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.

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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

Here’s Why Image of Manufacturing as Boring, Dirty, and Tedious is Drastically Changing


Picture of traditional job in manufacturing. Each setting is an accurate image of manufacturing from different time periods in history, the past and the present. Manufacturing has changed a great deal over the last 100 years, and manufacturing today is dramatically different than what was “normal” in 1990. What’s Driving the Change in the Image of Manufacturing? Manufacturers Will Open Their Doors, Literally. Manufacturing, as society, has evolved.

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.

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


defense firms tend to follow a traditional “white box” sourcing approach, as shown in this figure. 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).

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. In the mid-1980s, leaders like Colgate, Intel, and Procter & Gamble defined supply chain organizations where source, make and deliver functions reported through the same organization, and had a common leader. They first appeared on the scene in 2005. Tomorrow starts a new year.

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


The state of Florida “requires motor fuel (1) service stations near interstate highways or evacuation routes, (2) terminals and (3) wholesalers to have transfer switches and appropriate wiring to transfer the electrical load from a utility to an alternate generated power sources in the event of a power failure. This powerful feature lets a supplier or manufacturer see what would happen if the ports all closed, or the delivery mechanisms could not embark.

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. Supply chain network and transportation optimization can help make better sourcing and multi-stop route decisions that ultimately result in route design that balances low costs with higher service. Companies need to be fully aware of global climate change conversations and how they will impact their supply chain in the near future.

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Podcast: Marcia Williams on Supply Chain Optimization and Digital Transformation


For example, say I recommend an application that gives them full visibility into the supply chain, so that when they place an order, they know how much is in the inventory, how it’s coming and by what date, so they can start using it in manufacturing.

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. Even though many of the same ingredients are used in both food services and grocery stores, the ways products are sourced, packaged, and delivered through the two supply chains are very different.

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How Did the Digital Supply Chain Evolve?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Such information streamlined transactions and improved decision-making, but the ERP data did not initially permit connecting and compiling cross-functional data sources. However, as supply chain managers gained more access to data from ERP platforms or other sources, they explored feasible ways to use the information to overcome challenges and get new insights. People were introduced to the concept of big data in 2005. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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. As, there is no postcode change in this case, there is no change in inventory sourcing warehouse and delivery van route. About Us.

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. Source: Amazon.com. 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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This Week in Logistics News (September 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The first moment of truth in retail, as coined in 2005 by former P&G President and CEO A.G. This is yet another example of how retailers and manufacturers are trying to find the right balance between delivering an enhanced customer experience and finding the optimal mix of inventory, transportation, and labor costs. Spark Delivery: Walmart’s Crowd-Sourced Delivery Platform. I joined Snapchat this week.

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. There is greater dependency on third parties for manufacturing and sourcing. Likewise, the Terra Technology team will need to learn sourcing.

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Best B2B Marketplaces in China


B2B Marketplaces in China – Suppliers, Manufacturers, Distributors. Global Sources. Global Sources is a leading B2B media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. More than 1 million international buyers, including 95 of the world’s top 100 retailers, use Global Sources to obtain product and company information to help them source more profitably from overseas supply markets. Founded in 2005.

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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. One example is the optimisation of the activities in a hospital’s catheterisation lab because they are a source of inefficiency in many countries. From 2005 onwards, when we became part of the global manufacturing organisation, the Senior Vice President Operations demanded a 5 percent net saving year on year.

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). Replacement sources were soon found. Relief and resilience.

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.

Why Learning Technologies will Fundamentally Transform Retail and Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

In Part I of this series , I discussed why retailers, manufacturers and distributors are struggling to adjust to the new demands of the omni-channel consumer. But in only a few years since then, Google’s Books Library project has digitized and scanned books from many more libraries and sources. I believe we are in the midst of a radical transformation, not just in retailing, but also in how offers are designed, produced and delivered.

Conscious Clothing? Why Fashion's Going Green

Material Handling and Logistics

For years now, we’ve watched the old guard of the packaged-food industry get pummeled as consumers look to fill their grocery carts with trendier items bearing feel-good labels such as “natural” or “sustainably sourced.”. Several prominent clothing retailers are revamping their manufacturing and tailoring their brand images for just this kind of change. announced a new initiative that eliminates many chemicals from its jeans manufacturing process and reduces textile waste.

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.

Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

Supply Chain Network

Further analysis shows that 2010 was about on par with 2005, and still well below the pre-recession years. Manufacturing and business spending were the bright spots during much of 2010, while consumer goods production was almost flat. This research is a key source of information that not only identifies macro trends and how the logistics discipline is impacted, but also details ways that company leaders can capitalize on the recovery as it occurs,” Blasgen said.

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.

Reducing Collateral Damages by Imposing Collective Penalties

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

China’s rising cost and China’s RMB appreciation have motivated some western firms to source their products from other low-cost countries in South-East Asia. Walmart, H&M, Mango, and Adidas) to source their apparel products due to its low labor cost (US$ 2 per day) and loose or unenforced regulations.    When more firms source from Bangladesh, more contract manufacturers enter the market to meet demand.  Felipe Caro and Christopher S.

Sports Jerseys and Lifetime Returns Policy

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

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? For example, prior to the implementation of JA, say the manufacturer has a demand of 50,000 jerseys of a particular jersey, which comes from two main sources: (1) fans of the team and (2) fans of the specific player. Bobby S. Nyotta and Christopher S.

Sports Jerseys and Lifetime Returns Policy

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

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? For example, prior to the implementation of JA, say the manufacturer has a demand of 50,000 jerseys of a particular jersey, which comes from two main sources: (1) fans of the team and (2) fans of the specific player. Bobby S. Nyotta and Christopher S.

How Supply Chain Strategy Misalignment is Killing Kmart USA

Logistics Bureau

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. Direct purchases from producers or manufacturers, instead of buying through wholesalers (if your company is engaged in retail commerce).

Production of Lead-Acid Batteries Indefinitely Suspended in China


Since the beginning of this year, various news sources have disclosed the violations to the public and increasingly individuals have started to grasp the danger and gravity of the situation. 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.

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

EC Sourcing Group

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. In the last month I have spoken with prospective clients in property management, media, energy, insurance, private schools, home building, consulting and manufacturing. These companies contacted me about sourcing, workflow and contract management tools.

Reverse Logistics: 5 Steps for Better Backward Operations

Supply Chain Opz

Rubio and Chamorro 2008 explains about the current state of reverse logistics research in their paper " Characteristics of the research on reverse logistics (1995–2005) " that major research stream is, - Development of math algorithm in a production planning and design of optimal reverse logistics network. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll. Reverse Logistics: 5 Steps for Better Backward Operations. What is reverse logistics?

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. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive.

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%). Source of some data: just-style.com).

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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