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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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.

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Podcast: Marcia Williams on Supply Chain Optimization and Digital Transformation

Requis

Today, as the founder and managing partner of USM Supply Chain Consultants she has put her expertise in supply chain, procurement, finance and project management to work to help her clients achieve greater profitability. I started doing procurement; that was my area at Alcoa and at Cummins.

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. In the height of the e-commerce craze, the marketplace offerings started with a focus on e-procurement. The widely-held view was that the e-procurement market would fuel the next generation of marketplace applications.

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. With 40 percent of GSK’s carbon footprint coming from the procurement of raw materials, the company recognised that tackling its own emissions wouldn’t be enough to reduce its carbon footprint – it would need to support suppliers to do the same.

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

NC State SCRC

Research suggests that up to 80 percent of the total cost of a product is ‘locked in’ by the procurement organization during this early engineering concept and design. 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. Product development within the U.S.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

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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Factors Influencing Delivery Address Amendment - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. 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. Procurement Blog. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers.

My Take: E2open Buys Terra Technology

Supply Chain Shaman

The product naming convention changed to Demand Sensing (DS) in 2005. Used as a one-to-many data model for sourcing and procurement by companies like IBM, Cisco Systems, Dell, Motorola, Seagate, and Vodafone , there is much promise; but in the last five years the Company, plagued by execution issues, encountered problems. Traditionally E2open sold to the procurement organization. There is greater dependency on third parties for manufacturing and sourcing.

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GrandVision: “We are changing completely as we become demand driven”

Supply Chain Movement

In the last three years we’ve developed our strategy, centralised procurement, purchasing and manufacturing aligned our portfolios across all categories globally and developed our exclusive brands portfolio. After that it quickly went on to buy many other optical retailers including the French based, multinational GrandVision SA in 2005. My role includes purchasing, product development, product management, category management, supply chain and manufacturing.

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.

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. The same applies to certain products in your range , some of which will inevitably incur more costs than others in the process of manufacturing or buying, storage, and delivery to customers.

Cognitive Machines and the Future of Work

Aera Technology

However, delivering this type of operating system is a no easy task for a large enterprise in industries such as CPG, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and others. These include ERP, CRM and systems for procurement, supplier and warehouse management and manufacturing. Shariq Mansoor is the CTO and Founder of Aera Technology A visionary technologist, Shariq founded FusionOps in 2005, building the core data technology that powers Aera today.

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. Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. manufacturing facility in 2014.

Bio-based Products Future is Promising, but Hurdles Exist

Supply Chain View from the Field

As an example, Chemical Manufacturing (NAICS 325) encompasses a variety of chemical manufacturing codes including petrochemicals (3251), but none for biobased chemicals. Manufacturers go through a certification process that has been developed in a partnership with ASTM International to ensure quality control and consistent results. As noted by manufacturers, the program allows manufacturers to reveal the actual percentage of a product’s content that is biobased.

Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?

FLEXE

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. Instead of having to invest in fixed assets, or working with only one 3PL, you can procure the space you need, when and for however long you need it. Manufacturing locations. eCommerce is fast-paced and competitive. Your logistics could mean the difference between life and death. Can you remember your first online purchase?

Are You Afraid that Stakeholders Will Think You Are a Dummy if You Ask Too Many Questions?

EC Sourcing Group

If you want stakeholders to buy in to your procurement process you may need to ask some “dumb” questions. Amazon Prime was started in 2005 but really took off in the last 5 years. If you are a procurement professional, it is certain that you will be asked to source products or services that haven’t existed previously. Why would I recommend this approach? Because it works. Think about the new products and services that have changed our lives in the last 10 years?

Production of Lead-Acid Batteries Indefinitely Suspended in China

EcoVadis

China began the pollution discharge permit management system for the battery industry in 2005, according to which all the new installations must be audited before the operation. Some battery manufacturers have provided employees a lay-off pension or provided some social help for the medical care, but others have not seen any support and everyone is waiting for an official explanation.

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Supply Chain Management:Smarter Partnering for Smarter Business

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. He also emphasized on analytics and mentioned that IBM has done more than 16 BUSD acquisitions since 2005 in this area. Procurement Blog. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines.

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. As manufacturers continue to expand the various applications these systems can handle, we’ll see more firms designing lights-out facilities. . We’ll be watching this technology closely as drone manufacturers add capabilities necessary for various warehouse applications.

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Getting Ready for 2017: Reflections on Telling Lies

Supply Chain Shaman

This research, released in 2005, gives a compelling view of a metrics hierarchy. To gain competitive economies of scale and drive the segmented response, the back office operations–procurement, manufacturing and transportation–are automated and effective. If you wrote these statements on the whiteboard in most manufacturers’ offices and asked for companies to pick out the lie, most would struggle because they believe that they are all true.