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31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

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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.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016. We look at 6 core areas that manufacturing companies will take a long look at as they gear up for a successful 2016. E-Commerce for Manufacturing. The Internet’s large-scale global penetration has spawned an increasingly large number of technology and web-savvy consumers, creating a huge opportunity for both industrial manufacturers and their end customers.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Reader Email

Supply Chains Rock

For the first time since I started this blog in 2005 I will be posting an email from one of my fantastic readers. But plastic can also be recycled, and it doesn’t break (loss of inventory). About.com - Martins Logistics Blog. EU Logistics Hub Blog. Latin American Logistics. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring?

This Week in Logistics News (September 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here I am doing my standard Talking Logistics intro through one of my favorite filters: How awesome would it be to discuss blockchain or the capacity crunch in transportation using this filter for an entire episode? In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Why Walmart Shoppers are Finding More Items ‘Out of Stock’ (WSJ – sub. The first moment of truth in retail, as coined in 2005 by former P&G President and CEO A.G.

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

Supply Chain Network

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) released its 22nd “Annual State of Logistics Report®,” presented by Penske Logistics, today at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The report reveals that business logistics costs rose to 8.3 Further analysis shows that 2010 was about on par with 2005, and still well below the pre-recession years. logistics costs for 2010 and their percentage of the U.S.

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

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. 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. Additionally, the company’s manufacturing expertise will enable the reduction of production costs.

Delivery: A New Moment of Truth

Talking Logistics

Author’s Note: The following is an excerpt of what I presented recently in a webinar organized by Descartes Systems Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) focused on “ Delivery – The Moment of Truth.” Lafley defined back in 2005. And it’s not just retailers that are transforming their networks, it’s manufacturers too — including P&G. The post Delivery: A New Moment of Truth appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. This involved in some cases, diverting some inventory bound for other regions. The fuel supply chain could be one of many chains affected by a hurricane, especially if the hurricane threatens the Gulf of Mexico hampering the oil fields like Katrina did in 2005. Up to date inventory status.

Navigating the Unknowns of E-Commerce: Why Reinvent the Wheel?

Talking Logistics

This new customer-centric reality is prompting manufacturers and retailers of all sizes to revisit their strategies and capabilities to succeed in this highly- dynamic, highly-uncertain, and highly-competitive environment. Originally proposed in 2005, the planned facility no longer makes sense because “the nature of retail has changed since the project was announced 12 years ago,” said Delia Garcia, Walmart’s senior director of communications, as reported in the Merced Sun-Star.

Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?

FLEXE

Your logistics could mean the difference between life and death. In this article, we explore how eCommerce retailers can strengthen the backbone of the business—logistics—and leverage new, collaborative technologies to increase sales, improve customer retention, and decrease shopping cart abandonment. In 2005, department stores alone sold $60 billion in apparel; in 2015, it was half with nearly $28 billion shifting to online retailers like Amazon. Manufacturing locations.

Missing: C-level Engagement to Address Supply Chain Disruption Risk

Talking Logistics

A 2005 study on the impact of supply chain disruptions revealed there is significant damage to a company’s financials and brand when a crisis or stoppage occurs. But surprisingly, a significant number of manufacturers are not being very proactive. In December 2015, GT Nexus and YouGov surveyed 250 senior manufacturing executives to gauge their outlooks for supply chains in 2016. Manufacturers see challenges everywhere: Political issues.

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

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This guest contribution the Cerasis blog comes from our friends over at Fronetics an inbound and content marketing company who specializes in marketing for companies with a keen value adding business model for those in the supply chain and logistics industries. For our readers, who are in the supply chain and manufacturing space, we want to share information that helps you stay strategic. technique we referenced in our logistics KPIs series. .

Factors Influencing Delivery Address Amendment - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Logistics and Distribution. Sometime in 2005, I had ordered a birthday gift hamper for my friend from one of the web based retailer in US, to be delivered on her birthday, which happened to be a couple of week later. Inventory and Capacity Visibility to Order Management System. As, there is no postcode change in this case, there is no change in inventory sourcing warehouse and delivery van route. About Us. Contact Us.

