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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.

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. Manufacturing manufacturing blog post

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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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. Lanehub Adds Backhaul Assist to Collaborative Transportation Network.

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

Talking Logistics

Ryder Relaunches Dedicated Transportation Solution. Roadnet Technologies Unveils Roadnet Transportation Suite 3.60 As I wrote last October in “ Why Do Truckers and Brokers Want to be 3PLs? ”, the majority of small and mid-sized shippers still don’t have a transportation management system and they still manage their operations in-house. Note: 3Gtms, Descartes, and Ryder are Logistics Viewpoints sponsors).

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. Authored by transportation consultant Rosalyn Wilson of Delcan, Inc.,

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.

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.

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. Develop methodologies to measure risk for each supply chain node, warehouse, factory, supplier, geography, or transportation node.

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. Crowdsourcing transportation presents a solution for smaller enterprises to compete in this environment. And when they do, supply chain disruptions like halted manufacturing and transportation breakdowns rattle even the largest, most prepared enterprises.

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.

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.

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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[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. .

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.

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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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. Air freight emits nearly 50 times more emissions per kilometer than ocean transportation. 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.

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. About a third of the respondents report using cutting edge technology like warehouse and transportation management systems , demand forecasting, and ERP.

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

Logistics Bureau

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. Select one strategic logistics partner and build a long-term, close relationship. Place your main inventory holdings close to your logistic partner’s central hub.

[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.

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. To optimise transportation and distribution.

Supply Chain Management:Smarter Partnering for Smarter Business

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Logistics and Distribution. He also emphasized on analytics and mentioned that IBM has done more than 16 BUSD acquisitions since 2005 in this area. IBM already has multiple use cases configured for this offering - Water, Transportation, Public Safety and City Planning & Operations. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services.

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. That is the most unbalanced market since October 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, and is up from a roughly 4-to-1 ratio at the end of 2016…The cost to hire the most common type of big rig shot to $2.11 For related commentary, see Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon.