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.

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.

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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?

Doing Business in Thailand

QAD

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

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

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. In 1714, the British government offered the public a monetary prize to the person who created the best solution for measuring a ship’s longitude. And when they do, supply chain disruptions like halted manufacturing and transportation breakdowns rattle even the largest, most prepared enterprises.

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

Kinaxis

As if the situation wasn’t bad enough, Hanjin, the huge shipping company, was already in bankruptcy as of early September and putting a delay in the arrival of goods well before the hurricane. Several container ships adjusted schedules to arrive before the storm, which put a strain on the dockworker supply as well. They would be handling maybe twice as many ships in a typical set of days.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

This is how he described their impact (emphasis added): “It may be because customers have such easy access to more information than ever before – in only a few seconds and with a couple taps on their phones, customers can read reviews, compare prices from multiple retailers, see whether something is in stock, find out how fast it will ship or be available for pick-up, and more. In other words, if your shipping your own goods, you’re competition.

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

Talking Logistics

The New First Moment of Truth: Can We Ship It Profitably? The first moment of truth in retail, as coined in 2005 by former P&G President and CEO A.G. In this age of free shipping, it seems that for online orders, there’s a new first moment of truth: can we ship it profitably? Previously, the retailer would ship those items, regardless of distance or shipping cost. I joined Snapchat this week.

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).

Doing Business in the United States

QAD

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. Shipping. to easily import and export goods anywhere in the world, and its open borders between states make it simple to ship goods across the country. About 17 percent of the workforce is involved directly in manufacturing.

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?

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. Retailers requiring additional resources to fulfill needs at grocery stores are provided links to sellers that have available product inventory, shipping/transportation services, supplemental labor, and warehousing services.

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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. The retailer may be using different methods to fulfill orders like, drop ship fulfillment, delivery and installation and home delivery using 3rd party carriers. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries.

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.

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

Elementum

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?

What Should Be the Role of the Store?

Supply Chain Shaman

Macy’s had been bragging at conferences about their work on cross-channel fulfillment with progress made in using their stores to ship directly to customers. Macy’s requested that I ship the damaged bowls back. With the introduction of Amazon Prime with free shipping, why do customers need to enter a physical store? We are currently only registering manufacturers, retailers and distributors. I love retail research.

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.

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

Elementum

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?

Why the Digital Consumer has Changed Everything!

Supply Chain Nation

If you think about it, Amazon’s “Yesterday Shipping” [i] spoof is not that much of a stretch of the imagination after all. It used to be that retailers and manufacturers could periodically forecast demand, plan what to sell, and execute to that plan. Retailers, distributors and manufacturers have no choice today but to play on this omni-channel playing field – but most are unable to do this profitably.

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. A decade of internal costsaving measures at Boston Scientific has led to creative, state-of-the-art solutions such as a genetic algorithm that calculates the optimum packaging size to minimise the amount of empty space being shipped. The facility in Kerkrade ships 3,600 orders a day.

Supply Chain Solutions – Foundation for the Omnichannel Revolution

RELEX Solutions

The company was founded in Helsinki in 2005, with a focus on using in-memory technology for rapid demand forecasting , inventory optimization , and replenishment automation. For some of their fresh food customers, they support a FEFO (First-Expired, First-Out) distribution paradigm, using the products’ expiration dates to decide which items to ship next. RELEX currently has nearly 200 customers (retail, wholesale, and manufacturing) in 20 countries.

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

Elementum

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. FedEx announced recently that it plans to ship a record number of boxes this winter —317 million in total. Welcome to the second installment of Supply Chain Spotlight, Elementum’s interview series.

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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. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering.

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. In fact, in a recent Baymard Institute survey, 61% of shoppers cite unexpected costs and shipping fees as a reason they’ll abandon a purchase. That means, nearly 61 out of 100 shoppers on your site will go elsewhere if shipping costs are too high. Building an in-house distribution network is expensive, but so is fast shipping.

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. For example, many automotive manufacturers and suppliers are members of the standards-setting automotive industry action group (AIAG). Walmart now ships certain merchandise and groceries to stores that are in the path of hurricanes.

Six Sigma Tools and Inventory Management

EMERGE App

Instead, it refers to a quality management improvement process used by large scale manufacturers. The first one is a highly disciplined approach to improving manufacturing processes, products and design. The term comes from statistical modeling of manufacturing processes. In 2005 Motorola credited over US$17 billion in savings to Six Sigma alone. DMAIC is used to improve manufacturing processes: Define. These do not involve the manufacture of physical products.

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.

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. These can include product training, on-site repair, or any other niche the company can offer as a caveat to their shipping services. The results have been tabulated for the 68th annual Survey of Distribution Operations.

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. Expedite deliveries, but not returns (because it is cheaper to ship slowly and customers are not looking for expedited return shipping).

Sports Jerseys and Lifetime Returns Policy

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

The best part for the fan (consumer) is that Jersey Assurance (JA) is free AND shipping on the new jersey is free! From an operations lens, this retailing policy brings up a few interesting questions: With JA, the risk of owning a jersey is reduced, so how much more can the jersey manufacturer charge for jerseys? Now, the question is how many jerseys should the manufacturer produce? Bobby S. Nyotta and Christopher S.

Sports Jerseys and Lifetime Returns Policy

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

The best part for the fan (consumer) is that Jersey Assurance (JA) is free AND shipping on the new jersey is free! From an operations lens, this retailing policy brings up a few interesting questions: With JA, the risk of owning a jersey is reduced, so how much more can the jersey manufacturer charge for jerseys? Now, the question is how many jerseys should the manufacturer produce? Bobby S. Nyotta and Christopher S.

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

In the mid 1950s, this concept was extended to transportation management with the development of intermodal containers together with ships, trains, and trucks to handle these containers. The widespread recognition of the term “supply chain” has come primarily as a result of the globalization of manufacturing since the mid 1990s, particularly the growth of manufacturing in China. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

In the mid 1950s, this concept was extended to transportation management with the development of intermodal containers together with ships, trains, and trucks to handle these containers. The widespread recognition of the term “supply chain” has come primarily as a result of the globalization of manufacturing since the mid 1990s, particularly the growth of manufacturing in China. History of Supply Chain Management.

China and the global textile machinery

Exapro Hub

In May 2018, more than 200 textile machinery manufacturers compiled their statistics into a survey and thus, according to the 40th annual International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS), released by the International Textil Manufacturers Federation ( ITMF ), the country has experienced strong growth in global deliveries between 2016 and 2017: long-staples spindles, short-staples spindles (up 21%), and open-end rotors (24%). With a population of over than 1.4