Podcast: Marcia Williams on Supply Chain Optimization and Digital Transformation

Requis

Dr. David Closs runs the program now, but when I was a student he was teaching logistics. In the end-to-end supply chain there’s procurement, logistics, operations, and warehousing.

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

We believe that a supply chain leader is defined by both the level of performance on the Effective Frontier (balance of growth, Return on Invested Capital, Profitability and Inventory Turns) and driving supply chain improvement. The balance factor tracks progress on both year-over-year growth and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC), and the strength factor is based upon improvement in both operating margin and inventory turns.

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Both industrial engineering and operations research have their roots in logistics. Operations Research began when scientists demonstrated the value of analytics in the study of military logistics problems in the 1940s as a result of the complex requirements of World War II. In the 1940s and 1950s, the focus of logistics research was on how to use mechanization (e.g., History of Supply Chain Management: Logistics Comes of Age. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Hans Willems, Boston Scientific: “We’ve now evolved into a solutions provider”

Supply Chain Movement

A Boston Scientific medical device is used somewhere in the world every two seconds, but the company is much more than a medical device manufacturer. The firm’s lean engineers and supply chain engineers help hospitals not only with inventory management and logistics but also with process improvements in catheterisation labs, for example.

8 Reasons Why Your Business’ Success Depends Upon Your Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Pioneered the use of vendor-managed inventory. Implemented cross-docking in its supply network to enable inventory reductions. Following its acquisition of competitor Maytag in 2005, Whirlpool found itself entering an unprecedented period of growth, at which point the management team recognised the need to continuously optimise its supply chain design and make it more flexible and adaptive to ride out economic fluctuations. Inventory shortages. Inventory Management.

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. To fight the phenomenon, Sun hired escorts for trailers carrying high-value Sun gear and monitored logistics personnel to reduce inside-job leaks of information about these shipments. Relief and resilience.

Carbon Emissions in Logistics: The Road To Green International Freight

Freightos

Carbon Emissions in Logistics: The Road To Green International Freight. Major truck manufacturers have committed to building more fuel-efficient (including electric) aerodynamically designed trucks , with Tesla leading the charge. Air cargo carrier, American Airlines Cargo can match that, having cut millions of pounds of CO2 emissions since 2005. Optimize logistics network (Walmart has pledged to double fuel efficiency).

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

Cerasis

In 2005, 73% of distributors were family owned. 66% of respondents reported an expansion of business when asked if they had contracted, expanded, or stayed constant with the inventory they distribute. 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.

How Supply Chain Strategy Misalignment is Killing Kmart USA

Logistics Bureau

At the next Logistics Bureau Free Executive Breakfast (which will take place in August), I’ll be discussing the alignment of supply chain and business strategy along with eight other important levers for supply chain performance improvement. Unlike Kmart Australia, the American company has a long history of steady decline in performance and profit, and is still in trouble today despite its merger with Sears in 2005. Vendor-managed inventory programs.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

Both industrial engineering and operations research have their roots in logistics. Operations Research began when scientists demonstrated the value of analytics in the study of military logistics problems in the 1940s as a result of the complex requirements of World War II. In the 1940s and 1950s, the focus of logistics research was on how to use mechanization (e.g., History of Supply Chain Management: Logistics Comes of Age. History of Supply Chain Management.

Why Is It So Hard to Find Good Help These Days?

Material Handling and Logistics

The latest smart manufacturing concept that we developed and demonstrated is the robot-on-a-cart concept for autonomous assembly or conveyer tending. TOMPKINS: Sellers today find e-commerce inventory allocation and replenishment to be challenging. As manufacturers continue to expand the various applications these systems can handle, we’ll see more firms designing lights-out facilities. . The area of most waste was inventory.

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