call it) was of huge interest to our readers of the Cerasis blog. Is Manufacturing Really a Good Career Choice?

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

Cerasis

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)? If you attended or exhibited at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (aka IMTS – gotta love all these acronyms!), Data Manufacturing manufacturing sales

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm. Houston is home to a number critical industries, including energy exploration, oil and gas refineries, and related manufacturing of petrochemicals and plastic resins, among others. Outbound freight has picked up by now, and rates have declined in both directions after the initial, post-storm peak.

Doing Business in Thailand

QAD

Manufacturing in Thailand. In addition, manufactured products in Thailand include textiles, beverages, tobacco products, cement, jewelry, appliances, computers automotive parts and agricultural equipment. . Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Thailand’s transportation and communication pathways are well-developed for manufacturing supply chains. Thailand’s 63 paved airports moved 2,134,149,001 mt-km of freight in 2015.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

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. Read if you’re interested in: How the creation of a metal box can change major world ports, power the rise of Asian manufacturing and flatten the world. Ever hear of Lean Manufacturing? 2005).

Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

As the fabric suppliers require the longest lead times, ZARA approves designs & initiates manufacturing after it gets feedback from its stores. Optimize global manufacturing capacities : Carry out a structured view of Mfg capacities by each plant, self as well as outsourced.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The End of Made In China Manufacturing

Cerasis

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. Labor Costs Driving an End to the Made in China Manufacturing. Mexico now has lower manufacturing costs than China , whose manufacturing-cost advantage over the U.S. shale gas began in 2005.

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What Creates Jobs? Welcoming STEM Workers

Cerasis

That’s much higher than manufacturing’s average multiplier of 1.4. For example, one study found that from 1995 to 2005, over 52 percent of startup companies in Silicon Valley had at least one immigrant founder. Welcoming STEM Workers appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis. Manufacturing STEM STEM workers Politicians talk frequently about job creation. But what actually creates jobs is a subject of intense debate. Do we need more public spending?

Carbon Emissions in Logistics: The Road To Green International Freight

Freightos

Carbon Emissions in Logistics: The Road To Green International Freight. Two major emitting industries, international freight and aviation, had been exempted from COP21 on a technicality. And that situation might have suited some of the industry’s old brigade, who see green freight as a distraction. Carbon Freight Emission Statistics. The freight industry accounts for about 10% of all emissions. Freight makes up 16% of US corporate greenhouse gas emissions.

Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

Supply Chain Network

Further analysis shows that 2010 was about on par with 2005, and still well below the pre-recession years. Manufacturing and business spending were the bright spots during much of 2010, while consumer goods production was almost flat. Penske Logistics delivers value through design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing, and international freight forwarding and carrier management.

Doing Business in the United States

QAD

Manufacturing in the U.S. Manufacturing averaged about $1.98 trillion from 2005 to 2018 but reached an all-time high of about $2.13 Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Annual freight traffic equaled about 37.22 About 17 percent of the workforce is involved directly in manufacturing. Doing business in the United States can be highly advantageous for any manufacturing organization.

This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Transite announced that it is merging with 3Gtms, which will effectively double the size of the company and bring on board a team of experienced TMS managers and developers, including CEO Mitch Weseley who has a long history in the TMS market (he was the founder of G-Log, which was bought by Oracle in 2005, and he was also the founder of Weseley Software Development Corp.,

[INFOGRAPHIC] Supply Chain Planning: 4 Essential Year End Questions to Ask Yourself

Cerasis

For our readers, who are in the supply chain and manufacturing space, we want to share information that helps you stay strategic. We will also include a bonus portion of the post to include what is the outlook for the freight marketplace in 2016 and what to consider as you start to plan for better transportation management in 2016. . BONUS: Freight and Transportation Costs Must be Considered in Supply Chain Planning. Minding Freight Bill Audits.

Justifying Investments in Risk Avoidance

Supply Chain @ MIT

In my 2005 book The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage (MIT Press, 2005) I wrote that continuous security, resilience and risk mitigation efforts can be hampered by their own success. I gave the example of Sun Microsystems, which suffered a spate of freight thefts in Europe. For example, many automotive manufacturers and suppliers are members of the standards-setting automotive industry action group (AIAG). Relief and resilience.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

In addition to cutting the need for outsourced manufacturing, this move could give the company a leg up on the competition by making it possible to get products in the hands of consumers faster. Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019. manufacturing facility in 2014.

7 Distribution Operations Issues Highlighted in Industrial Distribution’s 68th Annual Survey

Cerasis

In 2005, 73% of distributors were family owned. This builds on the trend of developing larger manufacturers who focus more expansion and less specialization. This is a direct relation to the growing construction and stable manufacturing markets. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post 7 Distribution Operations Issues Highlighted in Industrial Distribution’s 68th Annual Survey appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

By the 1960s, a clear trend had developed in shifting more time-dependent freight transportation to truck rather than rail. This led to the need for joint consideration of warehousing, material handling, and freight transportation, which emerged under the label of “Physical Distribution.”. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally published by Jason Rosing and Veridian at [link] Permission to publish provided by Jason Rosing.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

By the 1960s, a clear trend had developed in shifting more time-dependent freight transportation to truck rather than rail. This led to the need for joint consideration of warehousing, material handling, and freight transportation, which emerged under the label of “Physical Distribution.” Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post [INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

2017 in Review: Disruptions Drive Rates Up

DAT Solutions

2017 was a wild year, as freight transportation faced one disruption after another. Those four factors added up to extraordinary pressure on spot market truck capacity, driving rates up as high as we’ve seen them since at least 2010, when we established the freight rates database that forms the foundation of DAT RateView. This period of elevated rates is only the beginning of a "new normal" era in freight transportation.

This Week in Logistics News (January 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

While I thaw out a bit, here are the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Tight Trucking Market Has Retailers, Manufacturers Paying Steep Prices (WSJ – sub. By the end of last week, just one truck was available for every 12 loads needing to be shipped, according to online freight marketplace DAT Solutions LLC,” reported the Wall Street Journal this week. Can a Cuban ski in -21.6F and survive? I wasn’t willing to find out.