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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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.

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?

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

In other words, last month’s announcement was a stay of execution, not a reprieve, and it’s only a matter of time before Amazon reveal plans for a comprehensive logistics network. Amazon is at the nexus of ecommerce, data, and logistics, with a drive to constantly improve their logistics network. Fulfillment and global logistics is increasingly a goal in and of itself. Amazon’s logistics hiring plans. The Global Logistics Footprint.

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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. About.com - Martins Logistics Blog. EU Logistics Hub Blog. Latin American Logistics. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

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.

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

This Week in Logistics News (September 16-20, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Trimble to Acquire the Assets of Asset Forestry Limited to Extend its Logistics Capabilities. China remains an important focus for supply chain and logistics technology providers, as evidenced by this week’s announcements by Amber Road and Kewill. Processing Trade affects companies that import materials and components into China and use those materials and components to manufacture finished goods for export to foreign markets.

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., Note: 3Gtms, Descartes, and Ryder are Logistics Viewpoints sponsors).

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.

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.

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.

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.

3 Ways Crowdsourcing Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

Kinaxis

by Kirsten Watson The term crowdsourcing—the process of obtaining ideas, services or information by soliciting feedback from a large group of people—has existed since 2005. The “last-mile” phase of the traditional fulfillment process is often the most expensive (accounting for as much as 50 percent of a company’s logistics costs), but crowdsourced transportation can sometimes enable same-day delivery at the cost of standard shipping.

[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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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.

Reverse Logistics: 5 Steps for Better Backward Operations

Supply Chain Opz

Reverse Logistics: 5 Steps for Better Backward Operations. What is reverse logistics? Reverse logistics is often seen as a clerical function. According to the paper " An Overview of Some Reverse Logistics Practices in the United States " by Olorunniwo and Xiaoming 2011, - Reverse logistics cost is less than 5% of total logistics cost. Reason code appears to be a very important factor to the success or failure of a reverse logistics program.

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?

3 Factors Affecting Growth of Automated Material Handling

Cerasis

It’s for this reason that increasing numbers of industrial organizations are electing to automate as a means to minimize manufacturing costs by reducing human involvement. Let’s examine some of the driving factors for growth of automated material handling in the years to come and explore what this means for manufacturing operations: Advanced Technologies. What this means for manufacturers is there is an increasing incentive to automate what has traditionally been manual operations.

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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. 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. This powerful feature lets a supplier or manufacturer see what would happen if the ports all closed, or the delivery mechanisms could not embark.

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.

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. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services. Healthcare.

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.

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.

[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. .

The Lenovo Way

Supply Chain Shaman

Here we share the perspective of Mick Jones, Vice President for Global Logistics and Supply Chain Strategy, Mick shares these insights. Not a novice, Mick previously, he worked at DHL and Exel Logistics in senior supply chain roles. The Journey from the initial acquisition of IBM PC business in 2005 to our recent acquisitions of IBM X86 business and Motorola X business has driven our culture, our style and our structure. “.

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.

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

Elementum

Dr. Yossi Sheffi is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , where he serves as Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL). He published Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage in 2005, which focused on preparing supply chains for catastrophic events. Consider manufacturing companies: “It used to be—go to China for products, parts, and material.

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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.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

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. Big weather events, like Super Storm Sandy in 2012 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005, usually affect freight movements in three stages: Before the storm , if it is predicted in advance, shippers hustle to move freight out of the way of the impending onslaught.

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).

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.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Gary Smith new Executive VP.

Supply Chains Rock

I had the pleasure of working with Gary for around five years, most recently handling the communications around the acquisition of IBMs logistics business by Geodis exactly two years ago next week. Here is a little parting gift for Gary from a photo shoot for a trade magazine back in 2005. About.com - Martins Logistics Blog. EU Logistics Hub Blog. Latin American Logistics. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring?

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Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

Dave joined Campbell Soup Company in 2005 after a 24-year career in product supply at Procter & Gamble. Our approach simply breaks accountabilities and goals across the areas of Manufacturing, Logistics/Network Optimization and Ingredients/Packaging. We would not have succeeded without a team effort across R&D, the business leaders, and SC disciplines of engineering, procurement, and manufacturing.