31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats


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


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


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


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?

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. 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. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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


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

It’s DELMIA’s 20 Year Anniversary!

DELMIA Quintiq

On June 7, 2000, Dassault Systemes announced the creation of DELMIA, its new brand for e-Manufacturing. DELMIA consolidated Deneb, DELTA and SAFEWORK under a unique brand to become the premier brand for digital manufacturing and production solutions. According to the Dassault Systèmes press release , “offering customers the most comprehensive and integrated methodologies and solutions to fully address their digital manufacturing needs.”

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The Ever Increasing Role of Robotics in Transforming Manufacturing


When was the last time you thought about robotics being used in manufacturing? The role of the robot is no longer to simply provide the brunt force in manufacturing but to extend and work with humanity to create is superior, usable, and life-sustaining solution. However, the role of robotics in manufacturing is here to stay, and manufacturers need to understand how nearly all robotic benefits can be summarized in these two aspects.

Doing Business in Thailand


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. Business laws are clear-cut, making Thailand an attractive location for manufacturers.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Risks of Relocating a Business ‘China to Vietnam’

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

As a result of the intensifying battle, more and more companies announced plans or are considering shifting manufacturing from China. 2005). As the pandemic hits globally, manufacturing in Vietnam is experiencing continued and unprecedented growth relative to other low-cost countries.

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.

3 Ways Crowdsourcing Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management


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. And when they do, supply chain disruptions like halted manufacturing and transportation breakdowns rattle even the largest, most prepared enterprises.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The End of Made In China Manufacturing


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


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. 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? Fewer regulations? Smarter regulations?

Supply Chains By the Numbers

Supply Chain Shaman

I like many other gray-haired supply chain professionals reported through a functional organization like manufacturing or transportation. For me, it was manufacturing. The reporting of manufacturing and procurement organizations through the supply chain leader has the probability of the flip of a coin. There is only a 50% chance that manufacturing or procurement are one of these functions reporting through the supply chain organizations. Tomorrow starts a new year.

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


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.

Factors Influencing Delivery Address Amendment - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. 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. High-Tech. Hospitality and Leisure.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read


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).

Technology Support in Integrated Business Planning: Automation, Augmentation and Human Centricity

Supply Chain Trend

Kaplan & Norton (2005) observed that a fundamental disconnect between the formulation of their strategy and the implementation of that strategy is responsible for 60%-90% of failure rates in of strategy implementation. 2005).

Transportation Network Modeling: A Powerful Tool in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy

Talking Logistics

The USA says it intends to reduce emissions by 26-28 percent below its 2005 level by 2025 , trying hard for the upper limit. At LLamasoft since 2011, Chrzanowski has worked with customers from multiple industries including food and beverage, healthcare, military, manufacturing and petro-chemical to execute supply chain projects and identify new strategic designs.

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Doing Business in the United States


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. 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. How would you describe the state of Manufacturing in the U.S.?

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.

Aya??n?z? yorgan?n?za göre uzat?n… – Cut your coat…

Supply Chain Movement

An interview with Toygar Narbay, Chairman of the Board at clothing manufacturer Narkonteks. Effective supply chain management has been vital in building a compelling offering – both as a manufacturer for leading international brands and in developing its own brand. Sonra 2005 y?l?nda, 2005’te TenCate için üretime ba?lad?k.”. We started to work with them in 2005 and we have been working as a strategic partner for production ever since.”. rgiyim imalatç?s?

Is the FAR getting in the way of Early Supplier Involvement in defense projects?


An important outcome of this approach is that the ability of suppliers to significantly influence the product design (and improve manufacturability and cost) is usually informal, and generally quite limited. Much of the sourcing behavior involved in standard defense industry practices is tied to establishing “price reasonableness” in accordance with FAR 15.403 (FAR, 2005). Product development within the U.S.

What Is Old Is New Again. Maybe, Just Maybe, the Emperor Is Getting Some Clothes.

Supply Chain Shaman

It was funded by 50 large consumer products manufacturing companies (CPG). In the dawn of e-commerce, conservative manufacturers, anteed up $240 million in four months. It ceased to exist in 2005 when it merged with 1Sync. Founded as the Global Healthcare Exchange in 2000 by five of the world’s largest medical product manufacturers—Johnson & Johnson, GE Healthcare, Baxter International Inc.,

The Pandemic Motivates Changes in the Food Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

In addition to government guidelines for the food supply chain, the Consumer Brands Association (CBA — formerly the Grocery Manufacturers Association) started a review of supply chain infrastructure, particularly that portion associated with food industries. The novel coronavirus outbreak piqued interest in supply chain operations, particularly in the food supply chain.

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The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


Amazon’s trucking fleet is expanding rapidly; it launched in 2005 with the purchase of thousands of trailers used to shift goods between fulfillment centers. These positions are focused on operational roles for rapid manufacturing, inventive packaging, and fulfillment. In his 2017 annual shareholder letter , Bezos lauded “divinely discontent” customers as innovation drivers.

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Lora Cecere Asks: Why Do People Question the Value of S&OP?


In 2005, I engaged with Sonoco Products, a packaging products and services company, to initiate some work on Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP). OI) is a $7 billion manufacturer of glass bottles while Sonoco Products is a $5 billion manufacturer of paper packaging. They pushed their buy-to-plan processes for paper manufacturing and stored roll-stock based on forecast accuracy for later conversion.

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

Talking Logistics

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. I remember when I visited China in 2005 and I met with the CEO of a leading logistics service provider. “Half the countries in the world have an even number of chickens.” I wrote those words on a sticky note back in college, which I found in a memory box recently.

How Did the Digital Supply Chain Evolve?

Supply Chain Game Changer

People were introduced to the concept of big data in 2005. A 2018 report found many global manufacturing companies were still in the early stages of their journeys toward high-tech solutions. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Digital Supply Chain Overview! Video). Digital Supply Chain evolve article and permission to publish here provided by Megan R. Nichols.

Toys R Bust: The Downfall of America's Favorite Toy Store


billion leveraged buyout by Bain Capital, KKR & Co, and Vornado Realty back in 2005, Toys "R" Us was already standing on shaky ground by the time online commerce began to take off in a new era dominated by Amazon. In April, it rejected an $890 million bid from toy manufacturer Isaac Larian, in a move further cementing the bleak future ahead for the company's namesake. Did supply chain problems have anything to do with Toys "R" Us going out of business?

Delivery: A New Moment of Truth

Talking Logistics

Lafley defined back in 2005. And it’s not just retailers that are transforming their networks, it’s manufacturers too — including P&G. 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.”

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

With a strong manufacturing culture, much of the focus was on lean production systems. Now, based on this analysis, I can clearly see that P&G made incredible gains over competitors until 2005; but this performance could not be sustained. Definition. Bookends: To be positioned at the end or on either side of (something). Colgate. Procter & Gamble. Kimberly-Clark. Unilever.

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The Lenovo Way

Supply Chain Shaman

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. “. Instead, it is constant learning from other industries like AUTOMOTIVE, RETAIL, HEALTHCARE, and FOOD Manufacturing. Driving supply chain excellence is easier when companies are clear on the definition. Getting clear is a journey.

Toys R Bust: The Downfall of America's Favorite Toy Store


billion leveraged buyout by Bain Capital, KKR & Co, and Vornado Realty back in 2005, Toys "R" Us was already standing on shaky ground by the time online commerce began to take off in a new era dominated by Amazon. In April, it rejected an $890 million bid from toy manufacturer Isaac Larian, in a move further cementing the bleak future ahead for the company's namesake. Did supply chain problems have anything to do with Toys "R" Us going out of business?